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Madrid's must-see art exhibitions

Paintings, photography, sculpture... these are the art exhibitions you won't want to miss in Madrid's museums and galleries

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Salomé con la cabeza del Bautista

Calling all lovers of painting, photography, sculpture, and art in general: this is your selection of art collections, exhibitions and shows on in Madrid's museums, galleries and cultural centres. Whether they're on for just a few weeks or you have months to check them out, don't miss these top art exhibitions in the city.

From Divisionism to Futurism. Italian Art toward Modernity

In collaboration with the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART) comes this exhibition on the principal players of the divisionist movement. it's about examining, via 80 masterpieces, the origin and evolution of an era of painting that's fundamental for the understanding of the renewal of Italian art between the late 19th century and the early 20th century, as well as the appearance of the futuristic avant-garde.

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Fundación Mapfre , Chueca Until Sunday June 5 2016

En el siglo de Caravaggio

The Madrid Royal Palace hosts some 100 Seicento works that have never been shown in public. This much-anticipated exhibition ('In the century of Caravaggio') is anchored around Caravaggio's 'Salome with the Head of John the Baptist', one of the masterpieces found among the Spanish Royal Collections. All the pieces are part of this exhibition are real treasures of 17th-century Italian art; among them it's worth highlighting artists Guercino, Foggini, Reni, Bernini, Ribera, Lanfranco, Giambologna and Gentileschi.

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Palacio Real , Austrias Until Sunday July 31 2016

Superhéroes con ñ

'Superheros with an "ñ" – Spanish illustrators who make it in the USA' brings together the silent, discreet and unknown works of a series of illustrators who, from their place in Spain, have managed to excite the whole world with their drawings and turn local creations into a global phenomenon. Since the 1990s, generations of Spanish authors have fed the ranks of Marvel Comics and DC Comics, the two main players in the market. Icons such as Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Wonder Woman, X-Men and Daredevil have passed through the hands of these artists, who live here but produce work for the USA and are published around the world.

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Until Sunday June 12 2016

Immediate future. 3D printing

Some are calling 3D printing the third Industrial Revolution. Despite the fact that it was available nearly 20 years ago, the technology is still in its infancy. This exhibition shows the wide range of possibilities 3D printers offers to nearly all aspect of life. Curated by Ana Domínguez Siemens, the show is a collection of 30 products and projects that demonstrate how the power of industrial manufacturing can be passed down from machines to human hands. This change will have irreversible consequences for the economy and put on the table issues such as intellectual property and counterfeiting.

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CentroCentro , Centro Until Sunday June 26 2016

Sorolla. Tierra adentro (Inland)

If you're familiar with Joaquín Sorolla's work, you likely hear his name and think of beach scenes, paintings of summertime settings, the Mediterranean as a stage for the Valencian painter's works. But this exhibiton brings together 35 paintings of inland landscapes that leave an impression of quality and importance. The exhibition is divided into four sections: Sorolla's Valencia; Sorolla in green and grey; Castilla as a national emblem; and Joquín Sorolla's España Blanca, a modern version of the romantic invention. If there's one thing that identifies a Sorolla it's his outdoor scenes. Far from Levantine beaches, his brush also captures the light of Valencian interior landscapes, as well as the greys and greens of the Cantabrian coast, the austerity of the Castilian landscape and the authenticity – or the search thereof – of Andalusian lands.

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Museo Sorolla , Castellana Until Sunday June 26 2016

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