Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting
in the Pérez-Simón Collection
From 25 June to 12 October 2014 (extended closing date)
Carmen in Spanish collections
From 7 October until 9 November 2014
Special Collaborative Exhibition. Free entry
On 10 September this year Sissy Spruance, Andrew Wyeth’s model for his painting My young Friend (1970) in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Permanent Collection, visited the Museum. She agreed to be interviewed, which gave us the first opportunity to hear the story from the other side of the painting. Sissy recounted how she and the artist met and became friends and what posing for her portrait involved. Thanks to this unique opportunity we now know more about the relationship between a painter and his model, which is always an enigmatic one.