Almería hosts the exhibition ‘El Museo del Prado en las Calles’

Almería hosts the exhibition ‘El Museo del Prado en las Calles’

  • Promoted by the Fundación Iberdrola España, it offers the most relevant works of the national museum to the public of Almeria
  • The exhibition continues the tour that began in 2020 by different territories in Spain and will travel through the eight Andalusian cities in this new itinerancy

Fundación Iberdrola España brings to Jaén the exhibition “El Prado en las Calles”, which will be located on Avenida Federico García Lorca, where it can be visited until March 31.

María del Mar Vázquez, mayor of Almería; Eloísa Cabrera, second deputy mayor of the Almería city council; Joaquín Pérez, councilor for tourism, communications and promotion of Almería; Diego Cruz, councilor for culture, traditions and festivals; Francisco Alonso, territorial delegate of educational development, vocational training, university, research and innovation in Almería; Ana Moreno, General Coordinator of Education at the Prado Museum; and Fernando García, president of the Fundación Iberdrola España, visited the exhibition this morning on its first day.

In addition, the Ministry of Educational Development and Vocational Training of Andalusia and Fundación Iberdrola España are collaborating in the inclusion of the exhibition as an educational resource of the Program for Educational Innovation “Living and Feeling the Heritage”, which aims to promote knowledge and understanding of the historical, artistic, ethnographic, scientific and technical values of cultural assets.

This exhibition will allow visitors to tour the different schools that make up the permanent collection of El Prado and learn about the history of Spain, Europe, and Western art through the great masters of painting. The 50 works include Spanish, Italian, Flemish, French, French, German, and Dutch schools, from the 12th century to the early 20th century.

The exhibition, which began in Seville last September, has resumed its itinerancy through Andalusia and will travel to the cities of Cadiz, and Huelva in the coming months, in addition to Cordoba, Granada, Jaen and Almería.  Curated by Ana Moreno Rebordinos, General Education Coordinator of the Prado Museum, this large outdoor exhibition offers full-scale reproductions of the permanent collection.

Since it began its run in Spain in 2020, ‘El Prado en las Calles’ has accumulated a large number of visitors at its various sites in Castilla La-Mancha, Castilla y León, and Extremadura.

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 Museo del Prado 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. In addition, in 2019 it joined the Extraordinary Program for the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Museo del Prado, and, following its success, the deployment of this traveling exhibition in Spain was carried out.

Since 2011, Fundación Iberdrola España has allocated a total of 13 million euros to the Art and Culture area, 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.