• Estampa popular

    Outstanding work of the Collection

    Estampa Popular was made up of a network of artists which started in Madrid in 1959 and extended across the whole of Spain. Its objective was to create “realistic” art which would contribute to awakening critical judgement and transforming the political and social situation. These artists, opposed to an elitist and commercial concept of art, used printmaking techniques to create affordable works, which, along with the reproduction of their prints in other media, enabled their anti-Franco stance and questioning of the dictatorial system to reach a wider public.

  • Outside the Canon. Women Pop Artists in the Collection

    At the end of the 1960s and during the decade that followed, feminism became a lingua franca, international in scope, and an axis for many women artists. Despite the dictatorship in Spain, these activist discourses gave rise to interesting pieces under the umbrella of Pop Art but with a local inflection and an anti-Franco slant. Over these two decades the work of male artists was widely disseminated, yet for their female contemporaries it was another matter and only recent research projects have brought their works to light.      

    Research, selection of materials and texts: Isabel Tejeda, a lecturer at the University of Murcia.

  • Front and Rearguard: Women in the Civil War

    The 1930s was a paradigmatic era in the progress and regression of the situation women faced in Spain across all spheres. Women’s public visibility in the years of the Second Republic was strengthened through their active role in the Civil War, both on the front and in the rearguard, but curtailed by the victory of the Nationalist faction. This microsite, therefore, explores in greater depth the lines of research and acquired works that have given rise to the room Front and Rearguard: Women in the Civil War, and also features collaboration with different specialists who analyse the context of women artists and the most significant works from this period in the Collection.

    Curator and director of the project:
    Rosario Peiró (Head of the Collections Area) – See video presentation

  • 22nd Contemporary Art Conservation Conference


    On 16 and 17 March 2021 the Museo Reina Sofía hosted the 22nd Contemporary Art Conservation Conference, an international encounter with the aim of sharing and debating experiences and research, opening new channels of study and reflecting upon the institutional management of conservation and the professional practice of restorers. 

    This edition was held for the first time online, and included 12 interventions over two days, comprising spaces of intervention and questions. It featured the participation of universities, museums, art centres and restoration associations, among others. 

  • Artists in Quarantine

    A L’Internationale project, inside the framework Our Many Europes

    The museum confederation L'Internationale has invited a broad range of artists to share from their present working and living spaces, from their current conditions of confinement, their readings, reflections and proposals on the current situation, with many suggesting new perspectives on public/private space, solidarity and critique that are intrinsically connected with the present time.

    The project Artists in Quarantine, devised to be shared on social media, is a modest way to contribute to the conversation about the effects of the current pandemic, using these channels of digital communication to also rethink the potential of existing spaces.