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:

Walters Art Museum

Spanish artists include Alonso Cano, Alonso Sánchez Coello, Anonymous / Unknown, Eduardo Zamacois y Zabala, El Greco, Mariano Fortuny, Martín Rico y Ortega, Pedro Orrente and Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta.

Allentown Art Museum

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

Cleveland Museum of Art

Spanish artists include Agustín Esteve y Marqués, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Diego Velázquez, El Greco, Francisco de Zurbarán, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, José de Ribera, Mariano Fortuny, Master of Rubielos de Mora and Pablo Picasso.

University of Arizona Museum of Art

Spanish artists include Fernando Gallego, José de Ribera, Juan de Juanes, Maestro Bartolomé and Master of the Catholic Kings.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Spanish artists include Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Juan Genovés, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí.

Rollins Museum of Art

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

Kreeger Museum

Spanish artists include Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso.

Columbia Museum of Art

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

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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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