Arts Committee—Faculty Picks
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Art and Culture (Amanda Wunder)
- Located in Washington Heights, the Hispanic Society has what may well be the very finest collection of Spanish art to be found anywhere outside of Spain. Highlights include paintings by El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya. You can’t miss the recently-restored monumental Vision of Spain by Joaquin Sorolla, a series of colorful paintings depicting the diverse peoples, regions, and traditions of Spain. Admission is always free, and there are free guided tours on Saturdays. This seemingly hidden gem is actually very accessible from Manhattan or the Bronx on the 1 or C trains, at 613 West 155th Street in Harlem (on Broadway).
- The Met always has a spectacular exhibitions. You can always visit the Met and all of its permanent and special exhibitions for free: recommended student admission is $12, but this is only what is suggested—pay what you can, and you have unlimited access to some of the most beautiful artworks made in human history. The Renaissance portrait special exhibition will run from December 21, 2011, through March 18, 2012. For more information, visit the “Upcoming Exhibitions” section of the Met’s website at www.metmuseum.org.
Last modified: Dec 10, 2014