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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.

Have you ever thought of how a particular art piece arrived at a certain museum or what is the story behind a world-famous artwork? Spanish Art in the US walks you into the world of Spanish art and helps you discover all its hidden secrets.

Please note that this is a work in progress and that more museums will be added shortly. View the latest updates.

Museums

Explore the collection by museum holdings:

Rollins Museum of Art

Spanish artists include Felipe Vigarny, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes and Jaume Plensa.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Spanish artists include Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Blasco de Grañén, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Jaume Plensa, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Spanish artists include Bartolomé de Castro, Bernat Martorell, Francisco de Zurbarán, Jaume Mateu, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, Juan de Juanes, Rodrigo de Osona the Elder and Santiago Rusiñol.

Milwaukee Art Museum

Spanish artists include Francisco de Zurbarán and Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Spanish artists include Diego Velázquez, El Greco and workshop, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Joan Miró, Jusepe de Ribera, Juan Bautista Maíno, Juan de Pareja, Juan Genovés, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí.

Allentown Art Museum

Spanish artists include Esteban Vicente, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Joan Miró and Salvador Dalí.

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Artists

Explore the collection by Spanish artists:

View all 69 artists

Periods

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Updates

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