Picasso and The Spanish Classics

Thursday, November 2nd, 2023 - Sunday, February 4th, 2024

The exhibition will explore Picasso’s response to Spanish literature, in particular his images inspired by two 17th-century literary giants, Luis de Góngora y Argote and Miguel de Cervantes. Featuring a recent acquisition, Picasso’s suite of prints, Góngora’s Vingt poëmes (1948), it will display rarely seen works of art alongside seventeenth-century editions and manuscripts. It will highlight Picasso’s reinterpretation of Velázquez’s portrait of the poet, the artist’s vision of the ideal woman, and his depiction of the iconic figures from Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote. The exhibition will thus focus on the way Picasso reinterpreted the literary classics of his native land.

Sun, Thu - Sat 12pm - 5pm
Mon - Wed CLOSED

Guided tours:  Fri & Sat 2pm beginning September 22, 2023. Space is limited. Register online.

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library
613 W. 155th Street (between 155th & 156th Streets)

New York, NY

40.833583813724, -73.9466164

Picasso and The Spanish Classics