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20/01/2016

The Museo del Prado acquires The Virgin of the Pomegranate by Fra Angelico from the Alba ducal collection

A remarkable masterpiece in an excellent state of conservation, the painting will become one of the icons of the Museo del Prado. This acquisition has been completed with the personal donation by the Duke of Alba, Carlos Fitz-James Stuart y Martínez de Irujo, of another important panel that has recently been researched at the Prado and can now also be attributed to Fra Angelico. 

18/01/2016

The invited work: Goya’s portrait of Don Pedro de Alcántara Téllez-Girón y Pacheco, 9th Duke of Osuna, one of the most interesting works by the artist among those housed in the Frick Collection in New York

For a period of three months, Room 34 of the Prado’s Villanueva Building will be displaying Goya’s portrait of Don Pedro de Alcántara Téllez-Girón y Pacheco, 9th Duke of Osuna, one of the most interesting works by the artist among those housed in the Frick Collection in New York.The special loan of this work falls within the context of the Museum’s “Invited Work” programme, an activity sponsored by the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado since 2010 with the aim of further enriching a visit to the Museum and establishing points of comparison that allow for a reflection on the works in the Prado’s Permanent Collection.

10/12/2015

The Museo del Prado is now at the forefront of museums on the web with a site that completely transforms the experience of its digital version

The Museo del Prado today presented its new website, characterised by complex technology and a design in which high quality images of the works of art are the principal attraction. This new manner of presenting the Prado within a digital context will offer users an enjoyable means of appreciating all aspects of the Museum and of learning more about its different areas of knowledge in a rapid and intuitive manner.This initiative, which has been made possible through sponsorship by Telefónica, represents a firm commitment to translating the experience of a visit to the Museum into an enriched digital context based on a semantic model only successfully deployed until now by a very small number of institutions within the cultural sector.

04/12/2015

Ingres

The Museo del Prado and Fundación AXA will be presenting the first monographic exhibition in Spain on the work of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), one of the most influential figures in the history of 19th- and 20th-century painting but an artist not represented in any Spanish public collection. The exhibition has been organised with the special collaboration of the Musée du Louvre and the participation of the Musée Ingres in Montauban, which are lending the artist’s most celebrated masterpieces. The exhibition offers a chronological and thematic survey through 70 works which include outstandingly important loans from France, among them the Grande Odalisque, a work that has only left the Louvre on rare occasions, and The Dream of Ossian from the Musée Ingres. It also includes works lent from Belgian, British, Italian and American institutions, including The Countess of Haussonvilleand Madame Moitessier, which have become universal icons of portraiture. The exhibition offers visitors to the Prado a unique opportunity to see a group of works that will probably never be displayed together again. The exhibition will be opened by Her Majesty the Queen of Spain, Doña Letizia, on Monday 23 November

14/10/2015

The Museo del Prado is presenting the exhibition Transparent Art. Rock crystal carving in Renaissance Milan

The Museo del Prado is presenting Transparent Art, a small-format exhibition which, in addition to being unusual in terms of subject, also offers a unique opportunity to see a type of art form largely unfamiliar to the general public: that of carving hyaline quartz or rock crystal. This was a particular speciality in 16th-century Milan, the centre for the production of extraordinary pieces based on artistic inspiration, erudition and technical expertise and which rivalled comparable works from the classical period. The artistic and material value of these objects meant that only monarchs and the highest ranks of the European aristocracy had the means to acquire them for their collections.

01/10/2015

The Divine Morales

At the end of September, the Museo del Prado and Fundación BBVA will present ‘The Divine Morales’, an exhibition intended as a testament to the work and life of Luis de Morales the ‘Divine’ practically a century after the Prado hosted the first monographic exhibition devoted to the artist.

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