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The Museum and Library of the Hispanic Society of America: A Hidden Gem in New York City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Museum and Library of The Hispanic Society of America is perhaps the least known of New York City museums, yet it has an extraordinary collection. I recently spent a delightful afternoon at the museum, which reflects the vision of Archer Milton Huntington to establish an institution dedicated to the celebration of Hispanic culture.

Paris Journal I: La Renaissance et le reve

Francis Levy | Posted 12.14.2013 | Travel
Francis Levy

How unoriginal surrealism was! It stole all its ideas from dreams and from earlier works of art. Dali et al were great promoters and the impact of th...

Madrid vs. Lisbon: Which Is Iberia's Top Pick?

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Spain and Portugal are like fresh sangria and old port. They are different tastes. And while the Euro has helped to remake these countries in some similar ways, the two are like neighbors who roll their eyes at the shouts and spicy smells that drift from next door.

82nd & Fifth: MY FIRST TIME by George Goldner

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

El Greco's View of Toledo is the first picture that attracted curator George Goldner to art when he was just ten years old. "To me the works of art th...

Oft-Forgotten Hispanic Museum Looks To Make Name For Itself

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 04.27.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Situated behind a wrought-iron gate on an attractive brick terrace in upper Manhattan, the Hispanic Society of America is an imposing...

Astoria Characters: The Pane-Air Painter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

For three decades, Berch and his brushes have been beautifying Astoria, and for three decades, he's stayed pretty much behind the glass.

Stolen Spanish Masterpieces By Goya & El Greco Found

AP | By HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 06.17.2011 | Arts

MADRID -- Spanish investigators have recovered stolen masterpieces by two of the country's most revered artists: Goya and El Greco, a police statement...

Picasso's Going Down: Steve Melcher on That Is Priceless

Dan Lybarger | Posted 06.08.2011 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

One reason classical paintings are so ripe for new titles is that a lot of them portray old stories that everyone's long forgotten. With religious paintings being inherently so serious, they're the perfect comedy set-up.

Arabia Felix 103: Despite Crippling Travails, Yemen Draws Eager Tourists

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

The inhospitable terrain, weather and occasional kidnapping of foreigners may keep the faint-hearted at bay, but itinerant archeologists, scholars and adventure seekers still flock to Arabia Felix.