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.
Museo Nacional del Prado
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.
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.
How Europe Learned to Draw
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.
197 Years After It Opens, the Prado Museum Gives a Woman a Solo Show
Today, Spain’s national art museum opened its first solo exhibition devoted to a female artist ever.
Hieronymus Bosch’s Worlds that Could Have Been
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.”
Stop and Smell the Smoke: El Greco and His Houdini Most High
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.
Major Art Exchange Between Prado and Hermitage
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.