Curated by Juan Francisco Fuentes, the exhibition “España 1808-1814. La nación en armas invites visitors to get a detailed view of the complexity of the War of Independence, coinciding with its two hundredth anniversary.
The aim of the exhibition, “Forma y valor. Monedas africanas tradicionales”, is to introduce traditional African coins and to defend their value in the history of money and in monetary systems other than those in the west.
To commemorate the bicentenary of the Second of May Uprising, the exhibition, “Madrid 1808. Ciudad y Protagonistas”, attempts to show the role of ordinary people during the events that foreshadowed the contemporary Spanish era.
Coinciding with the two hundredth anniversary of the War of Independence, the exhibition "Vivencia y memoria de la Guerra de la Independencia" sets the eyewitness accounts of those who experienced the war against the stories told by the people who later s
“Ilustración y liberalismo” is about the changes occurring in Spain in the transition from the 18th to the 19th centuries, when enlightened political reforms gave way to liberal ideas tested during the War of Independence.
“Animales a escena. Ópera, teatro y ballet” is a beautiful exhibition that looks at the presence of animals in the performing arts of theatre, opera and dance, from their origins in Greek and Roman times through until today.
To mark the bicentenary of Mexican Independence and Revolution centenary year, the “México ilustrado” exhibition presents drawings and prints published in books, posters and magazines between 1920 and 1950, looking back over the rich cultural imagination.
Nearly one hundred commercial posters summarise a hundred years of Spanish graphic design (1870-1970) in this temporary exhibition focusing on the public’s attraction and fascination with the east as a publicity device.
After six years of overall refurbishment work, Conde Duque opens its doors once again for the partial opening of its new facilities and showing interested members of the public some of its most emblematic cultural resources.
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