2019 Events Calendar

  • La Anunciación. Fra Angelico. 1425 - 1426. Oro y temple sobre tabla. 194cm x 194cm.

72 works by the most admired Dutch and Spanish painters of the late 16th and early 17th invite us to reflect on their numerous shared traits (Prado Museum. Till 29 September)

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

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

A multi-sensory journey through 50 years of history of the acclaimed British rock group (IFEMA – Feria de Madrid. 10 May-15 Sept).

A retrospective of the renowned Chinese photographer and performance artist who uses chameleon-like methods to immerse himself in different environments (Gaviria Palace. Until 15 September).

An exhibition comprising images and counterimages from the Spanish Transition (Reina Sofia Museum - Nouvel Building. Until 25 November).

A 12m-high sculpture by the Barcelona-born artist is coming to replace Christopher Columbus’s statue (Plaza de Colón. Till 20 December).

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

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

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 multidisciplinary artist, who broke away from the established aesthetic, presents his pictorial, photographic, graphic and cinematic oeuvre (Espacio Telefónica Foundation. 7 Jun-22 Sept).

A playful and didactic journey through the great milestones of universal history through plasticene figures (Gaviria Palace. Until 10 October).

An exhibition that remembers the artistic work of the performancer, poet and activist from Granada (CentroCentro. 14 Jun-6 Oct).

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

The first solo show dedicated to the Danish artist in Spain (Reina Sofia Museum. 26 Jun-21 Oct).

A special exhibition of more than 1900 Bibles in different languages of the world (CaixaForum Madrid. Until 1 September).

An exhibition with 11 works donated by the German businessman living in Spain (Prado Museum. Until 12 January 2020).

The Spanish-born Brazilian artist presents a project centred on the difficulties of being a woman (Reina Sofia Museum - Sabatini Building. 24 July-2 March 2020).

An exhibition featuring the work of the Irish photographer, best known for his Dublin Trilogy. (Mapfre Foundation. Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall. 12 Sept-26 Jan).

An exhibition on the legacy of the great Italian portraitist (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 18 Sept-12 Jan 2020).

The exhibition centres on the feminist actress and video-maker Delphine Seyrig (Reina Sofia Museum - Sabatini Building, 3rd floor. 25 Sept-23 Mar 2020).

Retrospective dedicated to the work of the Italian artist, linked to arte povera and the search for the mythical (Velázquez Palace. 11 Oct-29 Mar 2020).

Works by the likes of Le Gray, Cuvelier, Manet and Degas invite us to reflect on the similarities and mutual influences between photography and painting in the second half of the 19th century in France (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 15 Oct - 26 Jan 2020).

This exhibition brings together the most important paintings by two of the most outstanding women in the history of western art (Prado Museum. 22 Oct to 2 Feb 2020).

A retrospective exhibition on the German painter's 40 years of work (Reina Sofia Museum - Edificio Sabatini. 30 Oct-13 Apr 2020).

An exhibition featuring more than one hundred drawings by the artist from Aragon (Prado Museum. 19 Nov-16 Feb 2020).

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