Exhibitions in Madrid

  • First stop of this travelling exhibition about the Nazi extermination camp in Poland, with over 600 original objects (Canal Art Centre. Till 7 October).

  • Auschwitz

June highlights

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

An extraordinary exhibition comprising nearly 200 works, on loan from the Israel Museum, by artists who revolutionised the 20th-century (Gaviria Palace. 10 Apr-15 Jul).

Almost 180 photographs from the Magnum archive explore the myriad connotations of the word Play (Espacio Fundación Telefónica. 9 May-16 Sept).

The artist's evolution from his early engravings to his freer interpretations, which were closer in style to his paintings (Lázaro Galdiano Foundation Museum. Till 24 June).

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

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

An exhibition that tells a story of Madrid’s fight against fascism (Casa de la Panadería. Till 1 July).

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

A collection of goldsmith pieces reproduced using electricity (National Archaeological Museum. 16 May-9 Sept).

Exhibition of works by Titian and other Italian Renaissance painters on slate and white marble (Prado Museum. 17 Apr-5 Aug).

Retrospective of the poet of geometry, one of the leading figures of 20th century Spanish art (Reina Sofia Museum. 9 May-17 Sept).

Sculptures that explore the limits and reflect on the instability of materials (The Glass Palace. 17 May-14 Oct).

A journey through the best known illustration works in children’s literature (CaixaForum Madrid. 30 May-9 Sept).

A tour of the work of one of the world’s most renowned photographers (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 31 May-2 Sept).

A tribute to the legendary photographer through his most iconic portraits (Canal de Isabel II Foundation. 31 May-19 Aug).

An intervention made up of different artistic fields revolving around the movement (Naves Matadero. Until june 30).

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).

Monographic exhibition of one of the principal exponents of Op Art (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 7 Jun-9 Sept).


A historic music journey through a selection of around 400 works of a varied nature (CaixaForum Madrid. 9 Jun-16 Sept).


An exhibition focusing on one of the finest portrait painters in the Italian Renaissance (Prado Museum. 19 Jun-30 Sept).


An exhibition showing the world of this unconventional independent director (La Casa Encendida. 22 Jun-16 Sept).

First exhibition that addresses the relationship between the impressionist painter and his maestro (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 26 Jun-30 sept).

  • Max Beckmann. Quappi con suéter rosa. 1932 - 1934. ©VEGAP, Madrid
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