The Prado Museum and The Frick Collection have reached an agreement that nine works of the North American collection are shown in Madrid this spring, from this Tuesday, March 7, and for four months, until July 2. It can be seen only a few days after the museum has decided Open at night on the first Saturday of each month.
There will be nine emblematic works that will make this unique trip to Spain with the sponsorship of the Community of Madrid. Specifically, it is about ‘An official’, ‘The forge’, ‘Don Pedro, Duke of Osuna’by Goya; ‘St. Jerome’, ‘The Cleansing of the Temple’ and ‘Vincenzo Anastagi’by El Greco; ‘self portrait’of Murillo, and ‘Philip IV of Spain’by Velazquez.
Most of these paintings were purchased by industrialist, philanthropist, and museum founder Henry Clay Frick, whose collection is now considered one of New York’s greatest cultural treasures. The State has insured 434 million euros the nine works for exhibition.
The exhibition comes just a few days after the institution has decided to open its doors at night on the first Saturday of each month, from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
The Frick mansion, where these works are normally housedis currently undergoing an architectural renovation, and the museum now exhibits its collection at the Frick Madison.
Spanish works from the Frick Collection at the Museo del Prado
These circumstances have motivated the special temporary loan agreement of works to Prado National Museum. Except for two paintings, these pieces have not been seen in Spain since they left the countrydoes a centuryas the promoters of the agreement remember.
The exposure comes just a few days after the institution has decided open its doors at night on the first Saturday of each monthat a time of from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.to immerse yourself in different exhibition spaces.
Works that will be seen in the Prado