In an open letter, European institutional leaders defend Manuel Borja-Villel, who has faced right-wing attacks for his progressive programming.
Prado Museum Investigates 25 Artworks Seized During Spanish Civil War
The investigation represents the first step of a process to return the works to families and descendants of those who originally owned them.
Home Is a Mindset for a Nomadic Artist
Carlos Bunga’s architectural installation in the Reina Sofía’s Crystal Palace creates the facade of stability and strength yet is actually ephemeral and even fragile.
At the Prado, Visitors Can Inhale the Smells of a Brueghel Painting
The Madrid museum collaborated with a fragrance company to create ten scents of items seen in the masterpiece “The Sense of Smell.”
Colonial Fault Lines Fracture the Madrid Art Landscape
A show at the Prado valorizes cross-cultural flows while muffling ruptures, and two contemporary art exhibitions critique Hispanic legacies to investigate how art history occludes power.
Kidlat Tahimik’s Subversive Retelling of the Philippines’ Colonial History
To showcase this work exactly 500 years after Magellan’s conquest of the Philippines in a space that, 134 years ago, was a “human zoo” of Indigenous people from the Philippines, is certainly poignant.
Contemporary Artists Pay Tribute to Bosch’s Powerful Imagination
These glowing, dynamic artworks reproduce something of Bosch’s chaotic energy, but on an immersive, multi-sensory scale.
Ouka Leele’s Fantastical Fashion Photos
In 1988, one Spanish photographer transformed a commission to shoot French designer Philippe Model’s accessories line into a quirky exploration of her own artistry.
Paying Homage to the Ancient Vessels That Transported Water
Asunción Molinos Gordo creates pitchers, jugs, and basins in centuries-old designs typical of the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean.
Prado Museum Hangs Replicas of Goya, Velázquez, and More Around Madrid
The initiative opens the Prado’s collection to the public and provokes unexpected encounters with art.
Danny Lyon’s Visions of a New York That No Longer Exists
Shot in 1967, Lyon’s photographs offer a more nuanced and human perspective of the destruction of the old lower Manhattan, one that is often paved over by history books.
Prado Museum Reopens With a Hard Look at Spanish Sexism
“Uninvited Guests” looks at sexism in Spain during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and at the museum’s own essential role in perpetuating it.