Consuelo Kanaga. Catch the Spirit

MAY.30.2024          AUG.25.2024

Tennessee, 1950

Consuelo Kanaga
Tennessee, 1950
Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Wallace B. Putnam from the Estate of Consuelo Kanaga
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Exhibition

 

MAY.30.2024        AUG.25.2024

Where

Recoletos Exhibition Hall
Paseo Recoletos 23, 28004 Madrid

cultura@fundacionmapfre.org (attention only during the opening hours of the exhibition hall)

Opening hours:
Mondays (except holidays): 2 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 11 am – 8 pm
Sunday and holidays: 11 am – 7 pm

*The evacuation of the hall starts 10 minutes before closing time. Last access (7:30 pm or 6:30 pm) only allows a 20 minutes tour to the exhibitions.

Closed:
December 25th, January 1st and 6th

Limited opening hours:
December 24th and 31th, January 5th: 11 am – 3 pm

General Ticket:
5 €

Free Access time:
Mondays, 2 pm to 8 pm (except holidays)

How to arrive

Buses: 5 – 14 – 27 – 37 – 45 – 53 – 150
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Subway: Line 4 (Colón), line 2 (Banco de España) and line 5 (Chueca)
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Trains: C-2, C-7, C-8 and C-10
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Audioguides

Available online in Spanish and English. Accessible via mobile without downloads or installations.

Also available in audio device obtainable in the hall (if available).

Price: €4

Accessibility

Ramp for wheelchair access – The three floors of the hall are accessed by a generously-sized elevator.

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Locker Service.

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Consuelo Kanaga: Catch the Spirit covers six decades of work by this fundamental artist in the history of modern photography, “ahead of her time”, as her friend the photographer Dorothea Lange evoked, and whose work is still amazingly little known.

An unconventional personality, deeply committed to social justice, Kanaga (1894-1978) managed to become a professional photojournalist as early as the 1910s. She was also one of the few women to maintain a close relationship with American avant-garde circles, both in San Francisco, with the f.64 Group, and in New York, with the Photo League. In these contexts, her friendship and professional support opened the way for other important women photographers of those years, such as, among others, Imogen Cunningham and Dorothea Lange. However, gender inequalities and social conventions limited her ability to devote herself fully to artistic work.

The exhibition organized around the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, which preserves his archive, features nearly 180 photographs (mostly vintage prints) and a variety of documentary material. While tracing and contextualizing Kanaga’s work and presenting some of his iconic images, it also focuses on the role of photography in the representation of the African-American world.

Curator: Drew Sawyer

Exhibition organised by the Brooklyn Museum in New York in collaboration with Fundación MAPFRE and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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PLUS Ticket

  • TICKET and AUDIO GUIDE for Consuelo Kanaga. Catch the Spirit and David Goldblatt. No ulterior motive. The audio guide is accessible online, from your Smartphone, without downloads or installations. An audio device can also be requested in the room (if available).
  • Prices: PLUS General Admission: €9. PLUS Reduced Admission: €7.
  • Does not incluye headphones. You can add them (€1) during the online purchase or at the ticket office. For sustainability reasons we recommend you to bring your own headphones.

Individual Ticket

  • Allows to visit Consuelo Kanaga. Catch the Spirit and David Goldblatt. No ulterior motive.
  • General admission: €5.
  • Reduced admission: €3 (Beneficiaries of reduced admission).
  • Free Access (0€): Mondays (except holidays) from 2 pm to 8 pm.

The beneficiaries of free admission must obtain their ticket at the ticket office in the room.

(In the case of free access due to disability / reduced mobility, you can request a ticket reservation in advance by e-mail: cultura@fundacionmapfre.org).

Commented Tour

  • Cultural mediation is one of the most dynamic and effective instruments used by Museums to provide their visitors a better understanding of exhibitions.
  • In a brief explanation (15-20 min. approx.), our mediation team shares with interested visitors concepts and information to go in depth in the evaluation and enjoyment of the exhibited works. Explanations in Spanish.
  • Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays: 5-8 pm | Fridays and Saturdays: 12-2 pm and 5-8 pm. | Sundays and Hollidays: 12-2 pm.
  • The commented tour is not offered in august.
  • No additional cost upon ticket. Information at reception desk.

MAPFRE Clients

  • MAPFRE offers to its policyholders 2 free tickets (4 if Platinum Client) to visit Consuelo Kanaga. Catch the Spirit and David Goldblatt. No ulterior motive on the date they choose.
  • To obtain courtesy tickets of MAPFRE, access the online ticket office and follow the purchase process. Before payment, the program will request your ID and will automatically activate the free tickets that correspond to you.
  • You can also get them at the ticket office in the room, presenting your ID.
  • Invitations must be used in a single visit.
  • Any question you have, please check these simple instructions.

Collaborating Entities

  • If you belong to any of the entities that collaborate with Fundación MAPFRE, you must obtain your reduced ticket (€ 1) at the ticket office in the room.

Audioguides

  • If you have already purchased a individual ticket and want to add the audio guide, you can purchase it here. Price: 4 €
  • The audio guide is accessible online, from your Smartphone, without downloads or installations. An audio device can also be requested in the room (if available).
  • Does not incluye headphones. You can add them (€1) during the online purchase or at the ticket office. For sustainability reasons we recommend you to bring your own headphones.

Groups

Group Visit

  • It’s mandatory for the Group Visit to have a guide or person in charge. To request a guide from the Foundation, ask please for information and rates to: cultura@fundacionmafpre.org
  • The group must be made up of a minimum of 6 pax. a maximum of 11 pax.
  • The use of an radio-guiding system is mandatory for the visit. If the group does not have its own, you must add it (€1/pax) during the online purchase process.
  • Schedule: From Tuesdays to Fridays: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm.
  • Maximum duration of the visit: 60 min.
  • The formalization of the booking implies the acceptance of the Rules for the visit, especially those indicated for “Group Tour”.

€3/pax.

Schools

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Families

Educational activities for families are developed entirely in Spanish. If you are interested please consult section Colegios y Familias.

Important:

  • Tickets changes or returns are not allowed except for justified force majeure.
  • The purchase of tickets presupposes the acceptance of the Rules for the visit. We recommend reading it before entering the room.
  • Fundación MAPFRE is not responsible for the rates, schedules and other information applied on the websites of other entities where tickets for their exhibitions can be purchased.
  • If the online ticket purchasing process is cancelled, suspended or cut off, please contact our support telephone numbers: +34 915 816 100 (attention exclusively during the opening hours of the exhibition hall).
  • Other rates for groups (44 KB)

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