One of the benefits of living in a place like Albuquerque is the chance to learn about and experience a variety of cultures. The Albuquerque Museum strives to showcase works, pieces, and stories from a wide spectrum of people, and the latest exhibit is no exception.
“Visions of the Hispanic World” has been on view at the museum since November 10th, 2018, and it will stay on display until March 31st, 2019. Organized by the Hispanic Society of American and curated by the Executive Director Mitchell A. Codding, it’s truly a can’t-miss exhibit.
“Visions of the Hispanic World”
The exhibit as a whole details the narrative of cultures in Spain and how their influence and heritage grew within the area and still does today. Over 220 works are included, covering 3,00 years of time and history. Some of the works have never even been exhibited before!
The pieces on display are all part of the Hispanic Society’s own Museum and Library collections, and will include things like archaeological artifacts from the Iberian Peninsula, art work from Islamic Spain, and manuscripts from a variety of ages, as well as sculptures, decorative arts, and paintings. The pieces date all the way back to the Medieval Age and stretch to the early 20th century.
The goal of the exhibit is to allow New Mexican residents to both observe the larger world culture, as well as see how their own region was influenced by the Hispanic world.
The first part of the exhibit takes place November 10th through March 31st and will deal with the oldest works. The Ancient, Islamic, Medieval, Golden Age, Colonial, and 19th century Spain and Latin America will be showcased. Works from this periods will be by artists including El Greco, Velázquez, and Zubarán.
Part II will take place from December 22nd to March 31st. While it covers a significantly smaller period, – painter Francisco de Goya through the 1920s in Spain – it still offers a wealth of material. Often referred to as the father of modern art, Goya had an enormous impact on the artistic that still shows up today.
Visit the Exhibit
Since the exhibit is a special, limited-time feature at the Albuquerque Museum, visitors will have to pay an extra fee to gain admittance. Children under 12, however, don’t have to pay, and there is no charge during the museum’s free days.
Avoid the lines, and purchase your ticket ahead of time here!
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Here in Albuquerque, we’re always ready to learn more about the people around us, and learn from others. So when you move here, you can expect to be welcomed with open arms into the tight-knit communities!