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”

SCAN Spanish Contemporary Art Network in Berlin

 Just opened: Bête Noire Exhibition, MUSART-BERLIN 29 Apr 2016 – 27 May 2016 Curated by SCAN Spanish COntemporary Art Network Bête Noire is an art exhibition that reflects on conceptual positions and creative opportunities of the colour black (and de-saturation) in the context of contemporary art practices. Includes the work of nine multidisciplinary emerging artistsContinue reading “SCAN Spanish Contemporary Art Network in Berlin”

Eduardo Chillida (Wrocław, Poland)

Sounds: Eduardo Chillida BWA AvantGarda Gallery, Wrocław, Poland 15 January – 13 March 2016 As part of Wrocław’s year as European Capital of Culture, twinned with the Basque city of San Sebastián, the Polish city  showing work by the Basque 20th-century sculptor, Eduardo Chillida. The exhibition focusses on the inspiration offered by his work to contemporaryContinue reading “Eduardo Chillida (Wrocław, Poland)”

Still Lifes from the Spanish Golden Age (Barcelona)

  Undamaged: Still Lifes from the Spanish Golden Age Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, until 28 February 2016 19 still-lifes and flower-pieces from the Museum’s own collection, by artists such as Juan van der Hamen, Tomas Hiepes and Juan de Arellano are being exhibited before some of them are permanently incorporated into new RenaissanceContinue reading “Still Lifes from the Spanish Golden Age (Barcelona)”

Spanish Masters from the Hermitage (Amsterdam)

Spanish Masters from the Hermitage: The World of El Greco, Ribera, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo & Goya The Hermitage, Amsterdam, 28 November 2015 – 29 May 2016 More than sixty paintings and a rich collection of graphic works and applied arts masterpieces are on show.  

Picasso Sculpture (New York to Paris)

The exhibition Picasso Sculpture, previously showing some 140 works spanning 1902 to 1964 at MoMA, New York (until 7 February 2016), re-opens, in a reduced form, as Picasso: Scuptures (Musée Picasso, Paris: 8 March – 18 September 2016). MOMA installation reviewed by Rosalind McKeever, Burlington Magazine, December 2015 pp. 880-82 .  

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)”

Zaragoza’s Retablo of St. Peter (Cincinnati)

Conservation on View: Zaragoza’s Retablo of St. Peter Cincinnati Art Museum 26 January 26 – 24 April 2016 A Spanish altarpiece of c.1400 by Lorenzo Zaragoza, an Aragonese artist active in fourteenth-century Valencia and Barcelona, will receive conservation treatment, by Serena Urry, in public view.  The accompanying press release is available as a PDF file by clicking here.

Art from the Andes: Spanish Colonial Paintings (Portland)

Art from the Andes: Spanish Colonial Paintings from the Elvin A. Duerst Bequest Portland Art Museum, Maine 19 December 2015 – 20 March 2016 Art from the Andes features distinctive religious paintings that illustrate the creative melding of cultures in the Andes following the Spanish conquest. The paintings were left to the Museum by ElvinContinue reading “Art from the Andes: Spanish Colonial Paintings (Portland)”