The summer is also a perfect period for visiting museums, and Madrid is one of the most important cities in this regard. The capital is home to some of the best museums in the country and in Europe, some of which are located in the renowned Triangle of Art.
The Triangle of Art of Madrid is a group of museums located in the area of Paseo del Prado. The three vertexes of this triangle are the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum.
Apart from the permanent exhibitions, all of them offer really interesting temporal exhibitions that will be open to the public this summer and that are worth a visit if you are travelling to Madrid.
This summer, the star exhibition of the Prado Museum will be the ‘Greco and the modern paintings’, which will be there from the 25th of June to the 5th of October. It is formed by a total of 25 Greco’s works and 70 modern works which reflect the influence this artist has had in the development of the painting of the XIXth and XXth centuries.
As for the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, it will be hosting two interesting showings. One of them is ‘Myths of pop’, which will be open to the public from the 10th of June to the 14th of September. The exhibition is formed by 70 works which show a renewed vision of this artistic trend with works by authors like Rauschenberg, Wesselman, Lichtenstein and Hockney.
The second exhibition of the Thyssen-Bornemisza is the ‘Alma-Tadema and the Victorian painting’, which will be open from the 25th of June to the 5th of October. This exhibition shows works by some emblematic artists of the English painting of the XIXth century, such as Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Edward Coley Burne-Jons, sir Frederic Leighton, Albert J.Moore or Dante Gabriel Rosetti.
The Reina Sofía Museum will offer three temporal exhibitions this summer. One of them is ‘Playgrounds. Reinventing the square’. This exhibition, which can be visited until the next 22nd of September, shows a selection of works from different periods which reflect the socialising, transgressor and political role that the game has in public spaces.
‘The time and the things. The studio house of Hanne Darbwen’ is another one of the exhibitions that the Reina Sofia will host until the 1st of September. It shows a collection of different objects, like the artist’s works she kept in the family house where she lived and worked.
Besides, apart from the museums, Madrid is always available for any activity you want to do.