On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 County Prep’s senior AP Spanish Literature/Culture and the freshman Spanish for Native Speakers classes visited the Hispanic Society of America located in Washington Heights, New York.
The Hispanic Society promotes the study of the rich artistic and cultural traditions of Spain and Portugal and their areas of influence in the Americas and around the world. The museum is home to some of the most world renowned artifacts, sculptures, and paintings by artists such as: Goya, Zurbarán, Murillo, Velázquez, El Greco, and Sorolla. The Sorolla room holds a magnificent, panoramic series of 14 canvases “The Provinces of Spain”, which represents a celebration of regional costumes and cultures. The students were impressed with Sorolla’s twentieth century “Vision of Spain.” In addition, Dr. Domenech -the students’ tour guide- unveiled for our students the museum’s famous map of the sixteenth century and showed them some original books published in 1552. These artifacts enlightened students’ knowledge of how the world was perceived in that era. All of the students were truly amazed by this visit to the Hispanic Society.