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.
Move Over, Pollock: Research Confirms Neanderthals Made Splatter Paintings
Pigment found on rocks in a Spanish cave was applied by humans 60,000 years ago using splattering and blowing techniques.
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.
The Story of La Veneno, Spain’s Badass Trans Superstar
The HBO Max series Veneno embraces all of the media personality’s colorful life, including the messier parts.
For Just $1, You Can Live in a Gaudí Masterpiece for a Night
Casa Vicens was Gaudí’s first-ever commission in Barcelona and one of the first buildings of the Art Nouveau movement.
Barcelona City Council Steps in to Preserve a Little-known Keith Haring Mural
The mural is tucked behind the DJ booth at a former nightclub, which is slated to become a home for seniors.
Last Statue of Spanish Dictator Franco Comes Down
While protests over free speech in Spain rock the country, the removal of the dictator’s statue is a symbol of reckoning with a bloody past.
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.
Whimsical, Giant Nests Take Root in Reina Sofia’s Crystal Palace
Petrit Halilaj’s To a raven and hurricanes is at its most successful in liminal gestures that emphasize sensation over the display of identities.
A Haunting Installation Reexamines the Ideals of Spanish Modernist Architecture
Rather than celebrating the Francoist Hexagon Pavilion, Alvaro Urbano asks whether the lingering ghosts of the dictatorship are simply decaying or actively festering.
Cervantes’s Sisters: The Female Writers of Spain’s Golden Age
The exhibition Wise and Valiant: Women and Writing in the Spanish Golden Age rescues nearly 30 women from historical oblivion in a display of over 40 manuscripts and publications.