The exhibition Pedro Masaveu: Pasión por Sorolla, at the Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson of the Centro Niemeyer, Avilés (28 July 2018–6 January 2019), commemorates the 25th anniversary of the death of Pedro Masaveu Peterson (1938–1993). This patron of the arts demonstrated a particular passion for the painter Joaquín Sorolla (1863–1923), one of the most innovative and prolific figures of modern Spanish art. Complemented by works from the Masaveu Collection at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, Pedro Masaveu’s outstanding collection of works by Sorolla will be on display for the first time in this exhibition.
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.