Badajoz hosts ‘El Museo del Prado en las Calles’, which will travel around Extremadura
- The exhibition, promoted by the Fundación Iberdrola España, will travel to six locations in the region.
- The exhibition will bring 50 of the most important works from the Prado’s permanent collection to the public of Badajoz with photographic reproductions.
Badajoz hosts the exhibition ‘El Museo del Prado en las Calles’, promoted by Fundación Iberdrola España and the Prado Museum. The exhibition has the collaboration of the Junta de Extremadura and the City Council of the town. Its images will tour six cities in the region to raise awareness of the Prado’s collections and historical heritage through various educational programs and cultural outreach activities.
The exhibition reproduces 50 paintings in their real dimensions trying to offer the viewer an experience similar to being in the presence of the real work and can be visited between April 22 and May 22 in the Avenida de Colón.
The exhibition was inaugurated this morning by the Secretary General of Culture of the Junta de Extremadura, Miriam García; the president of the Fundación Iberdrola España, Fernando García; the director of the Fundación Iberdrola España, Ramón Castresana; the mayor of Badajoz, Ignacio Gragera; the director of the Fundación Extremeña de la Cultura, Cristina Reyes and the deputy director of Conservation and Research of the Museo Nacional del Prado, Andrés Úbeda.
A journey through the history of Western art
This great open-air exhibition, which will be curated by Fernando Pérez Suescun, head of Didactic Contents of the Prado Museum, will allow the spectator to learn about the history of Spain, Europe, and Western art through the great masters of painting. The Spanish, Italian, Flemish, 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 exhibition ‘El Prado en las Calles’ has been a great success in the tour it has made until February 21 through Castilla y León. In practically one year, thousands of visitors have been able to enjoy some of the wonders of the Prado, reinforcing culture through daily visits and always respecting the anti-COVID19 safety regulations in force.
‘El Prado en las Calles’ will travel throughout this year to six locations in Extremadura, in addition to Badajoz. It will visit Cáceres, Don Benito, Plasencia, Trujillo and Zafra.
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 riches 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.