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Letter from Spain: Arco exhibition centre is now a coronavirus hospital

The 'panorama is desolate' for the country's culture sector, says Manuel Fernández-Braso, president of the association of Madrid art galleries

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Covid-19

Coronavirus in Spain: Madrid museums including Prado shut but Guggenheim Bilbao remains open

There are currently more than 2,770 coronavirus cases reported in Spain with 64 deaths

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Exhibitions

Prado show lifts the lid on the cases built to protect a French prince's treasures

The Madrid exhibition will feature 101 cases made from materials such as carved wood and velvet

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Madrid

Collector Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza invests in Madrid after leaving Vienna

Austrian patron donates work to Reina Sofia and commissions new piece by Ragnar Kjartansson to be shown at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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Collectors

Collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo drops plans for new Madrid space in former slaughterhouse

Italian patron is looking for an alternative site in the Spanish capital after encountering "structural problems" with Matadero's Nave 9 building

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Art fairs

Arco Madrid reforms selection process following criticism of lack of transparency

The 39th edition, opening tomorrow, has exhibitors from across Latin America, including Peru, Cuba, Chile and Colombia

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Exhibitions

Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana show at the Prado is as much about biography as it is about the art

The Madrid exhibition compares the two artists who were successful in their time but whose reputations later waned

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Museums

Meadows Museum in Dallas teams up with local and Madrid opera companies

Opera sets will evoke the museum’s collection, and soloists will perform at the museum

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Spanish politics

Spain begins exhumation of General Franco's remains from civil war memorial

Country's ruling Socialist party has argued that far-right supporters attracted by the former dictator's tomb distract from the monument's real purpose

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Exhibitions

Pioneering Renaissance artists Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana are united for Prado show

Exhibition in Madrid will include more than 60 works by the two painters and will “break the idea of small works being clichés of female artists”

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In the frame

Tomorrow’s world: Young Collector Award at JustMad fair encourages budding buyers

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Exhibitions

Madrid's small but perfectly formed Bartolomé Bermejo show is 'art history at its best'

Museo del Prado’s show on the 15th-century Spanish painter is elegant, intellectually incisive and rich in both news and rarely seen art

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Museo del Prado

Prado at 200: director Miguel Falomir on the museum's reinvention and the death of the blockbuster

Released from the shackles of state control in 2003, the Madrid institution has reason to celebrate its bicentenary

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Exhibitions

Surrealist Dorothea Tanning finally gets long-merited major survey

Show of artist whose work “undermines old idea of Surrealism being about the objectification of women” opens in Madrid before travelling to London

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Conservation & Preservation

Death triumphs: Museo del Prado completes challenging two-year-long Bruegel restoration

Newly conserved danse macabre work travels to Vienna for major exhibition marking 450 years since the artist's death

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Miami collection of Ella Fontanals-Cisneros bound for Madrid

The Wynwood space will close this year, with some works donated to the Spanish government

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Exhibitions

Prodigious, prolific, phenomenal: Raphael’s last 17 years in Rome on show at the Louvre

The Prado and the Louvre collaborate for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition

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Leonardo da Vinci

Earliest copy of Mona Lisa found in Prado

Experts say the painting was completed at the same time as Leonardo’s original

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Rubell Collection

Rubells loan works to Fundación Banco Santander

"American Exuberance" is on view in Madrid 9 February to 27 May

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Madrid

In Madrid,“Goya: images of women” shows current academic preoccupations while in Washington it will be more conventional

Double duty Goya: the travelling show adapts to its contexts

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Art fairs

Private collectors active at Arco but museums too quiet

We look at the talking points and early sales

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New galleries

Lady Foster opens gallery and bookshop in Madrid

A former garage becomes an art space, as the Ivory Press publisher inaugurates building designed by her husband

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Herzog

First Tate Modern, now Herzog & de Meuron convert power station in Madrid

Spain's La Caixa follows in Tate's footsteps

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Arco

ARCO, Madrid: Big crowds, but few buyers

A Frida Kahlo—not for sale—pulled in 180,000 viewers

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Museums

Official recognition for Prado director sacked for signing petition against 1991 war in Iraq

"I served with all my might", said Alfonso Perez Sanchez

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Art market

Doubts cast on authorship of Goya’s “Black paintings”

University of Madrid discovery

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Exhibitions

Warhol-Basquiat-Clemente collaborations come to Madrid

Centro de Arte Reina Sofía plays host to three big names on one canvas

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Museums

MoMA teams up with Reina Sofia for research and conservation

The two institutions already have a strong bond due to many shared exhibitions, and this partnership is set to expand

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Art fairs

Optimism at ARCO as huge turnout is matched by satisfying sales

However, there is still a marked lack of Spanish collectors

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Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

Madrid's Thyssen Bornemisza Museum appeals to the ladies, visitor figures find

Dutch Landscape exhibition proves popular

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Art fairs

A whiff of optimism for Madrid's ARCO with international outlook built on homegrown foundations

Twelve American dealers and seventeen private collectors invited

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Salvador Dalí

Final decision on carve up of Dalí estate in Spain

Attempts to control spread of fakes with thousands seized in New York

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Museums & Heritage

Museum boom planned for Spanish capital

Vast collections emerge: archaeology, ethnographic and waxworks.

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Exhibitions

Daimler-Benz sponsors Warhol car crashes in Madrid

The series known as “Cars” opens the season at the Juan March Foundation