EL PRADO CELEBRATES ITS BICENTENNIAL 1819-2019

200 years ago from November 2018, El Prado opened its doors to the public to marvel at 311 paintings form the Royal Collection.


It was not called the National Museum El Prado at that time and it had a long way to go until it became Spain's master art gallery. El Prado has grown and evolved over the years along with Spain and its people for whom it shares its art and historical events. The ups and downs of Spains' turbulent times as well as the calm of its peace filled time can be admired in each room of this massive gallery.

You will walk the halls where great artists have also strolled finding inspiration in the artworks that hang on the walls.

A PLACE OF MEMORY

This is the name of a very special exhibition that will run until the 3rd of October, 2019 that involves an artistic journey through its collection, showing its evolution over time and reflecting on the role that the art gallery has had in its different stages.

History and art go hand in hand as the show is articulated with artistic and documentary backgrounds of the Prado -both visual and sound- that are exhibited accompanied by works of artists who during these two centuries have dialogues with their collections - such as Renoir, Manet, Chase, Picasso, Arikha, Rosales, Saura and Pollock, among others-, the sample includes a total of 168 original works, 34 from different national and international institutions, together with an important presence of auxiliary material such as posters, maps, graphics, photographic reproductions and audiovisual installations.

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