The Roundtable Committee of the National Arts Club held an event last night at the Hispanic Society. It was a private tour of the “Nuestra Casa: Rediscovering the Treasures of The Hispanic Society Museum & Library” exhibit by the curator, Madeleine Haddon. We also got an insider’s look at the Museum’s renovation progress by the Director, Guillaume Kientz.
So how do you describe an evening filled with masterworks such as Francisco de Goya’s Duchess of Alba (1797) and Diego Velázquez’s Portrait of a Little Girl (c. 1638-42)? Stunning isn’t too strong a superlative. But the sneak preview into the The Sorolla Vision of Spain Gallery could not be beat. The historical portraits of Spanish culture in vast murals were inspirational. Oh what events will be had there!!!!
The Hispanic Society was generous to provide a copa de vino in Audubon Terrace as we all chatted about the beauty we were able to enjoy on a cool spring evening. Great conversations were had, new friendships were sparked and old ones reinvigorated.
Run! Don’t walk to this amazing exhibit!
Spring has sprung and New York City is back!