MAPFRE FOUNDATION will open in the months of September and October four major exhibitions in Madrid and a new showroom in Barcelone.
The exhibition "Pierre Bonnard", which will run from 19 September in the Sala Recoletos (Paseo de Recoletos, 23), Madrid, will offer a fresh look on the original work of the French artist, key figure for the birth of modern art. This exhibition is the first retrospective to be held in Spain in over thirty years and has been organized by the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco. It will present about eighty paintings, a dozen drawings and fifty photographs.
"Josef Koudelka," held from September 12 at the Barbara Hall Braganza (Barbara de Braganza, 13) always in Madrid, will be the most comprehensive retrospective to date dedicated to this Czech photographer, nationalized French, a Magnum Photos member for more than forty years. The selection will present more than 150 works. This exhibition has been organized by The Art Institute of Chicago and the J. Paul Getty Museum in collaboration with the MAPFRE FOUNDATION.
Also in Madrid and as of September 22, MAPFRE FOUNDATION will present another thow exhiibits: "The legacy of al-Andalus. The Arabs in the drawings of the Academy ", comprising 175 works and "Paradores. The Unknown Collection ", in order to show the public the artistic heritage of Paradores, which until now has not been so thoroughly exposed.
Also, next October 10th the Foundation will opens a new exhibition space in Barcelona, located in the Casa Garriga Nogues, Calle Diputació, 250. The inaugural exhibition will be "The Triumph of Color. Van Gogh to Matisse. Collections of the Musée d'Orsay and L'Orangerie ", composed of more than seventy works by Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin and Claude Monet, among others.