200th Anniversary of the Prado

Goya blows out the candles on the Prado Museum’s 200th birthday

The most ambitious display of drawings by the master to date brings the celebratory series of exhibitions to a close

ART

Expectation builds ahead of Banksy exhibition in Madrid

Everyone is waiting to see whether the controversial figure will pull one of his famous stunts at the unauthorized showcase, which opens on December 6

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Reina Sofía museum benefactors donate photo trove documenting 1950s Spain

The collection of 600 pictures is the work of Afal, a famous art collective from Almería

CULTURE

All the colors of Venice at Madrid’s Thyssen Museum

World-renowned gallery explores Cinquecento revolution through works by Titian, Tintoretto and more

ART

Will Carmen Cervera’s collection remain at Madrid’s Thyssen Museum?

Still no deal with Culture Ministry covering free-of-charge loan of 429 paintings that expired Monday

ART

Pursued by demons: Picasso and ‘Guernica’

New exhibition at Madrid’s Reina Sofia suggests famous painting born from personal crises

ART

The fantastical world of Bosch is the Prado’s exhibition of the year

‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ is the high point of this celebration of the Dutch master in Madrid

ART

US ambassador to Spain opens his art collection to the public

James Costos and his partner invite visitors to view the works in their Madrid residence

GUILLERMO SOLANA | Director of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

“Madrid’s art promenade has become the Wild West”

Museum chief explains the challenges of producing world-class shows within today’s limits

Cuenca’s abstract art museum to mark 50th year with new extension

Gallery situated in city’s picturesque Hanging Houses to create more space to show works

Arco art fair looks to the Americas

The Madrid art gathering wants to transform itself into a reference for Hispanic creation

ART

Prado number two Gabriele Finaldi to head London’s National Gallery

Assistant director’s departure after 12 years will be a blow to the Madrid museum

ART

Spanish royal portrait that was 20 years in the making finally unveiled

“I wouldn’t want you to think I am lazy,” artist Antonio López jokes after finishing work

Seville shows off restored painting attributed to teenage Velázquez

‘The Education of the Virgin’ sat in storage at Yale University for years before its rediscovery

MUSEUMS

Reina Sofía museum says it cannot continue with current budget

Modern art gallery appoints new foundation chief to find alternative revenue streams

CULTURE

New CaixaForum seeks “Guggenheim effect” in Zaragoza

Bank foundation unveils seventh cultural center, designed by prizewinning architect Carme Pinós

CULTURE

An “exhibition of exhibitions” for father of pop art Richard Hamilton

The British artist personally conceived the huge retrospective just opened at Madrid’s Reina Sofía

CULTURE

Legends of pop art at the Thyssen

New exhibition brings famous works by Warhol, Lichtenstein and Hockney to Madrid

ART

The painter still fighting to finish a Spanish royal portrait, 20 years on

Artist Antonio López says he is close to completing his painting of the king and his family

ARCHITECTURE

Norman Foster drops plans to create his foundation in Madrid

Heritage committee vetoes architect’s proposals to alter historic mansion

ART

The draw of Degas

Impressionist's intimate illustrations go on show at the Fundación Canal in Madrid

CABINET MEETING

Government announces plans to slash sales tax on works of art

Cut in VAT rate to 10 percent could be followed by similar measures to promote culture

ART

Greek appetizer

Thyssen shows off El Greco works it is loaning to Toledo for 400th anniversary commemoration

ART

Painting in Transition

Five post-Franco artists in search of a strategy

CULTURE

“I still have the same enthusiasm”

Alberto Schommer, 85, is dedicating his National Photography Prize win to his wife, who died two months ago His dream is to see his work hang in the Prado

CULTURE

Beauty treatments

Telefónica revisits its collection of recent photography