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Google Commemorates the Bicentenary at the Museo del Prado with a ‘Doodle’

Today, 19th November, the Museo Nacional del Prado celebrates its 200th Anniversary, and Google, the most popular search engine on the Internet, has devoted its ‘doodle’ to the Museum. This doodle can be seen on Google’s homepage in more than 30 countries. Furthermore, the Prado’s social media channels have published a promotional video to inform the Museum’s followers about the transformations that this cultural institution has undergone over the last 200 years, whilst the Museum has also set up the initiative #yoamoelPrado Furthermore, Javier Camarena has congratulated the Museo del Prado on its anniversary


Goya. Drawings. "Only my Strength of Will Remains"

This major exhibition, which opens on the day the Museo Nacional del Prado celebrates its 200th anniversary, is the result of the work undertaken for the creation of a new catalogue raisonné of Goya’s drawings, made possible through the collaborative agreement signed by the Fundación Botín and the Museo del Prado in 2014. For the first time and in a unique and unrepeatable occasion, the exhibition brings together more than 300 of Goya’s drawings from both the Prado’s own holdings and from private and public collections world-wide. The result is a chronological survey of the artist’s work that includes drawings from every period of his career, from the Italian Sketchbook to those created in Bordeaux. In addition, the exhibition offers a modern perspective on the ideas that recur throughout Goya’s work, revealing the ongoing relevance and modernity of his thinking. Co-organised by the Fundación Botín and jointly curated by José Manuel Matilla, Chief Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museo Nacional del Prado, and Manuela Mena, Chief Curator of 18th-century Painting and Goya at the Prado until January 2019, the exhibition is on display in Rooms A and B of the Jerónimos Building until 16 February 2020.


The Museo del Prado is once again at the forefront of museums online in its application of Artificial Intelligence to its collections

Thanks to sponsorship by Telefónica, the Museo del Prado is offering an expanded reading resource that adds historical context to the works and artists present in its collection from the 12th to the 19th centuries, thus enriching the Museum’s knowledge graph with other online sources such as Wikidata and Wikipedia. The works and artists in the Museum will also be shown in the form of a multi-layered Timeline that can be personalised by users and which includes, for example, events taking place at the time Velázquez was painting Las Meninas, philosophers and scientists who were contemporaries of Goya or the wars that took place during Rubens’s lifetime.


The Museo del Prado presents the exhibition Fra Angelico and the rise of the Florentine Renaissance

Fra Angelico and the Rise of the Florentine Renaissance, an exhibition sponsored by the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado, analyses the artistic importance of the early Florentine Renaissance between approximately 1420 to 1430, with a particular focus on the figure of Fra Angelico, one of the great masters of this period. The exhibition, which includes 82 works loaned by more than 40 institutions in Europe and America, centres on The Annunciation in the collection of the Museo del Prado, which is now presented in all its splendour following its recent restoration. Shown alongside it are The Virgin of the Pomegranate, which recently entered the Museum’s collection, and an extensive group of works by the artist and by other painters of this period such as Masaccio, Masolino and Filippo Lippi, as well as sculptors including Donatello and Ghiberti. Curated by Carl Brandon Strehlke, Curator Emeritus at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a renowned expert on Fra Angelico and other Florentine Renaissance painters, the exhibition is on display in Rooms C and D of the Jerónimos Building until 15 September.


The exhibition “Museo del Prado 1819-2019: A Place of Recollection” will inaugurate the special programme that the Museo del Prado has created to celebrate its Bicentenary

This exhibition will look back on two hundred years of history shared by the Museum and society, as well as focusing on Spain’s heritage policy, the developments that helped to build up the Museum’s collections, and the transformation of the Prado into a point of reference so that Spanish and foreign writers, intellectuals and artists could reflect on Spain’s past and the country’s collective identity. Organised around the art and documentary collections at the Prado (both visual and sound archives), which shall be exhibited alongside works by artists who have come into contact with the Museum over the last two centuries (such as Renoir, Manet, Chase, Picasso, Arikha, Rosales, Saura and Pollock, amongst others), the exhibition will present a total of 168 original works, 34 from different Spanish and foreign institutions, together with a significant variety of complementary materials such as documents, maps, pictures, photographs and audiovisual installations.


The Museo del Prado presents the exhibition Bartolomé Bermejo

The Museo del Prado presents an anthological exhibition organized in conjunction with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya that enables us to admire the technical virtuosity and suggestive visual universe of Bartolomé Bermejo in all its splendor for the very first time. Bermejo was a master painter from Cordoba who pursued his professional career in the territories that made up the Kingdom of Aragon. Bartolomé Bermejo is one of the most fascinating figures from the art scene of the second half of the fifteenth century, and this exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Madrid Regional Government and featuring the support of Fundación Banco Sabadell, brings together the majority of his works for the very first time. His works are preserved at museums and in collections distributed throughout Spain, Europe and the United States, and include masterpieces such as Saint Michael Triumphant Over the Devil with the Donor Antoni Joan of Tous, from the National Gallery in London, and Pietat Desplà from the Cathedral of Barcelona, amongst others.