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City Portrait: Vitoria-Gasteiz

The Basque capital of Vitoria-Gasteiz is often overshadowed by the other more prominent Basque cities, but don’t let this turn you away. This city of a quarter of a million people has a lot to offer, like the best preserved medieval center of all the Basque cities, impressive renaissance architecture, leafy tree-lined streets and boulevards, […]

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New in Madrid: the Norman Foster Foundation

As of June in Madrid, there will soon be yet another cultural attraction. To an offering that includes the famous Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, as well as a wide array of lesser-known centers for contemporary culture, collaborative creativity, and public art, we can add the Norman Foster Foundation. It’s an intriguing place that aims to […]

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The Guggenheim Bilbao: 20 years of contemporary art

The Guggenheim Bilbao: 20 years of contemporary art Since its opening on the 19th of October 1997, the Guggenheim Museum has represented cultural life of Bilbao. Today, after 20 years of world-class contemporary art, the Guggenheim has helped put Bilbao on the map as one of Europe’s most vanguard art destinations. In honor of its […]

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Madrid: A Picasso / Lautrec exhibition at the Thyssen Museum

This fall 2017, visitors to Madrid will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see great works by two of Europe’s most widely revered modern painters: Pablo Picasso and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The Picasso / Lautrec exhibition highlights and analyses the close relationship between the works of the two artists. The Paris connection Around the same time […]

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The year of Murillo: Seville honors a great painter

Seville will pay homage to one of its great artists, Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1617-1682), with the project “Murillo and Seville. 400 years since the birth of a painter”. The project goes well beyond an exhibition of the Baroque painter’s works, and Seville will offer diverse cultural and social activities centered on Murillo, his art, and […]

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Flamenco: A true Spanish art

Together with tapas and sunshine, flamenco is considered to be quintessentially Spanish. While flamenco is more specifically from southern Spain, its passionate music and dance are enjoyed in all parts of the country and offer a unique and unforgettable way to experience Spanish culture. It’s no wonder that UNESCO includes flamenco as part of the […]

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