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Documentary. A History of The Hispanic Society

A History of The Hispanic Society narrated by Philippe de Montebello, Mitchell A. Codding, Marcus B.Burke and Patrick Lenaghan, documentary produced by the Prado Museum and sponsored by Fundación BBVA. Under the artistic direction of Francesco Jodice, the film transports the visitor to early twentieth century New York, the key time and place for the early history of the Hispanic Society.

The documentary film contextualizes the origins of the early collecting practices of Archer Milton Huntington; the construction and inauguration of the headquarters of the Hispanic Society; his collections and the fantastic holdings of the library; his relationship with Spain through Alfonso XII and the great Spanish intellectuals of the era; his friendship with Sorolla in New York; and the philanthropy of this great patron who wanted to remain anonymous during his entire life. The story is told by the Director, Mitchell Codding, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Philippe de Montebello, and the curators.

The film, which runs for approximately 20 minutes, was filmed in New York and at the Prado Museum and is in English with Spanish subtitles.

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