Exhibitions in Madrid

  • A tribute to the Renaissance genius to commemorate the 500th anniversary of his death (National Library / Palacio de las Alhajas. 29 Nov-19 May).

    Leonardo da Vinci. The Faces of the Genius
  • Leonardo Da Vinci. Los rostros del genio

December highlights

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

More than 600 original objects are displayed in an incredible travelling exhibition about the infamous Nazi extermination camp (Canal Art Centre. Till 3 February).

A display of more than 50 works painted by the German artist in his home country and during his years of exile (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. 25 Oct-27 Jan 2019).

Exhibition focusing one of the most fascinating figures within Spanish art of the second half of the 15th century (Prado Museum. 9 Oct-27 Jan).

Over 70 works by the Dutch post-Impressionist painter illustrate his 30-year-long career (Canal de Isabel II Foundation. 4 Oct-5 Jan).

A collection of objects on loan from the British Museum illustrate 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 female artists of the 20th century (Reina Sofia Museum. Until 7 January).

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).

Spain’s one and only official film exhibition including animatronic dinosaurs up to 7 meters tall (Feria de Madrid. 17 Nov-17 Feb).


First Spanish show dedicated to the world's most famous -and mysterious- street artist (Feria de Madrid. 6 Dec-10 Mar).

A selection of around fifty robots serves to reflect on the challenges facing humanity (Espacio Telefónica Foundation. 4 Oct-3 Feb).

A collective exhibition of the artistic atmosphere and creative trends in the city during the Cold War (Reina Sofia Museum. 21 Nov-22 Apr).

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

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

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

One of the biggest names on the sculpture scene today exhibits a group of steel mesh sculptures (The Glass Palace. 16 Nov-3 Mar).

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


A photographic exhibition dedicated to the impact of the Hollywood actors that lived and worked in Madrid in the 50s and 60s (El Águila Complex. 4 Dec-13 Jan).

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

An exhibition that shows the artistic legacy of the Uruguayan painter spanning 60 years (Reina Sofia Museum. Till 4 March).

Photographs, iconic objects, maps and videos of this exploratory society's legacy (Espacio Telefónica Foundation. Till 24 February).

An exhibition that uses technology to bring you closer to the life and work of the Duch painter (Círculo de Bellas Artes. 26 Dec-26 Feb).

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