As we have stated more often than not, Madrid is not only a friendly and welcoming city, it also has much to offer in the cultural department. Quantity is not detrimental to quality. So, if you plan to visit Spain’s capital in the year that has just begun, we advise culture vultures to remain alert and prepare their journey in advance. For instance, the Reina Sofía Museum will hold a unique exhibit revolving aroung Picasso’s “Guernica”. “Pity and Terror in Picasso: The Path to Guernica” starts April 5 until September 4, 2017. It will explore the Spanish Master’s thematic concerns which led to the imagery of his poignant rendition of the Spanish Civil War.
The Reina Sofía has secured loans from the Musée Picasso in Paris, Tate Modern, Centre George Pompidou, MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum and the Beyeler Foundation. Quite an event. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum will also play homage to the Master of Málaga, this time accompanied by Toulouse-Lautrec. The exhibit which opens on October 17 will analyse Picasso’s early work as related to the French Post Impressionist movement. Across the street, from April to October, the Prado Museum will host “the most important collection of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American art to be found outside the Iberian Peninsula”.
The exhibit titled “Visions of the Hispanic World” will feature holdings from the Hispanic Society of America in New York “including archaeological items, Islamic art and Spanish medieval art, works from the Spanish Golden Age, examples of Latin American colonial period and 19th-century art, and Spanish paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries.” Not to be missed is the recently created art circuit “Five Museums another Madrid” which allows visitors to visit the Sorolla Museum, the Decorative Arts MNAD, Cerralbo and Romanticism Museums as well as the Lázaro Galdiano Museum for the price of one single ticket. As far as music lovers is concerned, there’s much to choose from, including Charles Aznavour on January 31 and Plácido Domingo performing “Macbeth” by Verdi at the Royal Theatre from July 11 to 17. These are only a few of the Cultural attractions which will enhance the merits of Spain’s capital throughout 2017. As usual, we will keep you informed in upcoming blog entries as well as our Twitter account. Madrid is culture friendly. Find out for yourself.