Madrid Events Calendar: 2021-2022

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A 12-metre high sculpture by the artist from Barcelona rests on the pedestal on which the statue of the Genoese navigator used to stand (Plaza de Colón. Till December 2021).

The museum has reopened to the public with a unique exhibition which sees its most iconic artworks displayed together for the first time (Prado Museum - Central Gallery. Till 25 July).

The museum offers the opportunity to see the five paintings by El Greco which are preserved in the Illescas Sanctuary of Our Lady of Charity in Toledo (Prado Museum. Till 27 June).

Guillermo Santomà proposes a work that calls for new ritual processes (Intermediae - Matadero Madrid. Till 4 July).

National Heritage pays tribute to the Italian painter and architect, Rafael Sanzio, on the 5th centenary of his death, which is being celebrated in 2020 (Gallery at the Royal Palace. Till 4 July).

A cycle of five events with three solo exhibitions and two artistic dialogues (La Casa Encendida. Till 9 January 2022).

The artist’s first exhibition in Spain, featuring a journey around his creative universe through seven audiovisual installations (Espacio Telefónica Foundation. Till 25 July).

An exhibition that pays tribute to this benefactor, who has enabled the Museum to acquire many paintings from different periods (Prado Museum. 23 Mar-24 Oct).

An exhibition of the artist's book by the Israeli creator about time and writing (National Library. 24 Mar-3 Jul).

A journey through Moroccan art, revolving around three historic moments, which throw light on the cultural context and its cultural, historic and social path (Reina Sofia Museum. 31 Mar-27 Sept).

The first monographic exhibition in Spain by the Swedish artist with a series of her textiles (Reina Sofia Museum. 7 Apr-16 Aug).

A selection of twenty works, which include German and Dutch goldsmith’s work from the 16th and 17th centuries and sculptures from the Italian and German Renaissance (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 12 Apr-23 Jan 2022).

The museum is extending the exhibition devoted to its founder through portraits by the British painter, Lucian Freud (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. Till 31 December).

An exhibition of a capital piece of vice-regal art made in oil and gold leaf (Prado Museum. Until 26 September).

First retrospective in Spain devoted to one of the foremost representatives of 20th century North American art (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 20 Apr-8 Aug).

An exhibition that questions art spaces as public spaces par excellence (The Glass Palace. 22 Apr-29 Aug).

An exhibition of nine books with hand-made coloured glass pages (Lázaro Galdiano Foundation Museum. Till 25 July).

A timeless exhibition that looks at how the human being portrays itself (CaixaForum Madrid. 28 Apr-16 Jan 2022).

Exhibition by the Swiss artist that brings together a series of Jamaican wood sculptures carved with a chainsaw (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 11 May-22 Aug).

The most exclusive interior design exhibition in Europe is back with its 56th edition in a safe and responsible way, visiting the Casa de Tomás Allende (Plaza de Canalejas 3. 13 May-27 Jun).

The much awaited return of one of the museum’s most emblematic works (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 17 May-1 Nov).

A themed tour of 50 works that seek to memorialise the distinguished and influential woman who became Empress of France (Liria Palace. Till 30 December).

Exhibition of the portrait of the famous actress from Seville painted in 1794 (Juan March Foundation. Till 18 July).

Two photographic series that show night-life during the 1970s in two big cities: Paris and New York (Círculo de Bellas Artes - Sala Minerva. Till 5 September).

An exhibition based on her early works in the 1970s and 1980s (Círculo de Bellas Artes - Sala Goya. Till 24 October).

Eleven photographic projects that focus on landscape records in Spain. (Museo ICO. Till 12 September).

The largest and most exhaustive retrospective devoted to the American artist to date (Reina Sofia Museum - Sabatini Building, Floor 1. 2 Jun-27 Sept).

The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts is holding a new edition with a programme that addresses current social issues (Various locations. 2 Jun-30 Sept).

An exhibition that reviews the career of this surrealist photographer, one of the founders of modern photography (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 3 Jun-29 Aug).

Exhibition that traces the relationships between the pictorial work of the painter from Catalonia and poetry from diverse points of view (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 3 Jun-29 Aug).

A retrospective with 150 works that recalls the career of the Canadian photographer (CentroCentro. 9 Jun-26 Sept).

Exhibition examining the cinematographic career of the director and screenwriter along with images that capture Spanish life depicted by national and international photographers (San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Till 5 September).

Exhibition that brings together a series of canvases by the Argentinian-Swiss artist on colour and the natural environment (Velázquez Palace. 25 Jun-10 Jan 2022).

To mark the seventh centenary of the poet’s death, this exhibition is being organised around the Italian poet’s great work: The Divine Comedy (National Library. 1 Jul-3 Oct).

A collection of pictorial works by the leading artists of the Andalusian Baroque period, such as Bartolomé Esteban Murillo and Antonio del Castillo (Prado Museum. 21 Sept-23 Jan 2022).

The first exhibition held in Spain about the copies made in Leonardo's studio (Prado Museum. 28 Sept-23 Jan 2022).

An exhibition that displays the rich artistic heritage form America (Prado Museum. 5 Oct-13 Feb 2022).

The multi-media Lebanese artist has carried out research that will lead to a new artistic work and commission based on the sky and 11-S (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 13 Oct-16 Jan 2022).

A selection of twelve paintings from the 13th and 18th centuries by artists of the likes of Taddeo Gaddi, Fra Angelico, Giambattista Piazzetta or Giacomo Ceruti (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 25 Oct 2021-9 Jan 2022).

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