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17 Oct-21 Jan. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum examines the affinities between the artists Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Although their paths never crossed, Pic...
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Sonia Delaunay. Art, design and fashion

4 July-15 Oct. The Ukrainian artist Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) was an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde and her multi-disciplinary artistic practice extended to painting, textile design and...
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NSK from Kapital to Capital: Neue Slowenische Kunst

28 June-8 Jan. The Reina Sofía presents Spain's first retrospective dedicated to the artist group NSK (Neue Slowenische Kunst), which was to the cultural forefront in 1980s Yugoslavia, during the Cold...
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Renaissance Venice: The Triumph of Beauty and the Destruction of Painting

20 June-24 Sept. This exhibition is dedicated to the central themes that underpinned 16th-century Venetian painting. Comprising portraits alongside mythological and religious works, the display foc...
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The Other’s Gaze: Spaces of difference

14 June-10 Sept. The Prado has devised a thematic itinerary of works that reflect upon the historical reality of same-sex relationships, inviting viewers to search for a deeper meaning in the museum's...
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Renaissance Venice

20 June-24 Sept. This exhibition of 16th-century Venetian painting features masterpieces by artists such as Titian, and Veronese, on loan from international collections and museums. The show exami...
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Mário Pedrosa: On the Affective Nature of Form

28 April-16 Oct. The Reina Sofia pays tribute to Mário Pedrosa (1900–1981), Brazil’s foremost critic of art, culture and politics and one of Latin America’s most frequently cited intellectuals. Th...
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Alice Pasquini: Nothing Lost

3 Feb-11 March. The first solo exhibition in Spain by internationally-known Roman street artist Alice Pasquini. The show highlights former projects, such as the 3D Underlayers installation, as wel...
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1 Feb-25 June. Exhibition featuring 200 works by the Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelius Escher (898-1972). Escher is best known for his mathematically-inspired woodcuts, lithographs and mezzot...
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Renoir: Intimacy

18 Oct-22 Jan. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum focuses on the "tactile sensations" that played a central role in the work of Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). Examining a rang...
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Territories and Fictions: Thinking a New Way of the World

26 Oct-13 March. Exhibition focusing on the language and artistic practice that influenced art production between the end of the 1990s and 2007 in Spain and internationally. Drawing on the Museo R...
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Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective

5 Oct-9 Jan. The Reina Sofía Museum dedicates a retrospective to Marcel Broodthaers, who was revered as Belgium's greatest modern artist. Broodthaers (1924-1976) was a poet, filmmaker and anti-aut...
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Txomin Badiola: Another Family Plot

23 Sept-26 Feb. Retrospective by Spanish visual artist Txomin Badiola presents a broad selection of his photographic works, drawings, sculptures and multimedia installations, spanning from the 1980s t...
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Campo Cerrado: Spanish Art 1939–1953

26 April-26 Sept. The Reina Sofia examines Spanish art in the 1940s, with a display of paintings and sculpture. A complex, contrasting and difficult decade in Spanish history, the 1940s was marked...
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Caravaggio and the Painters of the North

21 June-18 Sept. Exhibition focusing on Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) and his influence on the northern European artists that followed him. The 53 paintings include 12 pieces by Ca...
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From Caravaggio to Bernini, masterpieces of the Italian 17th century

7 June-16 Oct. The Royal Palace of Madrid presents an exhibition of Italian 17th-century art comprising some 70 paintings, from the national collection, on loan from palaces, convents and embassies....
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Wifredo Lam

6 April-15 Aug. The Reina Sofia holds a retrospective dedicated to the Cuban artist Wifredo Lam (1902-1982) whose work is currently undergoing a reappraisal in the international art world. Lam gai...
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Rémy Zaugg: The Question of Perception

31 March-28 Aug. The Reina Sofia presents Spain's first exhibition dedicated to Swiss conceptual artist Rémy Zaugg (1943-2005). In addition to his art, Zaugg was an influential critic and observer of...
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Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the studio

1 March-19 June. In conjunction with the Denver Art Museum, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza presents Europe's first retrospective on Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, leading figures of 20th-century American reali...
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Madrid Realists

9 Feb-22 May. The Thyssen-Bornemisza shows 90 works by a group of 20th-century realist painters and sculptors who lived and worked in Madrid, including Amalia Avia, Richard Estes (see Telephone Booths...


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