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The Winter Show 2020 Partners with Hispanic Society Museum & Library on Exhibit

This January 24 through February 2, 2020, The Winter Show will be taking place at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. This season, the show has announced a 2020 loan exhibition titled Unrivaled, done in partnership with the Hispanic Society Museum & Library.

The Winter Show is a leading art, antiques, and design fair that brings together 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. The annual New York event is also an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, an organization that serves the local Bronx and Northern Manhattan community through its focus on education and technology opportunities.

Cuzco School, “The Presentation in the Temple,” Peru, mid-18th century, oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, New York

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library works to “collect, preserve, study, exhibit, stimulate appreciation for, and advance knowledge of works directly related to the arts, literature, and history of the countries wherein Spanish and Portuguese are or have been predominant spoken languages, all in the service of the public and in accordance with the highest professional standards,” according to the organization’s mission statement.

Aquamanile in the Form of a Female Dragon, Portugal, 1625-50, tin-glazed earthenware. Image courtesy of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, New York

Through the groups’ exciting new collaborative exhibition, curated by acclaimed architect Peter Marino and art historian/curator Philippe de Montebello, will feature masterworks from across the Hispanic world, including the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, and the Philippines. The works presented will span over 4,000 years of history, art, and culture.

Artists like Diego Velázquez, El Greco, Francisco de Goya, John Singer Sargent, Joaquín Sorolla, and many more iconic creators from around the world will be represented by this can’t-miss showcase.

“We are honored to present the depth of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library’s unrivaled collection at The Winter Show 2020,” said exhibition curator and chairman of the board Philippe de Montebello in a press statement.

“The loan exhibition is drawn from a collection devoted to telling the rich stories of the Hispanic world. With a focus on all facets of art, literature, and culture, we strive to broaden understandings of the complex cultures of the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, and the Philippines, and their global impact.”

Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), “Camilo Astalli, Known as Cardinal Pamphili,” Rome, Italy 1650-51, oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, New York

Helen Allen, Executive Director of The Winter Show, echoed the excitement, and added:

“We are delighted to work with the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, Philippe de Montebello, and Peter Marino to present these extraordinary examples of Hispanic history. Unrivaled offers us the opportunity to share the institution’s collection of remarkable paintings and objects from around the world, reinforcing The Winter Show’s mission, which is truly global in scope. We hope our collectors, visitors, and exhibitors alike will delight in experiencing this spectacular exhibition.”

Stay tuned for more news and updates on The Winter Show 2020, including exclusive updates from the New York City event, coming soon to House Tipster Industry.

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