2019 Events Calendar

  • Balthus

First Spanish show dedicated to the world's most famous -and mysterious- street artist (Feria de Madrid. 6 Dec-19 May).

A journey through Bohemian Paris at the turn of the century with over 350 works by contemporary artists at the end of the 19th century (CaixaForum Madrid. 20 Feb-19 May).

A solo exhibition dedicated to the Polish painter, best-known for her polished Art Deco portraits (Gaviria Palace. Extended to 26 May).

A tribute to the Renaissance genius to commemorate the 500th anniversary of his death (National Library / Palacio de las Alhajas. 29 Nov-19 May).

An exhibition made up of Images and Counterimages of the Spanish Transition (Reina Sofia Museum - Nouvel Building. Until 25 November).

An exhibition on the work of the American sculptor and printer (Reina Sofia Museum. Until 6 May).

A fascinating exhibition featuring figures and constructions made with LEGO blocks (Gaviria Palace. Extended to 26 May).

A 12-meter sculpture by the Barcelona-based artist is located at the pedestal that used to hold the statue of the Genoese sailor (Plaza de Colón. Till 20 December 2019).

First Spanish retrospective of the great American photographer (Mapfre Foundation. Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall. 29 Jan-12 May).

The artist interprets a selection of the masterpieces in the Lázaro Galdiano Museum through drawings (Lázaro Galdiano Foundation Museum. Till 5 May).

An exhibition of the most influential Soviet artists who blazed an avant-garde trail towards modernity in Russia (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 9 Feb-5 May).

A retrospective exhibition of one of the great masters of 20th-century art and one of the most unique painters of his time (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. 19 Feb-26 May).

Joint exhibition by diverse Latin American authors  on this geographical and social space (Matadero Madrid - Nave 16. Till 5 May).

The Indian artist and filmmaker raises awareness of the most vulnerable groups in his country through two installations (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 27 Feb-19 May).

Exhibition dedicated to the film-maker from Gerona presenting his latest audiovisuals (Reina Sofia Museum. Till 13 May).

A selection of 12 works by some of the most important 20th century Russian artists (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. Until 16 June).

The American sculptor questions perceptive judgments in a jarring and unexpected way (The Glass Palace. 28 Mar-8 Sept).

As part of its 200th anniversary, the museum is exhibiting, for the first time, work by the renowned Swiss artist (Prado Museum. 2 Apr-7 July).

The first retrospective surveying the artist’s main preoccupations and issues (Reina Sofia Museum - Edificio Sabatini. 3 Apr-26 Aug).

The work of the Surrealist Japanese painter shows the desolation of the Japanese society of his generation (Velázquez Palace. 12 Apr-8 Sept).

A truly immersive experience that provides a window into the evolution of opera from the 17th century to the present (CaixaForum Madrid. 26 Apr-18 Aug).

A study and catalogue raisonné of the Venetian architect, etcher and theorist's extensive body of superior work (National Library - Sala Recoletos. 7 May-22 Sept).

An exhibition on works of this great Italian 15th century painter (Prado Museum. 28 May-15 Sept).

A selection of comics and cartoons by the recently deceased Spanish painter and illustrator (La Casa Encendida. 31 may-22 Sept).

185 snaps by the legendary American photographer, including portraits of artists and intellectuals, scientific pictures for MIT and shots of New York (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 3 Jun-25 Aug).

The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts is holding its 22nd edition (Various locations. 5 Jun-1 Sept).

An exhibition that centres around the relationship between Pablo Picasso and his first wife Olga Khokhlova (CaixaForum Madrid. 19 Jun-22 Sept).

An exhibition that reflects on 16th- and early 17th-century Dutch and Spanish painting (Prado Museum. 25 Jun-29 Sept).

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