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National Museum of the Prado, Madrid

The building that today houses the Museo Nacional del Prado was designed by architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785. It was constructed to house the Natural History Cabinet, by orders of King Charles III. However, the building's final purpose - as the new Royal Museum of Paintings and Sculptures - was the decision of the monarch's grandson, King Ferdinand VII, encouraged by his wife Queen Maria Isabel de Braganza.The Royal Museum, soon quickly renamed the National Museum of Paintings and Sculptures and subsequently the Museo Nacional del Prado.

The Museo del Prado opened to the public on 19 November 1819 as a Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture. In 2019, we celebrate our Bicentenary a commemoration that will reveal the path covered since 1819 until today. On this special occasion, we wish to reflect on the future and the forthcoming challenges for this and the other great Museums of ancient painting: the need to attract social groups that traditionally are not attracted by the collections, to encourage gender and minority research studies or the challenges caused by overcrowding. Furthermore, for the following years the finalization of the Prado Campus is expected, adding the last building, the Hall of Realms, the old Buen Retiro Palace, an incorporation that will imply a rethinking of the current display of the collections. The activity plan for the bicentenary reinforces the usual programme of the Museo del Prado, insisting on the above mentioned aspects.

Source: museodelprado.es

Exhibitions
Museum's collection
Juan Gris. Portrait Of Josette
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Juan Gris
1916, 116×73 cm
Diego Maria Rivera. The veneration of the Holy mother and baby Jesus
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Diego Maria Rivera
1913, 150×120 cm
Joaquín Sorolla. Boys on the beach
27
Joaquín Sorolla
1909, 118×185 cm
Joaquín Sorolla. Actress Maria Guerrero in "Fool"
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Joaquín Sorolla
1906, 131×120.5 cm
Joaquín Sorolla. Dr. Francisco rodríguez de Sandoval
0
Joaquín Sorolla
1906, 104.5×104.5 cm
Joaquín Sorolla. The painter Antonio Gomar and Gomar
0
Joaquín Sorolla
1906, 59×100 cm
Joaquín Sorolla. Portrait of don Aureliano de Beruete
0
Joaquín Sorolla
1902, 115.5×110.5 cm
Joaquín Sorolla. Aureliano de Beruete-and-Moret, son
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Joaquín Sorolla
1902, 140×82 cm
Joaquín Sorolla. Maria Teresa Moret
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Joaquín Sorolla
1901, 111×88 cm
Joaquín Sorolla. Little Mary Figueroa at the suit of "Menin"
0
Joaquín Sorolla
1901, 151.5×121 cm
Giovanni Francesco Guercino. Susanna and the elders
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Giovanni Francesco Guercino
XX century, 207×175 cm
Borrel Felix Vidal. Landscape with the Escorial
2
Borrel Felix Vidal
1901, 150×94 cm
Joaquín Sorolla. And they say that fish is expensive!
10
Joaquín Sorolla
1894, 151.5×204 cm
Joaquín Sorolla. Holy in prayer
2
Joaquín Sorolla
1888, 78×61 cm
Anders Zorn. Cristina Morphy
1
Anders Zorn
1884, 68×45 cm
Antonio Munoz DeGraine. Before the wedding
2
Antonio Munoz DeGraine
1882, 93×119 cm
Rose Bonhur. El CID
1
Rose Bonhur
1879, 95×76 cm
Mariano Fortuni-i-Carbo. The Garden of the Fortuny Residence
4
Mariano Fortuni-i-Carbo
1877, 40×28 cm
Mariano Fortuni-i-Carbo. Children of the artist in Japanese living room
0
Mariano Fortuni-i-Carbo
1874, 44×93 cm
Mariano Fortuni-i-Carbo. Portici
0
Mariano Fortuni-i-Carbo
1874, 32×46 cm
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