El Prado en las Calles turns Lepe into a large open-air museum

El Prado en las Calles turns Lepe into a large open-air museum

  • The exhibition, promoted by the Fundación Iberdrola España, will be in the Plaza de España until April 30
  • Bringing the most significant works of the Prado’s permanent collection to the public with full-scale photographic reproduction

Lepe welcomes this spring the exhibition ‘El Museo del Prado en las Calles’, organized by the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Fundación Iberdrola España, in collaboration with the city council. The exhibition, which tours Andalusia, arrives today in the city to offer a sample of the history of Western art and our country by the hand of photographic reproductions of masterpieces by Goya, Velázquez, Rubens, Dürer, Rembrandt, Bosch, and Caravaggio, among others.

The Prado Museum in Lepe is conceived as a great display of images in the public square, in full view of everyone. For this purpose, 50 works have been carefully chosen from among the most representative of the Museum’s collections, reproduced on a scale of 1:1. The proposal also includes bilingual information panels for each of the works and QR codes that provide information about the history of the Museum and its collections.

This was reflected in the opening ceremony this morning in the Plaza de España in the city. The event was attended by Juan Manuel González, mayor of Lepe; Ana Moreno, general education coordinator of the Museo Nacional del Prado and Fernando García, president of the Fundación Iberdrola España.

‘El Prado en las Calles’ has been a great success in the tour that has made more than thirty cities in Spain, from Castilian-La Mancha, Extremadura, and Castilian and Leon lands, among others. During this time, thousands of visitors have been able to enjoy some of the wonders of the Prado from other locations.

In addition to Úbeda, Fuengirola, Arcos de la Frontera and now Lepe, the exhibition will make its next stop in Andalusia, Carmona. This exhibition, which has an explanatory brochure, can be visited in the Plaza de España until April 30.

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 collaborated with the Extraordinary Program for the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Museo del Prado, specifically with 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 mainly focuses its resources on the Restorations Program, which supports the restoration workshops of reference museums for the conservation of their pictorial and artistic heritage; and the Illuminations Program, which contemplates the design, execution, and financing of artistic lighting projects in unique buildings and monuments.