Queensland Art Gallery presents Portrait of Spain. Masterpieces from the Prado

. July 16, 2012

Queensland Art Gallery presents Portrait of Spain. Masterpieces from the Prado, exhibition on view 21 July – 4 November 2012.

This is the first exhibition to be held by the Museum in Australia and falls within its “International Prado” programme sponsored by Acciona. A selection of around one hundred works from the Museum will offer visitors an analysis of the remarkable evolution of painting in Spain over the course of more than three centuries and of the international and external factors that influenced it.

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is partnering with Spanish energy, water and infrastructure group ACCIONA to present one of the most anticipated international art exhibitions ever to travel to Australia.

Gallery Director Tony Ellwood said ACCIONA had come on board as principal sponsor for ‘Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado’, exclusive to the Queensland Art Gallery from the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, from July 21 to November 4, 2012.

‘ACCIONA is already a Benefactor Member of the Prado’s sponsorship program that supports its international exhibitions and renovations program, and also supported the audio-visual project, ‘The Prado’ by contemporary artist Francesco Jodice, which will be screened at the Queensland Art Gallery while ‘Portrait of Spain’ is on display,’ Mr Ellwood said.

‘This additional generous exhibition sponsorship is a significant contribution to our community and a very strong demonstration of the company’s commitment as an ambassador for Spanish culture in Australia.’

ACCIONA is one of three companies building Brisbane’s $1.5 billion Legacy Way tunnel, and is also repairing and rebuilding roads that were damaged by the 2011 Queensland floods.

Mr Ellwood said ACCIONA would also be supporting La Sala del Prado, a space adjoining the exhibition featuring an integrated cafe, bar, and interactive spaces custom built to reflect cutting edge contemporary Spanish design and including fun multimedia interactives and drawing activities for all ages.

For more information please visit qagoma.qld.gov.au/prado

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