The American Art from the Thyssen Collection exhibition closes the special exhibition program organized in 2021, with the collaboration of the Community of Madrid, in homage to Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza (1921- 2002) on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.
The exhibition and its corresponding catalogue are the result of a research project, undertaken with the support of the Terra Foundation for American Art, to study and reinterpret the collection of American art assembled by the Baron over more than three decades. As a result, the museum has an exceptional holding of this school in a European context, making the Museo Thyssen in Madrid a key ponit of reference for knowledge of American art.
Organized into four thematic sections, the exhibition brings together 140 works from both the Thyssen family and the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza collections, as well as and principally from the museum itself, and aims to study and reinterpret these paintings with a new thematic and transversal aproach through categories such as history, politics, science, environment and urban life. It has also taken into account issues including gender, ethnicity, social class and language, in order to provide a more profound knowledge of the complexities of American art and culture.
Friends have the opportunity to be the first to visit the new presentation of the works, in rooms 55 to 46 on the first floor, on Sunday 12 December, in a free visit organized exclusively for them. They can also enjoy a guided tour, both in person and online, on various dates throughout the month of January.