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TREASURE ISLAND: British Art from Holbein to Hockney

TREASURE ISLAND: British Art from Holbein to Hockney

05/10/12 - 20/01/13

A portrait of of the extraordinary scope and vitality of art in Great Britain since the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century through to the twentieth.

This is the essence of this exhibition organized by the Fundación March, whose title, Treasure Island, invokes that of an eminently British writer, Robert Louis Stevenson, being founded on a very simple conviction: namely, that the island has not been explored fully and that it conceals a real treasure in its art, its painting and sculpture, which, like almost every treasure, remains half-hidden, yet to be discovered.

Five centuries of British music, organised on the occasion of the exhibition, will take us on a fleeting journey through British music over the last five centuries.

This series of lectures, Empire and Art, follows the development of British art from the 16th-century through to the art that arose after the Second World War.

Fundación Juan March, Castelló, 77. Madrid
91 435 42 40 (ext. 296)