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ARCO 2021 strengthens the beat of the city’s pulse

ARCO 2021 strengthens the beat of the city’s pulse

Madrid throws open the door to art and art collecting with ARCO 2021, an edition that this year is being held exceptionally between July 7 and 11. Some 130 galleries from 26 countries are coming to swell the city’s cultural offer. To mark the occasion and show our support for the week in which Contemporary Art is the main protagonist, Fundación MAPFRE is extending its exhibition opening hours until 10pm on Friday, July 9.

Claudia Andujar’s catalog at Les Rencontres d’Arles

Claudia Andujar’s catalog at Les Rencontres d’Arles

For more than five decades, Claudia Andujar has dedicated her life and her work to documenting and protecting the Yanomami people, one of the largest and most endangered indigenous communities in Brazil. The catalog we published on the occasion of the artist’s exhibition in Barcelona between February 26 and May 23, 2021, was shortlisted for the Best Historical Book award at the Rencontres d’Arlés photography festival in France.

A musical perspective of Bill Brandt

A musical perspective of Bill Brandt

As part of our ‘Digital Art’ project and to celebrate Music Day, we are offering a unique proposition that combines Bill Brandt’s photography with a song composed by electronic band Delaporte especially for the occasion.

Art transforms and improves us

Art transforms and improves us

Art leaves no-one indifferent; it helps us to rebuild, to escape, to rest, to enjoy, to step outside our reality before returning to it. On Museum Day we invite you to get in touch with your feelings.

Everything is in books

Everything is in books

Everything – past, present and future – can be found in books. Choose a book, open it, start reading, relive old feelings, and experience new emotions. We invite you to join us in the magic of reading, of opening up your imagination, of creating a reality! Happy World Book Day!

Paint Jawlensky

Paint Jawlensky

Jawlensky’s paintings also fascinate children. His vivid colors attract children’s eyes and the characters that inhabit his paintings provoke their curiosity. Encourage your kids and participate together in the Instagram contest #PintaJawlensky by interpreting and recreating the works of the Russian painter!

Venancio Blanco’s “charra” soul

Venancio Blanco’s “charra” soul

The exhibition Alma Charra, which has been inaugurated in Santo Domingo de la Cruz, Salamanca and can be visited until November 2021, brings us closer to the creative universe of the artist from Salamanca, Venancio Blanco.

A digital space where we can meet up again

A digital space where we can meet up again

Some of the activities that have been most badly affected by the pandemic are those associated with our exhibitions. To continue transmitting the value of art and culture, we have set up AproximArte, our new digital project of educational content.

Photography students meet Lee Friedlander

Photography students meet Lee Friedlander

Having the opportunity to visit an exhibition with its curator is a unique opportunity that four photography students from the TAI School were able to experience on December 3rd.

The best recognition is the recognition of the audience

The best recognition is the recognition of the audience

The objective of our exhibitions is to provoke sensations in the visitors, transport them to other realities. And, this time, we have succeeded. The Lee Friedlander exhibition has been chosen by the public as the best exhibition of PHotoESPAÑA 2020.

KBr opens its doors

KBr opens its doors

We inaugurated a new exhibition project in Barcelona: the KBr Fundación MAPFRE photography center, an initiative that reinforces our commitment of more than a decade to this artistic practice.

Our catalog of the Carlos Pérez Siquier exhibition, among the best

Our catalog of the Carlos Pérez Siquier exhibition, among the best

The catalog of the exhibition dedicated to Carlos Pérez Siquier has been selected as one of the best photography books of the year. Carefully edited, its 270 pages cover the social evolution of Spain in recent decades from the peculiar vision of the photographer from Almeria.

We want to see you. Sharing has its rewards

We want to see you. Sharing has its rewards

With the reopening of our Recoletos Exhibition Hall we have regained our smile. We like you to visit us, share art with you, see you enjoy our exhibitions. Participate in #VernosLaCara and win a free entry to the Rodin-Giacometti exhibition.

Our Recoletos Exhibition Hall is reopening its doors

Our Recoletos Exhibition Hall is reopening its doors

Visit an exhibition, experience again the pleasure of being in front of a work. From June 2 you can recover these sensations. We take care that your visit complies with the prevention measures against COVID-19. You just have to come and enjoy.

Art and culture for a new society

Art and culture for a new society

Together we know that our societies can recover. This is the idea behind this year’s Museum Week, held from 11th to 17th of May. We have joined this event because, now more than ever, we know that we need to connect on a global level.