Exhibitions in Madrid

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  • An innovative exhibition where you can smell ten fragrances inspired by the allegorical painting The Sense of Smell by Jan Brueghel and Rubens (Prado Museum. 4 Apr-3 Jul).

    The Essence of a Picture. An Olfactory Exhibition
  • El Olfato (detalle), Pedro Pablo Rubens y Jan Brueghel el Viejo. 1617-1618. Museo Nacional del Prado


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A wonderful collection of paintings which are impossible to distinguish from reality (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 16 Mar-22 May).

A selection of 31 original works and 91 photographs by one of the most famous Mexican artists in the world (Fundación Casa de México en España. 7 May-30 Nov).

An exhibition that showcases all the fragments that were preserved from this mural painting (Prado Museum. Till 12 Jun).

Large format immersive production based on KLIMT's work (MAD - Madrid Digital Arts. Immersive Experience Centre. Monday to Sunday. Till 12 June).


An exhibition featuring 58 artworks that showcase Picasso’s facet as a portrait artist (San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Till 15 May).

An exhibition with more than 250 pieces that explores the relationships and influences between fashion and cinema (CaixaForum Madrid. Till 5 Jun).

Looking back at the history of photography in the 20th Century through 111 images by great photographers such as Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, and Bruce Davidson (Mateo Inurria Canal Foundation. 22 Mar-24 Jul).

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Dr. Gunther von Hagens, inventor of the plastination technique, and Ms. Angelina Whalley present the world’s most successful anatomy exhibition (Espacio 5.1 - IFEMA MADRID. Till 29 May).

The foundation’s first exhibition presents a selection of 117 works from its extensive and varied collections (Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson. Till 22 January 2023).

An immersive experience that takes you on a journey through the life of this artist, recognised as a pop icon of Mexican culture (Palacio Neptuno. Till 29 May).

A themed tour of 50 works that seek to memorialise the distinguished and influential woman who became Empress of France (Liria Palace. Till 30 December).

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The first exhibition in Spain dedicated to the Italian artist, designer and teacher (Juan March Foundation. Till 22 May).

140 American paintings, mainly from the 19th century, owned by the museum and the Thyssen family (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. Till 16 October).

A large-scale audiovisual experience that pays tribute to the Mexican painter through more than a hundred visual, literary, and photographic works (Teatro Instante. Till 31 May).

The museum has reorganised its entire Collection, which comprises around 2000 works of art (Reina Sofia Museum).


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The largest exhibition of Lego® creations in Europe returns with the Titanic, built out of half a million pieces to a scale of 1:25 (Plaza Río 2. From 3 November).

An exhibition that brings together various pieces from the institution’s collections (Espacio Telefónica Foundation. Till 25 Sept).

From his famous Campbell's Soup Cans and portraits of Mao and Marilyn Monroe to shots taken with his legendary Big Short camera and works from his series Ladies & Gentlemen(Palacio de Santa Bárbara. Till 5 Jun).

Immersive museum experience commemorating 500 years since the first round-the-world voyage (Espacio Ibercaja Delicias. Wednesdays to Sundays. Till 29 May).

An exhibition on the production, history, and conceptualisation of the ninth art (CaixaForum Madrid. 25 May-28 Aug).

The first monographic exhibition of paintings and drawings dedicated to the Madrid artist (Prado Museum. 24 May-21 Aug).

An exhibition devoted to the Valencian artist’s paintings of children and families (Sorolla Museum. Till 19 Jun).

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Check out this interactive map where you can see which exhibitions are being held at venues that belong to the Association of Art Galleries.


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