Madrid Events Calendar: 2023

  • Reforma Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
  • Amazônia

Immersive exhibition to discover the life and customs of the city that was the symbol of the rising power of the Roman Empire (Matadero Madrid - Hall 16. Tickets on sale until 14 January). Tickets on sale 

The photographer, Sebastião Salgado shows the grandeur of nature and its relationship with indigenous communities in rainforest locations (Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa. 13 Sept-14 Jan).

Pixar’s largest ever immersive experience enables visitors to enter the main sets of its films (Espacio 5.1 - IFEMA MADRID. 5 Dec-7 Apr).

Exhibition that brings together 50 works from the artist’s last period through the eyes of 50 contemporary national and international artists (La Casa Encendida. Till 7 January).

Surrealist installation by the Spanish artist, Okuda San Miguel, in which he reflects on the paths we choose to take in life (Museo Gran Vía 15. Until 31 January).

Journey through the history of the carriage in Spain by means of fifty vehicles used by Spanish monarchs from the 16th to the 20th century (Royal Collections Gallery. Till June 2024).

Exhibition that traces the origin and evolution of this pictorial genre in Spanish painting during the Baroque period and the Enlightenment (Fundación Masaveu. 15 Sept-28 Jan).

Exhibition that brings together more than 50 emblematic works by the artist considered to be the father of impressionism for the first time ever in Spain (CentroCentro. 21 Sept-25 Feb).

Exhibition of a selection of paintings by the leading painter from Valencia, featuring the sea and the beach (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 22 Sept-7 Jan).

First retrospective in Spain of the unique photographic work of one of the most outstanding contemporary artists (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 22 Sept-7 Jan).

Journey through the work of the Italian sculptor, the forefather of the liberalisation of sculpture from academic tradition (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 22 Sept-7 Jan).

A historical journey through objects and works from all over the world that highlight the many faces of female power (CaixaForum Madrid. 28 Sept-14 Jan).

Exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the première of the chamber opera for puppets with music by Manuel de Falla and text from Don Quixote (Residencia de Estudiantes. Till 28 January).

Unique works that reflect the circumstances that determined the inter-religious relations of Medieval Spain (Prado Museum. 10 Oct-14 Jan).

Joint exhibition which highlights the critical situation of the oceans and raises awareness to protect them (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 10 Oct-28 Jan).

A journey through the previous designs of great artists who helped to develop the art of engraving (Prado Museum. 17 Oct-14 Jan).

Exhibition showcasing the Italian haute couture dresses that conquered Hollywood in the 1950s (Abrantes Palace - Italian Cultural Institute. Until 13 January).

A journey through the work of outstanding female artists from different periods and countries, relevant to the emancipation of women (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 31 Oct-4 Feb).

An exhibition that shows the reverse side of different works of art to reveal what is hidden on the back (Prado Museum. 7 Nov-3 Mar).

First large-scale travelling exhibition on this historic symbol, with more than 300 original objects, videos and real testimonies (Fundación Canal Sala Castellana 214. From 9 November). Tickets on sale until 11 February

A journey through the history of denim, from its origins in the 17th and 18th centuries to the emergence of jeans in the mid-19th century (The Garment Museum. 24 Nov-17 Mar).

The most prestigious photojournalism exhibition is holding a new edition that brings together the competition’s winning images (The Larra - Journalism Laboratory. 1-21 December).

Exhibition that provides a unique insight into the process used in the creation of Pixar films (CaixaForum Madrid. 7 May-8 Sept 2024).

Exhibition that showcases how the profound social changes in Spain between 1885 and 1910 are reflected in art (Prado Museum. 21 May-22 Sept 2024).

The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts is holding a new edition (Various locations. May-Sept 2024).

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