Fundación Casa Ducal de Medinaceli, Fundación Museo Sorolla, Gran Teatre del Liceu and Teatro Real complete this membership category
“Culture and historic heritage are related with traditions that shape excellence and prestige aura of Spanish high-end” Mr. Carlos Falcó, Marqués de Griñón, Executive President of Círculo Fortuny
“It is an honour for the Museo Nacional del Prado to make part of Círculo Fortuny and such select membership brands. We are all united around the same objective to promote and spread our country excellence within and beyond Spain´s borders”.
Mr. Miguel Zugaza, Director of Museo Nacional del Prado.
The Prado Museum is Spain’s premier art museum, founded by King Ferdinand VII in 1819, with a collection of paintings from the 12th to the early 20th century. It houses the largest and most important collection of Velázquez, Goya and Rubens in the world and treasures several of the great masterpieces of European painting, including Rogier van der Weyden’s Descent from the Cross, Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights, El Greco’s Portrait of a Man with his Hand on his Chest, Velázquez’s Las Meninas, and Goya’s The Second of May 1808 and The Third of May 1808. The Prado also has an important collection of ancient sculpture, decorative arts, and drawings, prints and photographs, including the world’s largest and most important group of works on paper by Goya.
“For the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza it is a great honour and satisfaction to make part of Círculo Fortuny, an institution who aims the protection and recognition of Spanish heritage and cultural industry inside and outside our country. This union represents undoubtedly an extraordinary opportunity to better fulfil our mission of collection awareness and conservation.”
Mr. Evelio Acevedo, Managing Director of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.
Inaugurated in October 1992, the Museum houses the collection acquired from Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza by the Spanish State in 1993, which has been on permanent display since the Museum opened, and another collection that belongs to Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, which has been on deposit at the Museum since 2004. Approximately 1,000 works of art offer a survey of the history of European painting from the 13th century to the end of the 20th century. Van Eyck, Carpaccio, Lucas Cranach, Dürer, Caravaggio, Rubens, Frans Hals, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Kirchner, Picasso, Mondrian, Klee and Hopper are among the artists whose works are to be seen in the Museum, which has the principal mission of preserving and disseminating these collections and of involving all sectors of the public in its cultural endeavour.