Mark your calendars as something exceptional is coming to BYU’s Museum of Art on January 26, 2024.
Spain and the Hispanic World comes to us from the Hispanic Society Museum and Library. Its Spanish Museum collections, founded in 1904, are unparalleled in their scope and quality outside of Spain. They span over four thousand years of art, literary, and cultural history from not only Spain, but also Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines.
Be prepared for the marvelous display of this extensive collection of art and artifacts. Objects range from intricate metalwork pendants you can hold in the palm of your hand to larger than life painted portraits. This exhibition will feature the biggest names in Spanish art: Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Goya, Francisco de Zurbarán, Joaquin Sorolla, El Greco… the list goes on and on.
Some works featured have never been exhibited outside the Hispanic Society, or at all, until the show began touring in 2017. Before coming to the MOA, Spain and the Hispanic World spent several months at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. In June, it will return to the Hispanic Society permanently.
This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. Spain and the Hispanic World is an exhibition for the ages!
MOA staff are hard at work designing the gallery space, writing the wall labels, preparing material for museum tours, and building the display cases – some objects even require specific temperature and light control. Come and see the finished result of their careful efforts this January.