From the Andes to the Caribbean: American Art from the Spanish Empire
Discover a more complete story of art from the Spanish Empire—and a broader definition of American art—through an unparalleled collection of Spanish colonial paintings.
.: Friday, March 3 10am – Sunday, July 30 5pm.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Closed on major holidays
No application or registration needed.
$18 Seniors (65+)
Free Sundays—free to all!
Free All students with a valid ID
Free Harvard ID holders (plus one guest)
Free Harvard Art Museums Friends
Free Youth under 18
Free Cambridge residents (proof of residency required)
- Free for some residents
- In-person only.
Harvard Art Museums
Cambridge, MA 02138
The Spanish empire and its patent mercantile companies were the dominant colonial force in America from 1492 to 1832. Five years before Portugal established American settlements and nearly a century before Britain and France claimed land in the hemisphere, wealth from America’s colonial territories (viceroyalties) of New Spain and Peru made Spain the richest nation on Earth. Though Spain is no longer an empire, its colonial past continues to inform the art and culture of the Americas.
Event continues to run during April vacation.