Turismo Madrid

Turismo Madrid. Winter essential exhibitions

With the new season, there are also new exhibitions. In the list that you will find below, we propose some of the most interesting ones. Let's get started!

Tamara de Lempicka. Reina del Art Déco
The Palace of Gaviria is the place chosen to host until 26th May the first retrospective exhibition in Madrid dedicated to the figure of Tamara de Lempicka, considered the "Queen of Art Deco". Nearly 200 pieces from more than 40 private collections, museums and lenders will be on display. 

From 19th February to 26th May the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is hosting a retrospective of the legendary artist Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001), known as Balthus. Curated by Raphaël Bouvier, with the support of Michiko Kono, and Juan Ángel López-Manzanares, the exhibition will bring together important works from all stages of his career since the 1920s. 

Tramas. El Palacio visto por David Bestué
CentroCentro Palacio de Cibeles is hosting this exhibition until 12 January 2020 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Palace. 'Tramas', unfolds in three complementary interventions: on the one hand, a more informative one that pays special attention to the iconography chosen for the palace and to the reactions it aroused at the time, on the other hand, wefts or decorative patterns, and finally, a sculptural intervention in which functionality and architectural ornamentation, the past and the present dialogue through a poetic play of materials.


Alberto Giacometti
The Central Gallery of the Villanueva building will be one of the main venues for Alberto Giacometti's work, which can be seen from 2 April to 7 July. Curated by Carmen Giménez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of 20th Century Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the exhibition has the special collaboration of the Beyeler Foundation in Basel and the Region of Madrid, and with the support of the Swiss Embassy and Mirabaud. 

Their Majesties' Retiring Room
From 9 April to 24 November you can see this exhibition project by the Madrid art gallery, which seeks to evoke the original appearance of room 39, originally conceived as a portrait gallery of the Bourbon dynasty. Organized in different levels, it will allow us to see furniture and articles as original as Fernando VII's toilet. 

Fra Angelico and the Rise of the Florentine Renaissance
From May 28th to September 15th, you will be able to see this exhibition that will study the beginnings of the Florentine Renaissance around 1420 and 1430, with special attention to one of the great masters of that period: Fra Angelico (Guido di Pietro Muguello, h. 1395/1400 - 1455). Among the works to be seen are 'The Annunciation', the 'Funeral of Saint Anthony Abbot' and the 'Alba Madonna'. 

Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer. Miradas afines en España y Holanda
As a result of the collaboration agreement between the Prado Museum and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, this exhibition will be available from 25 June to 29 September and will be dedicated to Dutch and Spanish painting from the end of the 16th and 17th centuries. Curated by Alejandro Vergara, head of Conservation of Flemish Painting and Northern Schools until 1700, the exhibition is an invitation to reflect on the pictorial traditions represented by Spain and the Netherlands. 

El maestro de papel. Cartillas españolas para aprender a dibujar de los siglos XVII y XVIII
From 15 October to 2 February 2020, the Madrid art gallery will host this exhibition, which aims to highlight and give special prominence to Spanish drawing primers from the 17th and 18th centuries, placing them in their international context. We will be able to see the drawing manuals by Pedro de Villafranca and Malagón together with those by José García Hidalgo or Fray Matías de Irala. 

A Tale of Two Women Painters: Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana
Curated by Leticia Ruiz, Head of the Spanish Painting Department of the Renaissance, we can see this exhibition from 22 October to 2 February 2020, which aims to show the artistic personality of two of the most notable women in the history of Western art: Sofonisba Anguissola (ca. 1535-1625) and Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614). A journey through sixty works that will give a good account of her talent, which for 30 years has once again captured the attention of researchers and the general public. 


Image credits: Balthus. La calle, 1933 (La rue). Óleo sobre lienzo, 195x240 cm. The Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York. Legado de James Thrall Soby, 1979. ©Balthus, 2019. Museo Nacional Thyssen- Bornemisza