Exhibitions in Madrid

  • El Renacimiento en Venecia. Triunfo de la belleza y destrucción de la pintura

summer highlights

Abstraction in the multidisciplinary work of the French artist (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. 4 Jul-15 Oct).

The violence and horror of war in the work of the genius from Málaga (Reina Sofia Museum. Till 4 Sept. Extended summer hours and guided tours).

Two hundred works by the Dutch visionary whose drawings have inspired scientists and designers are showcased in what is undoubtedly one of the exhibitions of the year (Gaviria Palace. Till 24 September).

The mastery to capture the light and transparencies in the work of the best two portraitist of the 18th century Court (Prado Museum. Till 1 October).

Discover classic Greek history through the British Museum treasures (CaixaForum Madrid. Till 15 October).

Complete journey through the career of this Slovenian artistic group which has come to Spain for the first time ever (Reina Sofia Museum. 28 Jun-8 Jan 2018).

Tribute to a technology that changed the way of portraying the world (Espacio Fundación Telefónica. Till 10 September).

Last chance

The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts is holding its 20th edition (31 May-27 August).

Exhibition that brings together the concept of modern art of the great Brazilian thinker, Mário Pedrosa (Reina Sofia Museum. 27 Apr-16 Oct).

The most outstanding works in the collection of the American institution will be on display at Madrid’s leading museum (Prado Museum. Till 10 September).

Retrospective of two key artists in European avant-garde (Reina Sofia Museum. Till 18 September).

Journey through the brief and provocative artistic production by the eccentric artist from New Jersey (Reina Sofia Museum. 30 May-25 Sept).

Last chance

Paradox and contradiction in the latest installation by the Italian visual artist and filmmaker (The Glass Palace. 18 May-27 Aug).

Great retrospective of the work of one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century (Mapfre Foundation-Recoletos Exhibition Hall. Until 10 September).

A tour of this photography genre throughout the twentieth century (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. Till 3 September).

Last chance

The influence of Japanese culture on Madrid fashion and art at the end of the nineteenth century (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Till 27 August).

Transexuality from the anthropological, historic and artistic perspective (Museum of the Americas. Till 24 September).

The portrait and social photography in the work of the American artist (Mapfre Foundation. Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall . 12 Sept -7 Jan 2018).

Coming in 2017
  • A new look at the work of the Spanish painter during his stay in the French capital (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 28 Sept-7 Jan 2018).

    Zuloaga in the Paris of the Belle Epoque 1889 - 1914
  • The influence of the French painter in the work of the artist from Malaga (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. 17 Oct-21 Jan 2018).

    Picasso - Lautrec
  • Retrospective exhibition of the work of one of the most important artists in Spanish Painting (Prado Museum. 21 Nov-18 Mar 2018).

    Mariano Fortuny (1838 – 1874)
  • Ignacio Zuloaga
  • Picasso - Lautrec
  • Mariano Fortuny
  • 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
  • Make the most of the city's discount cards to save time and money during your stay in Madrid.

    Tourist Passes
  • Madrid is one of the busiest European capitals in terms of shows and cultural activities. Check out our calendar of events.

    What’s On in Madrid
  • El Rey León
  • Photography, painting, sculpture... The arts have found their niche in Madrid's leading museums and exhibition halls (May - August 2017).

    Madrid is Culture (PDF)
  • Madrid Culture. Art exhibitions calendar May-August 2017


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