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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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).

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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).

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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).

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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).

72 works by the most admired Dutch and Spanish painters of the late 16th and early 17th invite us to reflect on their numerous shared traits (Prado Museum. Till 29 September)

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

Exhibition made up of around one hundred works from this historic lineage of painters (Gaviria Palace. From 2 October to 12 April 2020).

Works by the likes of Le Gray, Cuvelier, Manet and Degas invite us to reflect on the similarities and mutual influences between photography and painting in the second half of the 19th century in France (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 15 Oct - 26 Jan 2020).

This exhibition brings together the most important paintings by two of the most outstanding women in the history of western art (Prado Museum. 22 Oct to 2 Feb 2020).

Small format exhibition with works by artists related to the German school, to mark its centenary.  (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. From 28 October to 12 January 2020).

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