Exhibitions in Madrid

  • 72 works by the most admired Dutch and Spanish painters of the late 16th and early 17th invite us to reflect on their numerous shared traits (Prado Museum. Till 29 September)

    Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer. Parallel visions
  • La callejuela. 54,3 cm × 44 cm. 	Óleo sobre lienzo. Rijksmuseum, Ámsterdam.

August highlights

An exhibition on works of this great Italian 15th century painter (Prado Museum. 28 May-15 Sept).

A retrospective of the renowned Chinese photographer and performance artist who uses chameleon-like methods to immerse himself in different environments (Gaviria Palace. Until 15 September).

An exhibition showing the connections between the fashion designer’s creations and the tradition of the Spanish painting (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 18 Jun-22 Sept).

A multi-sensory journey through 50 years of history of the acclaimed British rock group (IFEMA – Feria de Madrid. 10 May-15 Sept).

Last chance

The role of printmaking in the creative process of the French artist is the focus of this exhibition (Canal de Isabel II Foundation. 17 May-18 Aug).

The work of the Surrealist Japanese painter shows the desolation of the Japanese society of his generation (Velázquez Palace. 12 Apr-8 Sept).

A 12m-high sculpture by the Barcelona-born artist is coming to replace Christopher Columbus’s statue (Plaza de Colón. Till 20 December).

American artists exhibits his pieces (Reina Sofia Museum. 29 May-30 Sept).

The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts is holding its 22nd edition (Various locations. 5 Jun-1 Sept).

An exhibition of the painting by Francisco de Goya from 1819 (Prado Museum. Till 27 October).

A selection of comics and cartoons by the recently deceased Spanish painter and illustrator (La Casa Encendida. 31 may-22 Sept).

An exhibition of the artist’s works from her beginnings until today (Reina Sofia Museum. 5 Jun-14 Oct).

The first retrospective surveying the artist’s main preoccupations and issues (Reina Sofia Museum - Edificio Sabatini. 3 Apr-26 Aug).

A playful and didactic journey through the great milestones of universal history through plasticene figures (Gaviria Palace. Until 10 October).

A special exhibition of more than 1900 Bibles in different languages of the world (CaixaForum Madrid. Until 1 September).

This exhibition project will recreate the original aspect of Room 39, known as Their Majesties’ Retiring Room (Prado Museum. 9 Apr-24 Nov).

A selection of small-format paintings made by the renowned Valencian painter (Sorolla Museum. Till 3 November).

185 snaps by the legendary American photographer, including portraits of artists and intellectuals, scientific pictures for MIT and shots of New York (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 3 Jun-25 Aug).

An exhibition that centres around the relationship between Pablo Picasso and his first wife Olga Khokhlova (CaixaForum Madrid. 19 Jun-22 Sept).

The first solo show dedicated to the Danish artist in Spain (Reina Sofia Museum. 26 Jun-21 Oct).

A study and catalogue raisonné of the Venetian architect, etcher and theorist's extensive body of superior work (National Library - Sala Recoletos. Till 22 September).

The multidisciplinary artist, who broke away from the established aesthetic, presents his pictorial, photographic, graphic and cinematic oeuvre (Espacio Telefónica Foundation. 7 Jun-22 Sept).

  • Beckmann, Lempicka, Banksy, Leonardo Da Vinci, Jaume Plensa, H.C. Westermann, Balthus, Toulouse-Lautrec, Fra Angelico, Auschwitz...

    Must-see exhibitions in 2019
  • La Anunciación. Fra Angelico. 1425 - 1426. Oro y temple sobre tabla. 194cm x 194cm.


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