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Spanish art started being collected by North Americans as a private initiative and was later followed by museums. The initial interest in Spanish art from the Golden Age was later extended to more recent periods in time. During this process, Spanish art went from being perceived as something eccentric in the history of art to being placed at the very center of the canon within the context of modernity. Nowadays, Spanish art has a country-wide presence that goes from coast to coast.

María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco, “Spanish Art in the United States” by in Illustrating Spain in the US (2022).

Spanish Art in the US aims to map the most relevant Spanish art pieces across the country and highlight the work of museums and institutions in the U.S. with Spanish art in their collections.

Please note that this is a work in progress, with new museums being added regularly. View the latest updates.

Norton Simon Museum

Featured museum this month

The Norton Simon Museum, located in Pasadena, California, is renowned worldwide for its private art collection. Situated just steps away from the Old Pasadena district, known for its shops and restaurants, and only ten miles from downtown Los Angeles, the museum showcases an assortment of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, as well as South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Approximately 1,000 works from the permanent collection of 12,000 objects are on view in the Norton Simon Museum’s galleries and sculpture garden throughout the year.

Spanish artists include Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Francisco de Zurbarán, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Jusepe de Ribera, Juan Gris, Juan Rexach and Pedro Fernando.

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Artists

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Updates

View the latest published artworks:

Pablo Picasso
Sujet Poule
Published on July 15, 2024 in RISD Museum
Anonymous / Unknown
Dish
Published on July 15, 2024 in RISD Museum
Cristóbal Balenciaga
Dress
Published on July 15, 2024 in RISD Museum
Cristóbal Balenciaga
Black lace dress with bows and pleating
Published on July 15, 2024 in RISD Museum
Cristóbal Balenciaga
Black suit with three-quarter sleeves
Published on July 15, 2024 in RISD Museum
Pablo Picasso
Bowl with Picador
Published on July 15, 2024 in RISD Museum

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