Designing America: Spain’s Imprint in the U.S.
December 8, 7 – 8:30 pm
Exhibition on view:
December 8, 2015 – February 28, 2016
Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
2801 16th St NW
RSVP required for the Public Opening here.
Exhibition Gallery Hours: Mon – Thurs, 10 am – 5 pm
Fri – Sun, 10 am – 6 pm
Closed from December 24 to January 3; January 18 and February 15.
An interactive look at Spain’s architectural and urban cultural legacy in the United States.
The Ambassador of Spain Ramón Gil-Casares, and the Secretary General of Fundación Consejo España - Estados Unidos Manuel Mª Lejarreta, have the pleasure to invite you to the Public Opening of Designing America: Spain’s Imprint in the U.S., with the presence of the Director General for Fine Arts of Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and President of AC/E, Miguel Ángel Recio.
SPAIN arts & culture presents Designing America: Spain’s Imprint in the U.S., an exhibition organized by Fundación Consejo España-Estados Unidos, in partnership with Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE, National Library of Spain). Through the dialogue between historic documents and the combined narration of texts, images and audio-visual elements, the exhibit displays the important contributions that Spain has made to the construction of the United States territory, landscape and cities, starting with the first settlements to present day.
Curated by Spanish architects Juan Miguel Hernández León and Francisco Arques Soler and designed as an open cross-sectional tour through architecture, urban planning and the territory, Designing America: Spain’s Imprint in the U.S. enlightens the historical, political and cultural events that have marked the course of 500 years of common history between the United States and Spain.
Join us also for the Exhibition Lecture Designing Spanish Florida: Discovery, Settlement, and Exploration in the Age Before Jamestown by J. Michael Francis on Saturday, December 12 at 12 pm. RSVP required.