Spanish Art in the US

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 is an interactive microsite that aims to map the most relevant Spanish art pieces across the country and highlight the work of museums and institutions in the US 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.


Explore the collection by museum holdings:

Dalí Museum

Spanish artists include Salvador Dalí.

Allentown Art Museum

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

Harn Museum of Art

Spanish artists include Antoni Tàpies, Francisco Canes and Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes.

Columbia Museum of Art

Spanish artists include Alonso Miguel de Tovar, Antonio Vasquez, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes and Juan de Pareja.


Spanish artists include Alonso Cano, Castillo y Saavedra, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, José de Ribera, José Leonardo, Master of Osma and Vicente López y Portaña.

Kreeger Museum

Spanish artists include Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso.

National Gallery of Art

Spanish artists include Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Diego Velázquez, El Greco, Francisco Antonio Ruiz Gijón, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, José de Ribera, Juan de Flandes, Juan Gris, Juan van der Hamen y León, Luis Meléndez, Luisa Roldán (La Roldana), Mariano Fortuny and Master of the Catholic Kings.

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Explore the collection by Spanish artists:

  • Aceves, Tomas
  • Anonymous / Unknown
  • Blanchard, María
  • Canes, Francisco
  • Cano, Alonso
  • Castillo y Saavedra, Antonio del
  • Chillida, Eduardo
  • Dalí, Salvador
  • de Borgoña, Juan
  • de Castro, Bartolomé
  • de Juanes, Juan
  • de Mena, Pedro
  • de Osona the Elder, Rodrigo
  • de Zurbarán, Francisco
  • El Greco
  • El Greco and workshop
  • Esteve y Marqués, Agustín
  • Flandes, Juan de
  • Fortuny, Mariano
  • Gallego, Fernando
  • Genovés, Juan
  • Goya y Lucientes, Francisco José de
  • Gris, Juan
  • Juan van der, Hamen y León
  • Leonardo, José
  • López y Portaña, Vicente
  • Madrazo y Garreta, Raimundo de
  • Maestro Bartolomé
  • Maíno, Juan Bautista
  • Martorell, Bernat
  • Master of Osma
  • Master of Rubielos de Mora
  • Master of the Catholic Kings
  • Mateu, Jaume
  • Meléndez, Luis
  • Miró, Joan
  • Mor, Anthonis
  • Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban
  • Orrente, Pedro
  • Pareja, Juan de
  • Picasso, Pablo
  • Plensa, Jaume
  • Quintanilla Martínez, Isabel
  • Ribera, José de
  • Rico y Ortega, Martín
  • Roldán (La Roldana), Luisa
  • Ruiz Gijón, Francisco Antonio
  • Rusiñol, Santiago
  • Sánchez Coello, Alonso
  • Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquín
  • Tàpies, Antoni
  • Tovar, Alonso Miguel de
  • Vasquez, Antonio
  • Velázquez, Diego
  • Vicente, Esteban
  • Vigarny, Felipe
  • Villabrille y Ron, Juan Alonso
  • Yáñez de la Almedina, Fernando
  • Zamacois y Zabala, Eduardo

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