Turismo Madrid

Exposiciones de verano imprescindibles

With the new season, new exhibitions are coming. In the list below, we propose some of the most interesting ones. Let's start!

Magnum: The observed body
The Sala Mateo Inurria 2 of Fundación Canal is hosting this exhibition until March 28, 2021, which features more than 130 images by 14 prestigious photographers from the Magnum Photos agency, highlighting the human body as a form of expression.

Botero. 60 years of painting
Until February 7, 2021, the CentroCentro cultural space in Madrid will host this exhibition. This is the largest exhibition in Europe dedicated to the Colombian artist, in which, in addition to learning about his career, we will have the opportunity to see his most recent work. 

Petrit Halilaj
Last 17 July, this exhibition opened at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, where the Kosovar artist Petrit Halilaj presents his new work, which is closely linked to his biography, the recent history of his country and the consequences of political and cultural tensions in the region. Until 28 February 2021. 

With careful neglect: the universe of the actor in Cervantes' time
Until February 28, the Community of Madrid is dedicating this temporary exhibition to the universe of the actor during the Golden Age, which will be on display at the Cervantes Birthplace Museum (Alcalá de Henares). The free exhibition, curated by Francisco Sáez Raposo, proposes a journey through the world of the Spanish actor, stopping at those texts in which Miguel de Cervantes reflects on the reality of the acting world of his time.

Guests. Fragments on women, ideology and plastic arts in Spain (1833-1931)From October 6 to March 14, 2021, the Museo Nacional del Prado will use this exhibition to show the role of women in the Spanish art system in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and the place they occupied in society.

German Expressionism
From October 27 to March 14, 2021, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is hosting this exhibition that brings together, for the first time in decades, the collection of expressionist paintings that Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza left in the hands of his wife, Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, and his children.

Miradas y Resistencias
With the aim of making society conscious of the need to protect cultural heritage, last February the exhibition 'Miradas y Resistencias' began, which can be seen until 24 May 2021 in the National Museum of Natural Sciences. The exhibition includes more than 50 drawings made in ink and pencil that show different species of Iberian fauna and examples of the museum, by the Cantabrian artist, Nacho Zubelzu.

Mythological Passions
From March 2 to April 4, enjoy "Mythological Passions" at the Museo Nacional del Prado, an exhibition that brings together the six mythological paintings that Tiziano made based on classical Greek poetry. 

The Kindly Cruelty
At the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía you can see, until April 12th, the exhibition "The Kindly Cruelty", which shows the years of career of the engineer León Ferrari. A walk through his most outstanding works including sculptures, writings and drawings. 

Anna Eva-Bergman
Come to the Reina Sofia Museum in Retiro Park, Palacio de Velazquez until May 17 and enjoy, free of charge, the exhibition "From North to South, Rhythms" by Norwegian Anna Eva-Bergman. In it you will be able to observe incredible ways of representing landscapes. 

Objects of Desire
"Objects of Desire" shows us a set of design pieces and surrealist artworks. A dialogue where surrealism and design converge, which you can enjoy at CaixaForum until March 21. 

Tomoko Yoneda
From February 9th to May 9th, the Mapfre Foundation in Recoletos will host an exhibition of Tomoko Yoneda's photography. A tour through her work in which he discovered that images could transmit more than words. 

Alexei Von Jawlensky. "The Landscape of the Face"
"The Landscape of the Face" is presented as an exhibition that reviews the career of Russian painter Alexei Von Jawlensky, one of the main protagonists of the expressionist movement. From February 9th to May 9th enjoy it at the Mapfre Foundation in Recoletos.

"Banksy. The Street is a Canvas."
Until May 9th, the Círculo de Bellas Artes is in charge of hosting the "street art" works of this controversial and mysterious British street artist. "The Street is a Canvas" brings together more than 50 works by Banksy, with which he deals with issues such as social criticism, culture and ethics. 

Daniel Devoto
The Lázaro Galdiano Museum is showing a set of editions by the Argentinean Daniel Devoto until 21 March. The exhibition "A small great publisher" is divided into four chapters where different works by the artist are shown. 

Concepción Arenal: "The Humanist Passion (1820-1893)"
Enjoy the exhibition "Concepción Arenal: The Humanist Passion" for free at the National Library until April 4th. A biographical tour of the artist's life, which narrates her fundamental role in the history of Spanish culture and how she became the most relevant thinker of the 19th century. 

"Madrid 1862-1920: Galdós, Story of a New Urban Landscape"
Until June 30th, the exhibition "Madrid 1862-1920: Galdós, Story of a New Urban Landscape" will be on display at the Madrid History Museum, free of charge, and can be enjoyed through a virtual immersion experience in the history of our city. Through paintings, photographs, postcards and posters, visitors are taken on a journey through Madrid's past. 

"Under the Surface (Fears, Monsters, Shadows)"
The Conde Duque Contemporary Culture Center is hosting, until April 11th, the exhibition "Under the Surface (Fears, Monsters, Shadows)" where the current health situation and the consequences it has had on society are reflected. 

"Afrotopia"The exhibition "Afrotopia" shows a collection of photographs taken by young people from Mali, Senegal and Niger, showing the role of Africa in the world's globalization. You can visit it for free at the National Museum of Anthropology until May 30th. 

Image credits: Anónimo alegoría de la vanidad o retrato de la Calderona; Comunidad de Madrid