9 Nov 2005-13 Feb 2006. Twenty of Spains most outstanding contemporary artists have been invited to give their personal interpretation of Miguel de Cervantes seminal work Don Quixote de la Mancha in this celebration of 400 years since the publication of the first edition. Historically, El Quijote and his sidekick Sancho Panza have inspired artists from Hogarth to Daumier, Dal to Picasso; however, this exhibition at the Reina Sofia museum, entitled Las tres dimensiones de El Quijote El Quijote y el arte contemporneo espaol, involves living working artists only. Nearly half a century separates the oldest, Martn Chirino (born in 1925), from the youngest, Javier Prez (born in 1968), and all fine art mediums are represented in the artworks on display. Admission 3.01, under 18s and over 65s free. Mon-Sat 10.00-21.00, Sun 10.00-14.30, Tues and 24, 25, 31 Dec, 1, 6 Jan closed.
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Don Quixote and Contemporary Spanish Art.
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofa (MNCARS) is at 52 Santa Isabel, 28012 Madrid. By metro: Line 1 to Atocha. By bus: 6, 10, 14, 18,19, 26, 27, 32, 34, 36, 37, 41, 45, 46, 55, 57, 59, 68, 86, 119 and Circular. Tel: +34 917741000