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"Study for a Seated Man" by the artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo is one of the works that will be in the exhibition. Photo: Courtesy
'Study for a Seated Man' by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo is one of the works to be featured in the exhibition. Photo courtesy

Hispanic Society Museum & Library to open new exhibition on Viceroyalty Art

The new exhibition room will feature Spanish, Latin American and Portuguese pieces.

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The Hispanic Society Museum and Library's new exhibition is scheduled to open to the public in January 2023. It's also when the new Main Courtyard and Sorolla Visions of Spain Gallery will open. The new space will offer exciting programming and exhibitions that will highlight many of these new acquisitions in the coming season.

The museum is the "leading institution dedicated to the preservation, study, understanding, exhibition and enjoyment of the art and cultures of Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries and communities," according to a statement from the institution. 

Some of the works that will be part of the exhibition are by Murillo, El Greco, Goya, Echave Ibia, and Rodriguez Juarez. 

Murillo's Study for a Seated Man in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the British Museum will be featured alongside recently-discovered drawings from El Greco, titled El Greco's Circle at Sotheby's auction in London last July.

As for the other artists, unpublished drawings like Saint Jerome by Cyrillo Volkmar Machado, The Blind Guitarist by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, and Saint John the Baptist in the Desert by Baltasar de Echave Ibía will be on display. 

Today, the Hispanic Society is revered for its vast, diverse and important holdings, which exceed half a million items, and is considered one of the most extensive collections of art and literature from Spain, Portugal, Latin America, the Philippines, and Portuguese India. 

For those interested in the institution's collections, the HSM&L has recently debuted "Collections Circles" with works from around the world including rare books, fine art, maps, jewelry, photography, ancient art and textiles from multiple, and Spanish and Portuguese-speaking peoples.

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