The Hispanic Society of America in Washington Heights is set to close Sunday for two-and-a-half years for multi-million renovations.
The main building was built in 1904, and the $15 million project will replace the roof and lighting.
"Our capital project is about our mission: we want to create the best space and renovate the structure so we can connect people and engage them in a meaningful way with the objects in the collection and with the Hispanic world," said Elaine Delgado, the director of development for the Hispanic Society Museum and Library.
But the museum's art, sculptures, and antiques will still be available for viewing, as the organization is loaning them out to galleries around the world.
Its educational programs will also be offered off-site, and its library will be open by appointment.
The Hispanic Society of America is expected to reopen August 2019.
To find out more about the museum and its programs, head to www.hispanicsociety.org