Sorolla. Apuntes en la arena
28 June – 6 November 2016
(Then touring to CaixaForum, Tarragona, 23 November – 5 March 2017)
123 works by Sorolla, primarily drawings selected by Consuelo Luca de Tena from the Museo Sorolla’s large holdings, and displayed alongside a small number of related large paintings and oil sketches or ‘colour notes’. The exhibition is divided into five sections covering his early career and different beach-side and fishing themes.
Picasso and Germany
Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
6 April – 18 September 2016
Slightly reduced version of the exhibition previously shown at the Picasso Museum, Málaga, which revealed an important new area of research. Presents 22 records based on the connections, affiliations and divergences between Pablo Picasso and various groups of German artists who changed the direction of the history of art between 1905 (when Die Brücke group was founded) and 1955 (when the fist Documenta exhibition opened in Kassel). Some 75 works by Picasso are on display alongside more than 100 works by artists such as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, George Grosz, Erich Heckel, Hannah Höch, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, August Macke, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Otto Mueller, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Also includes sixteenth-century paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder and Younger and Frans Francken. The German version of the show includes major works from the Würth Collection, one of the most important private collections in Central Europe.
El Divino Morales
Museu Nacional d’Art Catalunya (MNCA)
Barcelona, 17 June – 25 September 2016
(Previously shown at the Prado and Bilbao).
Survey of 54 works by Luis de Morales (c.1510/11-1586) divided into five sections and starting with his Virgin of the Bird of 1546 along with other of his most important themes, the Virgin Dolorosa, Ecce Homo, Christ carrying the Cross and the Pietà. Another section is devoted to the artist’s images of the Virgin and Child including the panel of the Virgin and Christ Child with the Child Baptist from Salamanca Cathedral. Also on show are the only two drawings attributed to Morales, both from Lisbon’s Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga. The final section focuses on Morales’ most important patron, Juan de Ribera, the counter-reformation bishop of Badajoz between 1562 and 1568.
Joaquím Gomis: Fundición Gimeno/Gimeno Foundry
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona
10 May – 18 September 2016
Photographic exhibition focussing on the development of Catalan sculpture from the 1900s to the 1940s, including a series of images taken by Gomis (1902-1991) of his friend Miró’s visits to the Barcelona-based Gimeno foundry between 1944 and 1949, where the sculptor created his first series of bronzes. When Gomis (the first president of the Miró Foundation, 1972-75) visited the foundry workshop it had accumulated many sculpted rejects and forgotten maquettes left behind over the past four decades, which he captured with his camera.
De sueños, paseos nocturnos y vivencias. Dalí in Madrid
Teatro-Museo Dalí, Figueras, Gerona
10 May – 16 October 2016
23 works mainly watercolours and drawings created when Dalí lived as a student in Madrid,1922-926. Amongst the items shown is the watercolour of Salvador Dalí and Maruja Mallo in the Café de Oriente of 1923.
Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002). Buscando la luz
Museo Regional de Arte Moderna (MURAM), Cartagena
20 May – 30 August 2016
Exhibition of some 40 works by the Basque sculptor, in alabaster, iron and other materials, displayed alongside his drawings, prints and collages.
Modern Spanish Art from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo
Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX
9 October 2016 – 19 January 2017
Modern Spanish Art from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo is the first exhibition in America to present a comprehensive survey of Modern Art in Spain from the Belle Époque through the Kennedy years. The rich and diverse art created in Spain during this period is largely unknown in the U.S. due to the turmoil that took place in Spain at this time. Juxtaposing the modern art collection of the Meadows Museum with works from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo (ACAC) in the Museo Patio Herreriano of Valladolid, this exhibition brings together more than 90 paintings, sculptures and works on paper to demonstrate the most important aspects of Spanish modern art and shed light on the global connection between Spanish art and other international modern art movements.