New and noteworthy exhibition openings in Spain, October 2020

Obras maestras de la colección Valdés, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, 7 October 2020 – 1 February 2021. The first exhibition devoted to the art collection of the Bilbao businessman Félix Fernández-Valdés (1895- 1976), 4 of whose paintings entered the Prado’s collection after his death and others are now distributed around other public and privateContinue reading “New and noteworthy exhibition openings in Spain, October 2020”

Online Resources from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and MoMA

Since 2016, MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum have worked on digitising exhibition catalogues and other material related to their displays and collections. MoMA’s ‘Exhibition History‘ page offers access to photographs, interpretation, checklists and other material for 4,918 exhibitions from the museum’s founding in 1929 to the present. ARTES members may be particularly interested to discoverContinue reading “Online Resources from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and MoMA”

Featured Exhibition: After ’68. Art and artistic practices in the Basque Country 1968–2018, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, until 28 April 2019

Survey exhibition of some 150 works, including painting, sculpture, photography, video art and works on paper, by nearly 100 artists, covering the five decades from 1968, when a new generation of Basque artists born in the 1940s was joining the art scene, to 2018 when art made by women has become increasingly prominent. It alsoContinue reading “Featured Exhibition: After ’68. Art and artistic practices in the Basque Country 1968–2018, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, until 28 April 2019”

Featured Exhibition: ABC: The Alphabet of the Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, until 2 June

This exhibition marking the 110th anniversary of Bilbao’s Museo de Bellas Artes aims to provide a path through the museum’s collections via a display of 110 works selected by the writer Kirmen Uribe (born 1970), using alphabetically ordered words composed in four languages, Basque, Spanish, English and French, to contextualise the works. In this way UribeContinue reading “Featured Exhibition: ABC: The Alphabet of the Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, until 2 June”

Miguel Zugaza: from Madrid to Bilbao

Miguel Zugaza announces his decision to step down from the Prado and reassume the directorship of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum next year This morning, Miguel Zugaza informed the Permanent Committee of the Royal Board of Trustees of his decision to conclude his term next year as director of the Museo del Prado after fifteenContinue reading “Miguel Zugaza: from Madrid to Bilbao”

Exhibition closing soon! The Divine Morales (Prado, Madrid; Bilbao; Barcelona)

El Divino Morales Museo del Prado, Madrid Exhibition closed 10 January 2016 Moves to: Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 9 February – 16 May Museu Nacional d’Art Catalunya, Barcelona, 16/06-16/09 2016. Nineteen works owned by the Prado, including the Christ on the Cross and the Resurrection gifted by Plácido Arango, plus 35 from national andContinue reading “Exhibition closing soon! The Divine Morales (Prado, Madrid; Bilbao; Barcelona)”

Equipo Crónica, Bilbao,10 February – 18 May 2015

Equipo Crónica, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao,10 February – 18 May 2015 The most extensive retrospective to date of nearly 150 paintings, drawings, prints, posters and sculptures, covering Equipo Crónica’s entire creative career from 1964 when three Valencian artists, Rafael Solbes (1940-1981), Manuel Valdés (1942) and Juan Antonio Toledo (1940-1995) established the group, to 1981Continue reading “Equipo Crónica, Bilbao,10 February – 18 May 2015”