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Hispanic Society of America
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Hispanic Society of America
Olivia Pei
Hispanic Society Sculptures
Jean Parker Phifer
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Hispanic Society of America

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First direct your attention to the Hispanic Society of America, which was built in 1908. The entrance is on the south side, where the pair of limestone lions stands. One of Columbus's three ships is featured on the triangular frieze on top of the building. Within, the Society features art from the middle ages to present, including works by Velazquez, Goya, El Greco, and Jose de Ribera. The society is a free museum and reference library dedicated to Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. It features a notable collection of textiles, as well as rare carpets, lace, embroidery, and seals. The museum is known for housing archeological finds, religious artifacts and other historical relics.