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 3 February).

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October highlights

The exhibition represents over 70 works by the artist throughout his professional career spanning 30 years (Canal de Isabel II Foundation. 4 Oct-5 Jan).

Exhibition focusing in one of the great figures on the artistic scene in the second half of the 15th century (Prado Museum. 9 Oct-27 Jan).


Exhibition dedicated entirely to one of Germany’s leading twentieth-century artists (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 25 Oct-27 Jan 2019).

Don't miss

A solo exhibition dedicated to the Polish painter, best-known for her polished Art Deco portraits (Gaviria Palace. 5 Oct-24 Feb).


Collection of objects from the British Museum to find out all about the life of the Pharaohs in the Nile Valley (CaixaForum Madrid. 17 Oct-20 Jan).


A journey through the different periods in the work of one of the most important and multifaceted women artists of the twentieth century (Reina Sofia Museum. 3 Oct-7 Jan).

A journey through the creative process of the Disney Studios (CaixaForum Madrid. Till 4 November).

First exhibition in Spain dedicated to the Italian-born modernist architect (Juan March Foundation. 5 Oct-13 Jan).

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

The gardens were the painter’s passion as can be seen in his art (Sorolla Museum. Till 20 January).

A retrospective exhibition that shows the essence of the German artist's political and social art (Reina Sofia Museum. 9 Oct-10 Mar).

Twelve different ways to look at the pieces of art and the museum that holds them (Prado Museum. 21 Sept-13 Jan 2019).

An exhibition revisiting the reasons why Spanish and French artists have fallen in love with the Mediterranean Sea (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 10 Oct-13 Jan 2019).

Life-sized props from the Harry Potter films adorn the streets of Madrid (Five locations. Until 15 December).


An exhibition that examines the influences of beat and rock music on graphic design (Círculo de Bellas Artes - Sala Picasso. 17 Oct-20 Jan).

An exhibition dedicated to an artist essential for the recognition of photography (Mapfre Foundation. Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall. 21 Sept-5 Jan 2019).

The first significant study of the work of this Italian photographer outside his home country (Reina Sofia Museum. 25 Sept-7 Jan).

The most important exhibition of photo journalist that opens your eyes to the reality and moves your conscience (LASEDE COAM. 5 Oct-4 Nov).

A reflexion on robotics with a selection of more than 40 robots accompanied by audiovisual material, models and computer graphics (Espacio Telefónica Foundation. 4 Oct-3 Feb).


A puzzling work from the school of Flemish painter Jan van Eyck (Prado Museum. 23 Oct-27 Jan 2019).

A selection of photographs by 13 authors from the prestigious AFAL Group (Reina Sofia Museum. 13 Jun-19 Nov).

A staging of the global and local questions using different tools and formats (Reina Sofia Museum. 31 Oct-29 Apr).

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