- The exhibition, promoted by Fundación Iberdrola España, will travel to four locations in the Andalusian region
- It will bring 50 of the most relevant works of Prado’s permanent collection to the public of Úbeda with photographic reproductions
Úbeda hosts the exhibition ‘El Prado en las Calles’, organized by the Museo Nacional del Prado and Fundación Iberdrola España, in collaboration with the town council of Úbeda. The exhibition has traveled to some thirty cities, touring the lands of Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, and Castile and Leon, among others, to publicize the collections and historical heritage attached to the Museo Nacional del Prado through various educational programs and cultural outreach activities, for which there is an explanatory brochure as a catalog of the exhibition.
The exhibition virtually recreates the experience of visiting the museum by allowing visitors to contemplate the paintings in their real dimensions, living an experience similar to that of standing in front of a real work of art. It will bring to the public 50 of the most important works of the Museum’s permanent collection through 1:1 scale photographic reproductions and can be visited in the Plaza Vázquez de Molina from December 16 to January 22, 2023.
The exhibition was inaugurated this morning by Antonia Olivares, mayor of Úbeda; Ana Moreno, general education coordinator of the Prado Museum and Ramón Castresana, director of the Fundación Iberdrola España.
In addition to Úbeda, the exhibition will travel in the coming months to Fuengirola, Arcos de la Frontera, and Lepe.
A journey through the history of Western art
This great open-air exhibition will allow the spectator to learn about the history of Spain, Europe, and Western art through the great masters of painting. The Spanish, Italian, Flemish, French, German, and Dutch schools will be present through their protagonists from the twelfth century to the early twentieth century.
The exhibition also has posters and bilingual information panels for each of the works that provide information about the history of the Museum and its collections.
The exhibition ‘El Prado en las Calles’ has been a great success during its tour through Extremadura until October 16th. In practically one year, thousands of visitors have been able to enjoy some of the wonders of the Prado, reinforcing culture through daily visits.
Fundación Iberdrola España, Protector Member of the Prado Museum
Fundación Iberdrola España develops one of its main lines of activity around the care and maintenance of the cultural and artistic riches of our country.
It has been collaborating with the Prado Museum since 2010 by supporting the conservation and restoration programs of the art gallery, as well as in the development of 4 annual scholarships for young restorers. It also wished to join the Extraordinary Program for the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Museo del Prado and, specifically, the deployment of this traveling exhibition in Spain.
Since 2011, Fundación Iberdrola España has allocated a total of 13 million euros to the area of Art and Culture, which focuses its resources mainly on the Restorations Program, which supports the restoration workshops of leading museums for the conservation of their pictorial and artistic heritage; and the Illuminations Program, which includes the design, execution, and financing of artistic lighting projects in unique buildings and monuments.