Must-see exhibitions in 2018

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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. Till 7 October).

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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).

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

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

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

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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).

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

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

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

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Discover why Rubens is the most important painter of sketches in the history of European art (Prado Museum. Till 5 August).

Almost 180 photographs from the Magnum archive explore the myriad connotations of the word Play (Espacio Fundación Telefónica. 9 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. 6 Jun - 22 Oct).

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. 7 Jun-9 Sept).

A journey through the creative process of the Disney Studios (CaixaForum Madrid. Till 4 November).

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. 5 Oct-24 Feb 2019).

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

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