2018 Events Calendar

  • Duchamp, Magritte, Dalí: los revolucionarios de 1900
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  • Auschwitz: First stop of this travelling exhibition about the notorious Nazi extermination camp in Poland, with over 600 original artefacts (Centro de Arte Canal. Till 17 Jun).
  • Ed van der Elsken: An extensive selection of the Dutch photographer's most iconic images: snapshots of Paris and of people photographed on his numerous trips as well as in Amsterdam, his hometown (Mapfre Foundation. Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall. 26 Jan-20 May).
  • Derain, Balthus, Giacometti: This exhibition explores the friendship between three of the 20th century’s greatest artists. Their viewpoints coincide in their exacting standards for what a work of art must be. (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 1 Feb-6 May).
  • Pessoa. All Art is a Form of Literature: A collective exhibition about Portuguese avant-garde artists from the early 20th Century (Reina Sofia Museum. 7 Feb-7 May).
  • Warhol. The Mechanical Art: Discover Warhol’s evolution, from his beginnings as a graphic designer to his establishment as a world-famous artist. (CaixaForum Madrid. 1 Feb-6 May).
  • Sorolla and Fashion: Sorolla was the perfect chronicler of the changes that took place in trends and styles in clothing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Thyssen Bornemisza National Museum/ Sorolla Museum. 12 Feb-27 May)
  • China, Japan and India and Contemporary Spanish Art: A portrayal of the influence of the East on 20th-century Spanish art (Juan March Foundation. 8 Mar-24 Jun).
  • Isadora Duncan. The liberation of movement: Dancer Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) was an advocate of free movement of the female body, with a vision of dance that clashed with social conventions (Espacio Telefónica Foundation. 23 Mar-24 Jun).
  • Rubens. Painter of Sketches: 70 pieces by the most important artist for the creation of oil sketches within the history of European art. (Prado Museum. 10 Apr-5 Aug).
  • Duchamp, Magritte, Dalí: Revolutionary Artists from the 20th century: An exhibition dedicated to the artists who revolutionised twentieth-century art (Gaviria Palace. 10 Apr-15 July).
  • Marc Pataut: Photographic exhibition devoted to the social protest works by the French artist (Reina Sofia Museum. 25 Apr-27 Aug).
  • Magnum. PHotoEspaña 2018: More than 20 Magnum photographers from different generations are exhibiting their pictures focusing on play (Espacio Telefónica Foundation. 11 May-16 Sept).
  • Victor Vasarely. The Birth of Op Art: A monographic exhibition of one of the principal exponents of Op Art (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 7 Jun-9 Sept).
  • Monet/Boudin: First exhibition that addresses the relationship between the impressionist painter and his maestro (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 26 Jun-30 Sept).
  • Disney, The Art of Storytelling: A journey through the creative process of the Disney Studios (CaixaForum Madrid. 17 Jul-11 Nov).
  • Max Beckmann. Figures in ExileExhibition dedicated entirely to one of Germany’s leading twentieth-century artists (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 23 Oct-27 Jan 2019).
  • Tamara de Lempicka: A solo exhibition dedicated to the Polish painter, best-known for her polished Art Deco portraits (Gaviria Palace. Late 2018).

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