Carmona hosts the exhibition ‘El Prado en las Calles’

Carmona hosts the exhibition ‘El Prado en las Calles’

  • Fundación Iberdrola España brings this traveling exhibition to the heart of the town, continuing its fifth tour of Spain
  • The experience allows visitors to admire 50 of the most emblematic works of the art gallery in the open air through full-scale photographic reproductions

Fundación Iberdrola España brings to the Sevillian municipality of Carmona the exhibition “El Prado en las Calles”, which has already traveled to 4 Andalusian towns. The exhibition is located in the emblematic space of Alameda Alfonso XIII, where it can be visited until June 4. 

The project, developed with the Museo Nacional del Prado, aims to raise awareness of the collections and historical heritage attached to the center through various educational programs and cultural outreach activities. Thanks to the collaboration agreement signed with the City Council of Carmona on March 24, the exhibition now comes to the city as a complement to its extraordinary architectural heritage.

Juan Manuel Ávila Gutierrez, Mayor of Carmona; Andrés Úbeda, Deputy Director of the Prado Museum; and Fernando García, President of Fundación Iberdrola España, visited the exhibition this morning on its first day of exhibition.

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 at the hands of the great masters of painting. Its 50 works present the Spanish, Italian, Flemish, French, German, and Dutch schools, from the twelfth century to the early twentieth century.

The exhibition ‘El Prado en las Calles’ has been a great success in the tour it has made through different Spanish towns. Since this traveling exhibition began in 2019 on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Prado Museum, a large number of municipalities throughout Spain have requested to host it in their most emblematic squares and promenades. 

In its tour of Andalusia, the exhibition has passed through Úbeda, Fuengirola, Arcos de la Frontera, and Lepe.

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 wealth 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. In addition, it has joined the Extraordinary Program for the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Prado Museum and, specifically, the deployment of this traveling exhibition in Spain.

Since 2011, Fundación Iberdrola 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 reference museums for the conservation of their pictorial and artistic heritage; and the Lighting Program, which contemplates the design, execution, and financing of artistic lighting projects in unique buildings and monuments.