Maíno’s Adorations. Heaven on Earth
National Gallery, London
28 September 2016 – 29 January 2017
For the duration of the National Gallery’s Beyond Caravaggio exhibition the Museo Nacional del Prado has lent the National Gallery two of its masterpieces by Fray Juan Bautista Maíno (1581-1649) for a display in Room 1. Both paintings — The Adoration of the Shepherds and The Adoration of the Kings — were painted between 1612 and 1614, after the artist’s return from Italy, as part of the high altar of the Dominican church of San Pedro Martír in Toledo. Not only do they display Maíno’s Caravaggesque naturalism, which he had seen at first hand in Rome, but they also combine that with the classicising style of Anibale Caracci and Guido Reni, both of whom Maíno new personally.
National Portrait Gallery, London
6 October 2016 – 5 February 2017
Major exhibition of over eighty works focusing on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers from all periods of his career and in all media. Works on show range from the realist paintings of his boyhood to his later ultra-spontaneous canvases. Includes celebrated masterpieces loaned by international institutions to works in private collections being shown in the United Kingdom for the first time.
Exhibition co-organised by the National Portrait Gallery, London and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona.
Picasso and his Printers
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
23 July – 27 November 2016
The stimulus Picasso received from his printers was critical to his exploration of his graphic art and this exhibition, largely drawn from LACMA’s collections, covers seven decades of his career, from his conventional early drypoints to the radical approach to etching of the 1930s when he began his close association with Roger Lacourière and his later innovative collaborations with Fernand Mourlot for lithography and Hidalgo Arnéra for linocut printing.
1st London Design Biennale: Utopia by Design
Somerset House, London, 7 – 27 September 2016
The first London Design Biennale will open this September at Somerset House with over 30 countries and territories participating, including Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Portugal and Spain. Taking over the entirety of Somerset House, the Biennale explores big questions and ideas about sustainability, migration, pollution, energy, cities, and social equality. Engaging and interactive installations, innovations, artworks and proposed design solutions – all in an immersive, inspiring and entertaining tour of the world.
The Spanish Pavilion’s VRPolis Diving into the Future aims to show viewers, via virtual reality goggles, the future of the city of Santander in 2100, focusing especially on its port, bay area, Plaza Porticada and the calle Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola.
Obra congrua, 1416
Girona, 19, 20, 21 October 2016
Registration now open
The DOCOGOTHIC Network, together with the CATS research group and the IRH-2014 SGR 110 Project, call on the national and International scientific community to participate in the symposium ‘Obra Congrua’ to commemorate 600 years of the famous consultation on the construction of Girona Cathedral, in which it was debated whether the Cathedral should be built with three naves instead of only one, the widest nave of the Gothic period. This will be an International symposium of multidisciplinary character open to historians, architects, and engineers in which Spanish and European Gothic buildings will be analysed, taking as a reference the Girona Cathedral master builders’ consultation held in 1416. Papers will be evaluated by a scientific committee following peer review. It is our intention to publish both guest papers and accepted papers.
BOSCH EXHIBITION NOW EXTENDED UNTIL 25 SEPTEMBER 2016
The Museo del Prado extends “Bosch: The 5th Centenary Exhibition”
The Museo del Prado and Fundación BBVA wish to offer visitors every opportunity to visit “Bosch: The 5th Centenary Exhibition,” a unique event at which they can enter the imagination of one of the most fascinating and universal painters of all time. In this respect, more than 428,527 visitors have already enjoyed the exhibition. The show will therefore remain open until 25 September, featuring special opening hours: over the last two weekends, visitors can enjoy the exhibition up until midnight.
In order to facilitate the purchase of tickets and avoid queues as time passes are required, we recommend that visitors purchase their tickets in advance by selecting the date and time of entry. These passes are available at both the ticket office and via the Internet: www.museodelprado.es
Bosch. The 5th Centenary Exhibition
Museo del Prado, Madrid, 31 May – 11 September 2016
STOP PRESS! As of 1 August 2016 the Prado will extend the opening hours of the Bosch exhibition:
-Open until 10 pm Mondays-Saturdays
-Open until 9pm Sundays & public holidays
Comprises all eight paintings by the artist to be found in Spain together with others loaned from collections and museums around the world. This represents the greatest number of Bosch’s works ever to be assembled.
- Pilar Silva, Head of the Department of Spanish Painting until 1500 and Flemish and Northern School Paintings.
Exhibition catalogue, link here.
Damián Ortega: the Rock and the Abyss
Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, Madrid
5 May – 2 October 2016
This Ortega installation revisits the artist’s previous series (2007), which was inspired by Mexico City’s Torre Latinoamérica, built between 1949 and 1956 and regarded as one of the most important examples of modern architecture in Mexico. In his new installation Ortega has inverted the tower and hung it from the dome of the Palacio as an hour-glass cum pendulum which releases grains of sand in unpredictable designs. Organised by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía .