Must-see exhibitions in 2018

Immerse yourself in the magical universe of the popular character created by J.K Rowling (Feria de Madrid. Till 2 April).

First stop of this travelling exhibition about the Nazi extermination camp in Poland, with over 600 original objects (Canal Art Centre. 1 Dec-17 Jun).

Most extensive retrospective of the photographic and cinematographic work of the most important Dutch photographer of the 20th century (Mapfre Foundation. Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall. 26 Jan-20 May).

Exhibition focusing on a retrospective of the icon of the pop culture (CaixaForum Madrid. 1 Feb-6 May).

Over one hundred works review the artistic friendship between the three artists (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 1 Feb-6 May).

All the posters by the French painter that illustrate life in fin-de-siècle Paris (Canal de Isabel II Foundation. 8 Feb-6 May).


Review of clothing at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century in the work of the painter from Valencia (Sorolla Museum. 12 Feb-27 May).


Painting and design brought together in the sketches by the great painter from Valencia (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. 13 Feb-27 May).

Exhibition that shows the influence of the East on contemporary Spanish art (Juan March Foundation. 8 Mar-24 Jun).

Exhibition based on the figure of the American choreographer (Espacio Telefónica Foundation. 23 Mar-24 Jun).

Wide selection of some of the sketches by the Baroque artist (Prado Museum. 10 Apr-5 Aug).

More than 20 Magnum photographers from different generations are exhibiting their pictures focusing on play (Espacio Telefónica Foundation. 11 May-16 Sept).

An exhibition looking at the Russian avant-garde in the light of the anti-art canons associated with Dadaism (Reina Sofia Museum. From 5 June).

First exhibition that addresses the relationship between the impressionist painter and his maestro (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 26 Jun-30 sept).

Monographic exhibition of one of the principal exponents of Op Art (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 5 Jun-9 Sept).

A journey through the creative process of the Disney Studios (CaixaForum Madrid. 17 Jul-11 Nov).

Exhibition dedicated entirely to one of Germany’s leading twentieth-century artists (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 23 Oct-27 Jan 2019).

A solo exhibition dedicated to the Polish painter, best-known for her polished Art Deco portraits (Gaviria Palace. Late 2018).


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  • Photography, painting, sculpture... The arts have found their niche in Madrid's leading museums and exhibition halls (Jan - Mar 2018).

    Madrid is Culture (PDF)
  • Folleto Agenda Exposiciones Madrid es cultura enero-abril 2018
  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place this year and start planning your next visit!

    2018 Events Calendar
  • Clotilde sentada en un sofá, 1910. Óleo sobre lienzo. Museo Sorolla, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura
  • A short but fascinating introduction to the city’s main museums which boast an important cultural heritage encompassing most European styles

    Art in Madrid Guide (PDF)
  • Art in Madrid Guide
  • A one-kilometre stretch that is home to three of the best museums in the world: the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía. 

    Paseo del Arte
  • Usuaria de Bicimad en el Paseo del Arte
  • Metallica, Jason Derulo, Bob Dylan, Harry Styles, Sam Smith, Imagine Dragons, Thirty Second to Mars, Bruno Mars, Iron Maiden, KISS, U2...

    Unmissable concerts in 2018
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  • Grapes in Puerta del Sol, cocido (chickpea stew), traditional tablaos (flamenco clubs)… When in Madrid, do as Madrileños do.

    Tradition and Culture
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