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

August & September highlights

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

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

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

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).

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

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

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

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

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).

The gardens were the painter’s passion as can be seen in his art (Sorolla Museum. Till 20 January 2019).

Exhibition showing the Japanese Yokai myths (San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. 17 Jul-23 Sept).

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

An exhibition of still lives by the filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar (Marlborough Gallery. 7 Jun-8 Sept).

A somewhat original retrospective of the acclaimed painter's work (Espacio Telefónica Foundation. Till 10 October).

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 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 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).

  • Don't miss

    The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts is holding its 21st edition (6 Jun-26 Aug).

    PHotoESPAÑA 2018
  • Samuel Fosso. African Spirits series, 2008
  • Max Beckmann. Quappi con suéter rosa. 1932 - 1934. ©VEGAP, Madrid
  • 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


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  • Photography, painting, sculpture... The arts have found their niche in Madrid's leading museums and exhibition halls (May - Aug 2018).

    Madrid Culture (PDF)
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  • U2