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.
The initiative opens the Prado’s collection to the public and provokes unexpected encounters with art.
“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.
Beginning in the 17th century, instructional drawing books democratized the practice of drawing in Europe, allowing aspiring artists to learn at home and at their own pace.
Today, Spain’s national art museum opened its first solo exhibition devoted to a female artist ever.
MADRID — Commemorating the fifth centenary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch, Madrid’s El Museo del Prado has arranged an exhibition that, according to its catalogue, displays “the greatest number of Bosch’s works ever to be assembled.”
El Greco came back from the dead. “The Greek,” his real name, Domenikos Theotokopoulos, moved to Venice and Rome before finally settling in Toledo, where he became one of Spain’s most well known painters.
Two European museum powerhouses, the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, have signed an agreement to temporarily swap 236 art masterpieces in what it is an unprecedented exchange between two major art institutions.