Soria hosts the exhibition ‘El Museo del Prado en las calles’
- The exhibition, promoted by the Fundación Iberdrola España and the Museo Nacional del Prado, travels through the nine provinces of the region with the aim of promoting the knowledge and cultural identity of the country’s historical heritage.
- The Councilor for Culture, Festivities and Citizen Participation of the Soria’s town hall, Jesús Bárez; the President of the Fundación Iberdrola España, Fernando García; the Deputy Minister of Culture of the Junta de Castilla y León, Raúl Fernández Sobrino, and the Deputy Director of the Museo del Prado, Marina Chinchilla, inaugurated this morning the exhibition that will bring fifty of the most important works of the Museum’s Permanent Collection to the people of Soria through life-size photographic reproductions.
Soria hosts the exhibition El Prado en las calles, promoted by the Fundación Iberdrola España and the Museo Nacional del Prado, with the collaboration of the Junta de Castilla y León and the city’s town hall. This is the sixth location of this traveling exhibition, which started in Salamanca and made its last stops in Valladolid, León, Aguilar de Campoo, and Burgos, and is touring the nine provinces of the region with the aim of raising awareness of the collections and historical heritage attached to the Museo Nacional del Prado through various educational programs and cultural outreach activities.
The exhibition resembles a visit to the museum by showcasing the paintings in their full dimensions, which creates a similar experience to standing before a real art piece. It will be available from October 8th to November 8th at the Parque de la Dehesa -Paseo del Cardenal Pimentel-, one of the most emblematic spaces in the city.
This successful cultural initiative was inaugurated this morning by the Councilor of Culture, Festivities and Citizen Participation of Soria’s town hall, Jesús Bárez; the President of Fundación Iberdrola España, Fernando García; the Deputy Minister of Culture of the Junta de Castilla y León, Raúl Fernández Sobrino, and the Deputy Director of the Museo del Prado, Marina Chinchilla, and will bring Soria citizens closer to 50 of the most relevant works of the Museum’s Permanent Collection through life-size photographic reproductions.
A journey through the history of Western art
This great outdoor exhibition, curated by Fernando Pérez Suescun, head of Educational Content of the Museo del Prado, will allow visitors to take a tour of the different schools that make up the artistic panorama of the permanent collection of the Prado and learn about the history of Spain, Europe and Western art in general by the hand of the great masters of painting. The Spanish, Italian, Flemish, French, German, and Dutch schools will be present through their protagonists from the XII century to the early XX 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 stands, some of the larger paintings will be only shown in great detail through the explanatory poster.
After the great success of the exhibition during the celebration of the Museum’s Bicentennial, El Prado en las Calles toured the geography of Castilla-La Mancha until April 26th. In almost two years, thousands of visitors have been able to admire some of the wonders that the Museum treasures in faithful reproductions, reinforcing culture through daily visits and always respecting current anti-COVID19 safety standards.
El Prado en las calles began its journey through the Castilla y Leon region, specifically in Salamanca last April 30th, and, over ten months, will travel to other cities in Castilla y León, in addition to Salamanca, Valladolid, León, Aguilar de Campoo, and Burgos, its lastest stop, Soria, where it is presented today, Segovia, Ávila and Benavente will be able to enjoy the exhibition.
Fundación Iberdrola España, Supporting Member of the Museo del Prado
Fundación Iberdrola España develops one of its main lines of business around the care and upkeep of our country’s cultural and artistic riches.
In collaboration with the Museo del Prado since 2010 by supporting restoration and preservation programs of the collection as well as the creation of 4 annual scholarships for young restaurateurs. The Fundación has also joined the Programa Extraordinario for the Museo del Prado’s Bicentennial Commemoration, more specifically to its itinerary exhibition through Spain.
The Fundación Iberdrola España has allocated since 2011, a grand total of 13 million euros to the Art and Culture department, which mainly uses its resources in the Restoration Program, which supports restoration workshops of reference museums to preserve its pictorial and artistic heritage; and to the Lighting Program, which deals with the design, execution, and funding of artistic lighting projects for remarkable buildings and monuments.