22 March to 9 June 2013
Advance purchase is recommended
<exchanging gazes> 5: Interior Scenes. Women and Daily Life.
New Display of the Collections
From 26 February to 10 June 2013
From 18 May 2011
The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is once again taking part in International Museums Day on 18 May. Throughout the day, from 10am to 7pm, entry will be free to the Permanent Collection and the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection and to the exhibitions Jean-Léon Gêrome (during its last week on display) and Heroines, as well as to all the activities scheduled.
The Museum’s Department of Research and Further Studies has designed a comprehensive programme of activities entitled Museums and Memory. It has aimed to emphasise collective memory and the importance of inter-generational links in its preservation. One of the results of the programme is the documentary Flashback, made by residents at old peoples’ homes in the Madrid region with the collaboration of EducaThyssen, which will be presented in the Auditorium at 11am and 3pm. Another video looks at the history of the Palacio Villahermosa before it was a museum, with a commentary by a person who worked there in the 1970s.
The Museum’s garden will be the setting for the urban action Focusing the Gaze, led by socio-cultural animators from the Barrio de Bilbao Secondary School and the La Isla Socio-Cultural Association. Taking place at 12 noon and 4pm, it offers participants the chance to focus on and photograph all the elements to be seen in the garden as if they were works of art.
At 12.30pm and 4.30pm there will be a dance performance entitled Sheltered from Time in the Museum’s Central Hall, performed by the Megaló Teatro Móvil Company.
Finally, as in previous years, the day will be completed with short talks on the works in the galleries given by participants in EducaThyssen’s Public Network programme. Between 5pm and 7pm this group of volunteers will share their particular vision of their chosen paintings with all interested visitors. Selected works include Young Knight in a Landscape by Carpaccio, Giovanna Tornabuoni by Ghirlandaio, and etropolis by George Grosz.