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Apertura

Apertura is the great event that marks the beginning of the new exhibition season. With an exceptional program and opening hours, it brings together artists, professionals, collectors, public and private institutions, companies and the public, national and international, to our city.

Promoted by the association of galleries Arte Madrid, Apertura was first celebrated in 2009. Every September, for a weekend, Arte Madrid’s galleries come together to offer a unique program of exhibitions, open to all and free, that take place throughout the city. In the latest editions Apertura has been extender over the month of September to offer a complete program of activities accessible to the public for free: joint opening in all galleries, a program of events and guided tours of the galleries, visits to some of the most unique art centres and museums in the city, as well as tours to discover and appreciate contemporary artworks located in public spaces like streets, squares and buildings of Madrid. Apertura also organizes a private program that aims to develop the contemporary art sector and encourage collaboration between cultural agents and professionals. In addition to the invitations made by the galleries themselves and by the association, an international group of directors of art centres or institutions, curators and advisers attend, invited by the Spanish Government through Acción Cultural Española. Arte Madrid and Apertura are financed through the contribution of the associated galleries and through the help, collaboration and sponsorship of both private companies and public administrations. See here Arte Madrid’s Sponsors and Collaborators.

2021 EDITION (9-12+ September)

PROGRAM

 

NEWS ABOUT ACTIVITIES

Gallery events

Gallery events

Events at Arte Madrid galleries in September.
Arco gallery walks

Arco gallery walks

Guided tours of Madrid galleries.
Books and art

Books and art

Like galleries, bookshops are essential in our city, places of knowledge and pleasure. At the same time, their editorial work is fundamental for the dissemination and understanding of art, its ideas, its artists and its history.
Contemporary art in the city

Contemporary art in the city

Continuing the initiative started last year, this year we offer three guided visits by Alfonso de la Torre, art historian and curator, to the works by Pablo Palazuelo designed for the Bankinter headquarters at Paseo de la Castellana 29 and the Museo de Escultura al Aire Libre at Paseo de la Castellana 40.
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