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Photobooks. Spain 1905-1977

The Reina Sofia presents a Spanish history of the photobook, defined as a publication comprising a series of photographs telling a story, a format often used by historians and art photographers. Th...
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Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff

This body of work by contemporary American artist Kerry James Marshall is billed as one of the most comprehensive ever assembled. Based in Chicago, Marshall is from Alabama, and the central theme o...
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Pop Art in Madrid

This summer Madrid hosts two important exhibitions highlighting the Pop Art movement, with a common entrance ticket for both shows. The first exhibition Pop Art Myths, which takes place at the Thys...
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The order of time and things. The home studio of Hanne Darboven

The work of German conceptual artist Hanne Darboven (1941-2009) is the subject of an exhibition at the Museo Reina Sofia. Not conceived as a retrospective in the traditional sense, the show is desc...
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Wols: Cosmos and Street

Better known as "Wols", the artist Otto Wolfgang Schulze (1913-1951) left his native Germany and his successful career as a photographer when the Nazis rose to power. With the outbreak of world war...
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Cézanne

The Thyssen Museum pays tribute to French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) with a major exhibition of his paintings. It is Spain's first show in three decades dedicated t...
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Velázquez and the Family of Philip IV

This blockbuster exhibition at the Prado covers the last decade in the life of Diego Velázquez, a leading painter of the Spanish Golden Age, and focuses on his work in the service of the Spanis...
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Idea: Painting-Force: The Hinge Between the 1970s and 1980s

The artists in this exhibition at Palazzo Velázquez took as their starting point concepts such as academia and tradition but developed them as a source of contemporary energy instead of a viewi...
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Natural Histories: A Project by Miguel Ángel Blanco

The Museo del Prado first opened its doors to the public as Spain's museum of paintings and sculpture on 19 November 1819. However until then it had been home to the country's natural hi...
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Surrealism and the Dream

This exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza examines the profound connection between dream and image in Surrealism, and how the art movement influenced the transformation of modern sensibility and subse...
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? I96I: Founding the Expanded Arts

The Reina Sofia presents detailed analysis of the artistic breakthroughs of 1961, a crucial year when the notion of composition expanded to include radical new departures and dialogue within the arts....
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Japanese prints

The Prado Museum displays 26 previously unpublished Japanese prints dating from the 18th to 19th century. The prints are exhibited in chronological order and comprise all the techniques and themes...
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Emmet Gowin

Emmet Gowin's photography is concerned with themes such as sexuality, love and relationships, all of which are portrayed in a sensitive, intimate style and often feature his wife Edith. In recent...
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Captive Beauty: Fra Angelico to Fortuny

This exhibition at the Prado includes over 250 works spanning the 14th to the 19th centuries, allowing viewers to observe the artistic progession, influences and connections from past to present....
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Dalì

Influential Spanish artist Salvador Dalì is the focus of a major exhibition which encourages visitors to rethink the position he occupied in 20th-century art, suggesting that his legacy goes be...
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Hyperrealism 1967-2012

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum presents a major retrospective of Hyperrealism, an art movement which began in the US in the late 1960s and whose paintings were created to resemble a high-resolution pho...
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Cristina Iglesias: Metonymy

The Museo Reina Sofía dedicates the largest retrospective to date of Spanish sculptor and installation artist Cristina Iglesias. Comprising over 50 pieces, the exhibition spans the Madrid-based...
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The Art of Cartier

24 Oct-17 Feb. The Thyssen-Bornemisza presents an exhibition of over 400 items of jewellery and decorative pieces belonging to personalities such as Grace Kelly, Wallis Simpson, Maria Felix, Coco Chan...
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Impressionism and Open-air Painting: From Corot to Van Gogh

5 Feb-12 May. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum examines the impact of open-air painting on the transformation and modernisation of 19th-century art. Although generally associated with Impressionism,...
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Encounters with the 1930s

3 Oct-7 Jan. The Reina Sofía Museum highlights how the art world was affected by the turbulent events of the 1930s, a decade in which power and art both coexisted and clashed. The exhibition...
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