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The power of museums
" is the motto with which the International Day of these temples of knowledge, art, science and knowledge is celebrated this year.
was the date chosen by the
International Council of Museums
in 1977 to highlight its role in the development and evolution of society.
More than 37,000 museums from
join the initiative, an event that includes those in Madrid, where some of the most important museums in the world are located. For its part, the Night of the Museums is celebrated on the first Saturday following to that date, May
, also with a multitude of activities.
Prado National Museum
The statue of Goya at the entrance of the Museo Del Prado.ANTONIO HEREDIA
The art gallery offers
throughout this day to both the temporary exhibitions and the permanent collection.
Added to this is the
initiative , a project where the visitor accesses new experiences through the simultaneous enjoyment of the visual arts.
Cristina Sanz Hernán
performs a musical program that can be heard in room 49 of the Villanueva building at 12:00, 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
The Prado also joins the
Night of the Museums
on May 21, with the opening of the
, a large architectural space that forms the backbone of the Villanueva building, and the recently inaugurated
, a space dedicated to expanding the visibility of the sculpture and decorative arts collections, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum
The great Spanish museum dedicated to 20th-century and contemporary art will have 17 uninterrupted hours (from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.) of live music in collaboration with Radio 3. The plaza of the Nouvel building hosts 48 performances , a whole marathon with guests of the caliber of
Viva Sweden, Derby Motoreta's Burrito Kachimba, Putochinomaricón, Miguel Poveda, Soleá Morente, Califato, Los Secretos, Rocío Márquez & Bronquio, Second
La La Love You
In addition, from 9:00 p.m. to midnight, in the garden of the Sabatini building, an electronic music session is held by the main Radio 3 DJs.
Thyssen Bornemisza National Museum
Exhibition 'American Art in the Thyssen Collection'.EM
The museum offers an open day in which both the permanent collections and Carmen Thyssen can be visited free of charge, as well as the temporary exhibitions:
The Art of Trompe l'oeil
, Ragnar Kjartansson's
American Art in the Thyssen Collection
In addition, the museum proposes an intense day full of activities: between 12 noon and 2:00 p.m., restorers, curators and educators from the Museum bring the public closer to the works from different points of view.
At 5:00 p.m., professional guides offer three
in Spanish and
Alba Campo Rosillo
, curator of
American Art at the Thyssen Collection
, start one in English through the rooms of this exhibition.
For this activity, it is necessary to book in advance through the museum's website.
As a finishing touch to the celebration, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., a conversation takes place on the Terraces of the Museum around the motto of the day.
Finally, the celebration extends outside the walls of the museum and continues at night in the garden of the Hotel Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá, where the
piece , created by the artist
, is presented .
Lope de Vega House Museum
Of Gods and Saints
offers a fictitious meeting in the garden of the house of the
Fénix de los Ingenios
between the goddess Cibeles and San Isidro, which can also be enjoyed on Saturday.
In addition, it is possible to visit the exhibition
Lope 1622. Four Spaniards and a Saint
, which commemorates the
fourth centenary of the canonization of the patron saint of the capital
, and which deals with the literary and devotional relations of Lope de Vega with the four Spanish saints canonized in 1622 .
Anthropology National Museum
'From El Jable'.
Photography by Carlos de Hita for the immersive exhibition of the National Museum of Anthropology. CARLOS DE HITA
The museum remains open until 11:00 p.m., with free admission and a concert by
, author of the celebrated song dedicated to the institution that has accompanied it since the beginning of the year.
Together with his entire band,
, he puts on some live music starting at 8:00 p.m.
For the Night of the Museums, the immersive sound installation created by
Carlos de Hita
El rugido del volcano will be inaugurated.
Face to face with the eruption of Cumbre Vieja, La Palma.
In the context of the temporary exhibition
The Smoking Mirror
, a circle of loudspeakers will reproduce the voices -and the magnitudes- of
the Cumbre Vieja volcano
that for four months changed the landscape of the island of La Palma.
There will be passes at 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
National Archaeological Museum
offers the opportunity to reflect on these processes of modification of the landscape and the environment in the past with the guided tour
(at 12:00, 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.) while the
Museum of Romanticism
allows visitors a free tour of its collections by the Cultural Mediation team.
Royal Palace of Madrid
You can visit the Royal Armory and the Royal Kitchen for free.
For this second space, the number of guided tours has doubled, with passes every 30 minutes.
The rest of the historic complex remains closed to the public by an official act.
In the monasteries of the Encarnación and the Descalzas Reales (Madrid), admission is free for the guided tour.
Royal Palace of Aranjuez
Museum of Royal Barges
is open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the
Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso
from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with free admission.
San Isidro Museum
celebrates May 18 with music.
Starting at 7:00 p.m., the concert
A la dulce risa del alba
takes place , in which Ensamble la Danserye performs courtly music from the time of
And for the Night of the Museums, it will extend its visiting hours until midnight.
For its part, the
will open its chapel in an extraordinary way during the Night of the Museums, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
For its part, the
Museum of Contemporary Art
will dedicate Saturday night to an experimental children's workshop in which children will be able to visit the reconstruction of the office of the avant-garde writer
Ramón Gómez de la Serna
, made from the original objects from his home in Buenos Aires.
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