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!

La vie en rose

The Museo del Traje is hosting this exhibition until 19 May that pays tribute to one of the most controversial colours in history, pink in all its tones, to discover its connotations and meaning that have changed over the years. You will be able to see one hundred pieces from the museum's own collection, along with others on loan from other galleries, institutions and private collectors. 

MAN RAY. Objetos de ensueño
The Fundación Canal gives us the opportunity to see until April 21, more than a hundred pieces, including photographs and objects, from various Spanish and European private collections, which offer an ambitious and complete tour of the thoughts of the master of surrealism, for his extraordinary creativity and for the themes he addressed and reflected in his work during his career.

BANKSY: Genius or Vandal?
The Espacio 5.1 of Ifema presents for the first time in our country the work of one of the most influential creators of recent years. More than 70 creations, including original works, sculptures, installations, videos and photographs, will be on view until 19 May.

Guillermo Santomà
The Cerralbo Museum presents this exhibition, which proposes the integration of a series of new furniture, artefacts and objects in the Museum's halls, exploring new ways of approaching the permanent collection of the gallery, through the work of one of the designers with the greatest projection of the current panorama. Until 24 March.

Antonio María Esquivel (1806-1857), his religious paintings
Until 22nd April the Prado Museum invites us to get to know the religious painting that recovered its peak during the Romantic period. Along with different works you can see The fall of Lucifer, Christ the Saviour and other works. 

La Hija del Virrey. El mundo femenino novohispano en el siglo XVII
You still have time to see this exhibition that began last October and will last until April 28 at the Museum of America, which focuses on a portrait painted around 1670, and until now anonymous, of Ms. Maria Luisa de Toledo, daughter of the Marquis of Mancera, Viceroy of New Spain.

De Chagall a Malévich: El Arte en Revolución
The MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall shows us a tour of one of the most influential pages in the evolution of modern art through the greatest exponents of the artistic avant-garde of Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. An era influenced by the social climate prior to the October Revolution of 1917. Until May 5th.

Miguel de Cervantes más allá del Quijote
The Cervantes Birthplace Museum, located in Alcalá de Henares, opens its doors to show the universal writer's bibliographic collection to the public until May 5. The exhibition proposes a cultural mediation program to tour the exhibition accompanied by a museum educator. 

Viera y Clavijo. De isla en continente
The Biblioteca Nacional de España is hosting this exhibition until 5th May which presents a significant sample of the manuscripts of the Canarian polygrapher José de Viera and Clavijo, as well as their first editions, portraits, engravings from the period and scientific materials. A project to disseminate the figure of this artist, his era and the civic values transmitted. 

H. C. Westermann. Goin' Home
Until 6 May, the third floor of the Sabatini Building at the Reina Sofía Museum will host this retrospective by the American Horace Clifford Westermann, with which we will be able to see part of his work in which sculptures, paintings, letters-drawing that the artist sent in daily correspondence with other artists, critics and friends, and series of graphic works, which take us to know the panorama of the time. 

Drowning In a Sea of Data
La Casa Encendida is hosting this exhibition until 12 May, which analyses the importance of the analysis of data carried out by artificial intelligence software and which is rewriting reality. A groundbreaking exhibition that will allow you to have a new point of view of current reality. 

Anthony Hernandez. Una mirada desconcertante
Until May 12 you have time to see in the MAPFRE Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall, the first retrospective in Spain of Los Angeles photographer Anthony Hernandez. An artist concerned about social problems, especially the poorest urban areas and the homeless. 

Toulouse-Lautrec y el espíritu de Montmartre
Discover up close the setting that defined Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's bohemian style and character through this exhibition, with which you can travel around the bohemian Paris thanks to more than 350 works in tune with those of its contemporary artists, and which includes international loans from public and private collections. Where? At CaixaForum Madrid from 20th February to 19th May. 

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. 

Leonardo da Vinci: los rostros del genio
Next monthof November the National Library of Spain will host this exhibition, on the occasion of the V centenary of the death of the Italian polymath. Until 19 May 2019, the gallery will show images, infographics, interactive, audiovisual elements and virtual or augmented reality, and will present the many facets, dreams, achievements and failures of the Renaissance genius. You can also see the codices Madrid I and Madrid II, two invaluable manuscripts in which Da Vinci left his mark on some of the themes he mastered. 

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: Detalle del rostro de D.a María Luisa en D.a María Luisa de Toledo con su acompañante indígena, hacia 1670. México. Fotografía de Alberto Otero. Archivo Fotográ co del Museo Nacional del Prado.