Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions

Discover all the exhibitions to be held in coming months at our Madrid and Barcelona exhibition halls. Photography, painting, sculpture, drawing... come and surprise yourself, make plans.

You have an essential date with art over the coming months, don't miss anything!

Oregon, 1997 Oregon, 1997

Lee Friedlander
Oregon, 1997
© Lee Friedlander, courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Lee Friedlander

Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall (Madrid)

Curator: Carlos Gollonet (Chief Curator of Photography Fundación MAPFRE)


In 1963, Lee Friedlander (Aberdeen, Washington, 1934) had defined his photography as the American social landscape. This way he differentiated himself -together with other important artists of the time such as Garry Winogrand and Diane Arbus- from the documentary photographers of previous decades.

After the exhibitions New Documents, organized at the Museum of Modern Art and Toward a Social Landscape at the George Eastman House, the influence that both Walker Evans and Robert Frank had on the three became clear. However, it should not be forgotten that, despite Friedlander's definition of his own work, the new documentary makers were above all interested in knowing more about themselves and the visual facts of their environment than in the social problems that concerned their predecessors.

Tickets online from september 7th

Personnage et oiseaux [Character and Birds], 1969 Personnage et oiseaux [Character and Birds], 1969

Joan Miró
Personnage et oiseaux [Character and Birds], 1969
© Successió Miró 2016

Espacio Miró. Permanent Collection

Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall (Madrid)


Entering the artistic universe of Miró means discovering the embodiment of pure color, identifying the logic of symbols and evaluating the difficult harmony between the constant and the ethereal. The Catalan artist, who exerted a powerful influence on key American painters of the mid-20th century, was a creator, magician and genius of contemporary Art.

With this exhibition we seek to dig deeper into Miró's soul through 65 works which include some of the symbols most characteristic of his work: stars, suns, moons, birds and feminine forms. The elements of his works are strategically placed on the canvas and speak to the importance of meditation in art and the concept of controlled spontaneity. Furthermore, five of Calder's structures reveal the friendship and professional relationship between the two artists.

Tickets online from september 7th