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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.

Re-NEW-all:Cultural New Year Catch-Up;January 2015

Jill Lynne | Posted 03.21.2015 | Arts
Jill Lynne

It is important to have that daily pause -- to meditate and tune out -- turning inward for insights and centering. However an extended period of Re-NEW-all -- disconnecting to re-connect in a more meaningful manner -- revitalizes one, body and soul.

How the Spanish Painter Goya Can Help Us Make Sense of a Troubling 2014

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 03.02.2015 | Arts
The GroundTruth Project

The Spanish master Francisco Goya painted 200 years ago at a time not unlike the age of disruption, revolution, barbarity and torture that defined the year 2014.

2014 Top 20 Picks

Tony Woodcock | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Each year I survey what I have seen and experienced in the past 12 months and, after much soul searching and difficult internal debate, come up with my top 20 picks. (Plus two alternates!) Here is the list for 2014:

Chasing Windmills In Spain With The Masters

Lori Needleman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
Lori Needleman

Of course a gathering like this is only a fantasy, but imagine how unforgettable it would be to learn about Spanish literature, art and culture from the greats who created so many indelible works.

To San Diego for Art

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I always think about San Diego as an old friend. But somehow, I haven't been there for a few years. So, come last Sunday, I jumped in a car and, two...

Every Painting Is a Journey

Domingo Zapata | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
Domingo Zapata

When I look at a painting, I try to disregard who the artist was, or year the work was created; rather, I try to figure out its place in our human journey

The Naked Maja in My Camera

G.E. Masana | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts
G.E. Masana

"Goya," he said, "that's who your work reminds me of." I didn't expect that coming from a client.

A Look at High Art in the 21st Century: Pictures at a Museum's Shop.

Jura Margulis | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Jura Margulis

We created abundance in the civilized world and cherish the history of our culture and the culture of our history, or so we say, and that last room before the museum's shop exhibits the best we can do in and with the visual arts sector?

The Square

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

The bottom line is that after two years of turmoil beginning in the winter of 2011 Mohammed Morsi remains under what the Times describes as "indefini...

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.

Will Goya Attend My Next Show?

Michael Hafftka | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

Seeing my work next to other artists is thrilling. I get a lot of emails from artist and other people interested in my work, and it seems like the old days when people would see my work in the window at 4:00 AM in Soho.

Hispanic Business Giant Passes Away

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.29.2013 | Latino Voices

One of the forces that helped develop Goya Foods into America’s top Hispanic food company, Joseph Unanue, died Wednesday, the Associated Press repor...

Happy Birthday, Goya!

Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts

Today we're wishing a Happy Birthday to our favorite eerie romantic to ever yield a paintbrush, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes. The Spanish moder...

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...

PHOTOS: The 10 Best Paintings Of Jesus Ever

Posted 12.25.2011 | Arts

Christmas is upon us, and what better way to celebrate then by shuffling through a slideshow of Jesus in all of his many forms? Some are baby, some ar...

Brooklyn Street Art Presents: Best Images Of 2011

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.10.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It's been an excellent year for street art all over the world and we've had the pleasure of seeing a lot of great stuff from both big names and anonym...

Beyond the White Cube: Time Traveling with Artist Frohawk Two Feathers

Yasmine Mohseni | Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts
Yasmine Mohseni

Born Umar Rashid in Chicago in 1976, he one day began looking into his own heritage and was disappointed at the meager information he uncovered. So, he started inventing his own ancestry.

Was Goya A Traitor To The Spanish Cause?

Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts

A new painting by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya has been discovered underneath his portrait of Judge Don Ramón Satué at the Rijksmuseum in Amste...

Every Picture Tells a Story

Tom Teicholz | Posted 10.12.2011 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

Michael Schwartz with Clients. Photo courtesy of Galerie Michael. For 30 years, Michael Schwartz has owned and operated Galerie Michael, an art g...

Guess The Artist: Answer Revealed!

Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts

Yesterday we showed you the work of art below and asked you to guess the artist who created it. Thousands of you guessed in our poll, but less than 50...

Guess The Artist (The Answer May Surprise You)

Posted 08.19.2011 | Arts

This prolific painter is regarded by some to be the first Modern artist. Although he was a court painter, his work was frequently highly critical of h...

Apocalyptic Art Through The Ages

Posted 07.21.2011 | Arts

Even if the Rapture doesn't come May 21, maybe thinking about Judgment Day every century or so can be a good thing. The End of Times have been a popul...

PHOTOS: The Art That Inspires Dior

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 07.08.2011 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

On February 12, 1947, Christian Dior presented his first collection on Avenue Montaigne. The revolution is underway and the new look is born. Unknown ...

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...