Exhibitions in Madrid

  • Retrospective exhibition of the work of one of the most important artists in Spanish Painting (Prado Museum. Till 18 March).

    Fortuny (1838 – 1874)
  • Mariano Fortuny

December highlights

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).

Immerse yourself in the magical universe of the popular character created by J.K Rowling (Feria de Madrid. 18 Nov-2 Apr).

The influence of the French painter in the work of the artist from Malaga (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Till 21 January).

Extensive retrospective devoted to the original Czech artist, founder of Art Nouveau (Gaviria Palace. Till 25 February).

Exhibition on the evolution of the artistic production of the great master of metaphysical art (CaixaForum Madrid. Until 18 February).

Exhibition displaying the huge variety of cubism creative proposals (Reina Sofia Museum. Until end of 2018).

Retrospective of the work of the Spanish designer, a key figure in contemporary fashion (National Museum of Decorative Arts. 28 Nov-8 Mar).

The trajectory of this British movement changed the way in which industrial production was viewed and understood (Juan March Foundation. Till 21 January).

The contemporary Chinese artist exhibits his creations inspired by the Buen Retiro Palace (Prado Museum. Till 4 March).

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).

Selection of works by the great North American cartoonist (Reina Sofia Museum. 18 Oct-26 Feb).

The vision of the future and the sources of inspiration of the leading British architect (Espacio Telefónica Foundation. 6 Oct- 4 Feb).

The fusion of plastic and performing arts in the career of the  South African artist, winner of the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts 2017 (Reina Sofía Museum. 1 Nov-19 Mar 2018).

The first impression of the negatives, key in photographic work (Canal de Isabel II Foundation. 5 Oct- 5 Jan 2018).

The relationship between the human being and the red planet, object of fascination and fear (Espacio Telefónica Foundation. Until 4 March).

The portrait and social photography in the work of the American artist (Mapfre Foundation. Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall. 14 Sept -7 Jan 2018).

Journey through the history of this science in our country through various archaeological remains (National Archaeological Museum. 11 October-1 April).

The latest sculptural work by the artist from Catalonia, created for the Fisuras programme (Reina Sofia Museum. 13 Sept-26 Feb 2018).

Commemorating the 300th anniversary of the King’s birth in art (Royal Palace. Till 7 January).

The dreamlike, the erotic, and an obsession with drawing in the artistic career of the Italian director (Círculo de Bellas Artes - Sala Goya. 10 Oct-21 Jan).

Exhibition which aims to raise awareness of interdisciplinary creative networks that emerged in dance circles (Residencia de Estudiantes Halls. Till 1 April).

Mérimée’s famous character seen through the illustrations by the French artist (ABC Museum of Drawing and Illustration. Until 4 March).

2018 sneak peek
  • Exhibition focusing on a retrospective of the icon of the pop culture (CaixaForum Madrid. 1 Feb-6 May).

    Warhol. The Mechanical Art
  • Wide selection of some of the sketches by the Baroque artist (Prado Museum. 10 Apr-5 Aug).

    Rubens. Painter of Sketches
  • Painting and design brought together in the sketches by the great painter from Valencia (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. 13 Feb-27 May 2018).

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

    Victor Vasarely. The Birth of Op Art
  • The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts is holding its 21th edition (6 Jun-26 Aug).

    PHotoEspaña 2018
  • Warhol. El arte mecánico
  • Rubens. Pintor de bocetos
  • Sorolla y la moda
  • Victor Vasarely. El nacimiento del Op Art
  • 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
  • Photography, painting, sculpture... The arts have found their niche in Madrid's leading museums and exhibition halls (Sep - December 2017).

    Madrid is Culture (PDF)
  • Madrid es cultura sept-dic 2017


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Come back to Madrid and enjoy many exclusive offers.

  • Check out online or download our monthly bilingual magazine, packed with events, useful information and a map of Madrid and its metro.

    esMADRIDmagazine December 2017
  • Revista esMADRIDmagazine diciembre 2017
  • There are plenty of green spaces in Madrid, offering a peaceful interval of relief under the deep-blue sky.

    Parks and Gardens
  • From one of the largest Royal Palaces in Europe to Real Madrid's stadium, discover the city's most popular sights and attractions.

    Madrid Top 10
  • Find out why Spaniards tend to eat later than the rest of the continent, when it's traditional to munch on a "saint's bones" and where you take in a flamenco show with a drink or a meal

    Eating in Madrid (PDF)
  • Eating in Madrid