The project for the extension of the Prado Museum must be understood as new chapter of its already long life. A chapter that considers the impact upon the Museum of the occupation of a new site containing the Jerónimos Cloister, the perimeter surroun
El edificio de Villanueva debía recuperarse para poder dedicarse casi exclusivamente a las colecciones, mientras que en la cuña entre su espalda y la calle Ruiz de Alarcón y en el claustro de la iglesia de los Jerónimos había que acomodar nuevos espa
One of Spain’s most important art historians passed away on 22 May at 94 years of age. Born in A Coruña, Antonio Bonet Correa conducted research on themes like Baroque feasts, Latin American art, and Spanish architectural treatises, practiced as a cr
On view through 7 July at the Prado Museum is a rare exhibition on Alberto Giacometti. Rare because the Prado does not usually host modern art, and because the 20 pieces (18 sculptures and 2 oil paintings) are not set up in the rooms meant for tempor
The Chinese are masters of watercolor and discovered gunpowder. Cai Guo-Qiang has gone farther: he paints with gunpowder. Some months ago the Prado Museum invited the artist to carry out in the Hall of Realms a series of pyrotechnical works through a
In 1996 our sister magazine AV devoted an issue to the Prado Museum extension competition, to which almost 500 international teams concurred, and that was disappointingly settled without a winner. The issue featured the ten shortlisted proposals, twe
The Prado Museum’s appropriation of the Hall of Realms is the next chapter of a story that goes from the Natural History Museum by Juan de Villanueva to the current campus.
Making the symbolic Hall of Realms part of the Prado Museum will not only give the institution more exhibition galleries, but also create new urban and civic spaces fot the city as a whole.
With the closing this last June of the major but brief exhibition at the Santa Cruz Museum in Toledo, the year of El Greco seemed to languish. This was just a momentary mirage, however, for now the Prado Museum has inaugurated a no less important ret
Desventrada por las tuneladoras y convertida en una interminable barricada de vallas de obra, Madrid es una pesadilla con promesa de final feliz en forma de grandes dosis de urbanidad bucólica. Y como dice la canción, vendrá un tiempo en el cual pasa