The Cultura en Vena Foundation is bringing the cultural and health sectors together at the Museo Thyssen with the aim of analysing the connections between art and health. This unprecedented event will also coincide with International Breast Cancer Awareness Day on 19 October.

Professionals from the art and health sectors, the latter from the National Oncology Research Centre, the GEICAM, Grupo SOLTI and hospitals in Madrid such as the 12 de Octubre and La Paz among others, will be taking part in round tables and artistic events relating to breast cancer.

The project will also include a small exhibition in Room 30 (1st floor), open from 19 to 26 October, featuring three real-size replicas of famous works by Goya, Rubens and Hans Baldung Grien which have been digitally modified to simulate a mastectomy.

This study day also includes the presentation of the “White paper by musician junior doctors”, the first scientific investigation undertaken in Spain on the effects of live music on different pathologies, a project supported by the Cultura en Vena Foundation in collaboration with the 12 de Octubre hospital.

Consult here the Programme of the Conference (in Spanish).

Free guided tours of the exhibition: 19, 20, 21, 24, 25 and 26 October, at 12:30 p.m.; and 22 and 23 October, at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (approximate duration: 30 minutes).

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Exhibited works

Peter Paul Rubens, Venus and Cupid. Photomontage: Jorge Salgado
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, The Naked Maka. Photomontage: Jorge Salgado
Hans Baldung Grien, Adam and Eve. Photomontage: Jorge Salgado © Cultura en Vena, 2022 (Provenance of original work: Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)