HISPANIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Notwithstanding its easy access, Audubon Terrace the location of the American Academy of Arts and Letters— lies off the beaten path for Manhattan tourists and even most Ne York residents. The crowds that throng the city’s Metropolitan Museum of Art or Museum of Modern Art simply do not materialize at this outpost a mere five miles to the north, which is part of its appeal. Visitors to Audubon Terrace which is so named because the complex was devel-oped on land that belonged to the famous painter of birds) should not fail to also visit the Academy’s next-door neighbor, the Hispanic Society of America, at 613. 155th St. (212-926-2234). This free museum houses a magnificent collection of Spanish art and a strong showing of works from Portugal and Latin America. Its particular strengths include work from the Spanish Golden Age (by El Greco, Zurbarán, and Murillo) and the works of Spanish Impressionist Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida.- You may well have the galleries all to yourself.
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