Must-see exhibitions in 2019

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More than 600 original objects are displayed in an incredible travelling exhibition about the infamous Nazi extermination camp (Canal Art Centre. Till 3 February).

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A display of more than 50 works painted by the German artist in his home country and during his years of exile (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. 25 Oct-27 Jan).

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A solo exhibition dedicated to the Polish painter, best-known for her polished Art Deco portraits (Gaviria Palace. Extended to 26 May).

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First Spanish show dedicated to the world's most famous -and mysterious- street artist (Feria de Madrid. 6 Dec-19 May).

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An exhibition on the work of the American sculptor and printer (Reina Sofia Museum. Until 6 May).

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One of the biggest names on the sculpture scene today exhibits a group of steel mesh sculptures (The Glass Palace. 16 Nov-3 Mar).

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More than a hundred photographs and objects by Dadaist and Surrealist photographer (Canal de Isabel II Foundation. 31 Jan-21 Apr).

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First Spanish retrospective of the great American photographer (Mapfre Foundation. Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall. 29 Jan-12 May).

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An exhibition of the most influential Soviet artists who blazed an avant-garde trail towards modernity in Russia (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 9 Feb-5 May).

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A retrospective exhibition of one of the great masters of 20th-century art and one of the most unique painters of his time (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. 19 Feb-26 May).

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A journey through Bohemian Paris at the turn of the century with over 350 works by contemporary artists at the end of the 19th century (CaixaForum Madrid. 20 Feb-19 May).

As part of its 200th anniversary, the museum is exhibiting, for the first time, work by the renowned Swiss artist (Prado Museum. 2 Apr-7 July).

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

An exhibition showing the connections between the fashion designer’s creations and the tradition of the Spanish painting (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 18 Jun-22 Sept).

An exhibition that reflects on 16th- and early 17th-century Dutch and Spanish painting (Prado Museum. 25 Jun-29 Sept).

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

The journey and mutual influences between the photography and the Impressionist painters (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 15 Oct 2019 - 26 Jan 2020).

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