In conjunction with the exhibition American Art from the Thyssen Collection, the museum is organising a two-day symposium in Madrid. It will bring together international experts who will analyse various aspects of American art, its principal movements and artists from new and critical perspectives.

The exhibition at the museum is the culmination of a research project undertaken with the support of Terra Foundation for American Art. Such project consisted on studying the collection of American art assembled over three decades, from the 1960s to the 1990s, by Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza (1921-2002). This associated symposium will look in further depth at American art and at the Museo Thyssen’s holdings, an exceptional group which make the museum in Madrid a key reference for the knowledge of American art.

The display of the works has also been conceived from a renewed point of view, with a thematic and transversal approach that employs the perspectives of history, politics, science, the environment, material culture and urban life while also taking into account aspects such as gender, ethnicity, social class and language. This approach aims to provide more detailed knowledge of the complexities of American art and culture, issues that will be further explored in this symposium.

Director Alba Campo Rosillo.
Coordinator Esther Navarro.


With the support of:

TERRA. Foundation for American Art

With the collaboration of:

Fundación Consejo España-EEUU