Here’s a quick breakdown of the exhibitions going at the moment at some of Madrid’ more well-known museums and galleries.
Spanish Drawings from the Hispanic Society of America. The exhibition is split into four main sections and covers work from the 16th century through to Goya – indeed one section is devoted to Goya. The exhibition runs until the 4th March, 2007.
Tintoretto – this exhibition, which is sponsored by the Consejería de Cultura de la Comunidad de Madrid, consists of 70 works by the Italian painter – all of which have been loaned by leading European and American collections. The exhibition runs from the 30th January to the 13th May, 2007.
The Reina Sofía is showing the works of the American artist Chuck Close from the 6th February to the 7th May, 2007.
It is also showing an interesting collection, titled Guerra y Revistas (Magazines and War), whose objective is to show how magazines were used, like posters, as propaganda tools in the Spanish Civil War. It runs from the 16th January to the 30th April, 2007.
The Mirror and the Mask: Portraiture in the Age of Picasso. According to the PR blurb from the Thyssen this exhibition "looks at the survival and transformation of the portrait in avant-garde art between 1890 and 1990". It includes works from (guess who?) Picasso, Gauguin, Cezanne, Juan Gris, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and many others. It runs from the 6th February to the 20th May, 2007. (Note: some of the works will be shown in the la Fundación Caja Madrid, close to c/Arenal)
Fundación Juan March
The Juan March is putting on an exhibition by the American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein . It comprises of 97 works of art, created between 1996 and 1997 and is organised by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. It will run from the 2nd February to the 20th May, 2007.