The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Opening Lecture “Glory of Spain: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library”

Sunday, Mar. 1, 2020 – Sunday, Mar. 1, 2020

03:00 PM – 04:00 PM


Presented by Mitchell A. Codding, executive director and president, Hispanic Society Museum & Library, New York

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library’s collections of art, books, and manuscripts are unparalleled in scope and quality, addressing nearly every aspect of culture in Spain, Latin America, and Portugal. The exhibition Glory of Spain brings 200 of these treasures to Houston.

This talk shows how the vision of one man, Hispanic Society founder Archer M. Huntington, became a phenomenal resource for promoting the arts and cultures of the Hispanic world. No other institution, even in Spain, offers such a complete look at Hispanic history, art, and culture. The Hispanic Society houses more than 18,000 works of art that span the Paleolithic Age to the 20th century, and a research library with some 250,000 manuscripts and 35,000 rare books, including 250 printed before 1501.

About the Hispanic Society

Located in Upper Manhattan, the Hispanic Society Museum & Library was founded in 1904 by philanthropist Archer Milton Huntington.

• $10 ($5 MFAH members)
Secure your seat in advance! Beginning January 29, get tickets below.
Admission to the exhibition is available separately.

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Tickets for Opening Lecture “Glory of Spain: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library”

Sunday, March 1, 2020 3 p.m.

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Price Qty. Total
Adult $10.00
Members pay only $5.00
Sub Total: $0.00


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    Two Parking Garages        

    Parking Garage Hours

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    Parking Garage Fees

    • Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    • The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    • For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
    Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: Use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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