- The exhibition will tour the nine provinces of the region with the aim of promoting the knowledge and cultural identity of the country’s historical heritage.
- The agreement signed this morning in a ceremony presided over by the Minister of Culture of the Junta de Castilla y León, Javier Ortega, the president of the Iberdrola Foundation Spain, Fernando García, and the general coordinator of Education of the Museo Nacional del Prado, Ana Moreno, will bring the most significant works of the Permanent Collection of the Museo del Prado to the people of Castilla y León.
Castilla y León will host the exhibition ‘The Prado Museum in the streets’, organized by the Museo Nacional del Prado and Fundación Iberdrola España, with the collaboration of the Junta de Castilla y León. The exhibition will tour the nine provinces of the region with the aim of making known the collections and historical heritage attached to the Prado Museum through various educational programs and cultural outreach activities.
The agreement that will articulate this initiative was signed this morning in a ceremony presided over by the Minister of Culture of the Junta de Castilla y León, Javier Ortega, the president of the Iberdrola Foundation Spain, Fernando García, and the general coordinator of Education of the Museo Nacional del Prado, Ana Moreno, and will bring the people of Castilla y León closer to 50 of the most important works of the Permanent Collection of the Museum through life-size photographic reproductions.
The exhibition recreates the experience of visiting the museum by contemplating the paintings in their real dimensions, living an experience similar to that of standing in front of a real work of art.
A journey through the history of Western art
This great open-air exhibition, which will open at the end of April and will be curated by Fernando Pérez Suescun, head of Didactic Contents at the Prado Museum, will allow visitors to take a tour of the different schools that make up the artistic panorama of the Prado’s permanent collection and learn about the history of Spain, Europe and Western art in general from 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 reproductions are shown on a 1:1 scale, so that, due to the dimensions of the exhibition supports, only a magnificent and grandiose detail of the work can be shown of some of the large paintings, which can be seen in full on the explanatory poster.
After the great success of the exhibition during the celebration of the Museum’s Bicentennial, The Prado in the Streets began its journey in Castile-La Mancha on July 13 in Sigüenza and over the course of ten months it has toured eight cities in Castilla-La Mancha: Sigüenza, Puertollano, Tomelloso, Ciudad Real, Toledo, Guadalajara, Talavera de la Reina and Cuenca.
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 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. 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.