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19 January, 2018

What to do during the year of Murillo in Seville

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As Seville’s Town Hall announced last January, the City is celebrating ‘The Year of Murillo’. For 12 months, the City will host many cultural events in honour of the Seville artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.

What to do in Seville during the Year of Murillo? Over the course of the next year you will be able to enjoy many different activities, even during some of the traditional festivities in the Andalusian capital:

  • “Reflections of Murillo”. During January 2018, in the main patio of the Casa Consistorial, an exhibition to honour the painter will take place, with the participation of artists involved in sacred art and the city’s festivities.
  • Temporary architecture. Temporary architecture is an essential element in Baroque festivals. The Town Hall will add this aspect to one of Seville’s biggest events, Corpus Christi. The Brotherhoods will base their creations on the most significant works of Murillo. You will be able to see these figures throughout the city and at Santa María La Blanca Church.
  • “The Modernity of Murillo” June – October 2018. The exhibition will take place at Salas Atín Aya in Espacio Turina. The exhibition will show a wide range of works by Murillo that will provide the viewer with different points of view on the artist’s life and work.
  • “Murillo IV Centenary: first Murillo retrospective exhibition” Since Murillo’s work left the city early on, up until now the artist’s work has mainly been shown through duplicates. Therefore, from November 2018, for the first time you will be able to enjoy this retrospective exhibition at the Fine arts Museum in Seville.
  • “Reconstruction of the Capuchin altarpiece”. It will also make its debut in November at the Fine Arts Museum. The exhibition will include works dedicated to Saints Justa and Rufina Franciscan Capuchin convent in Seville.

If you are planning a visit to Seville, The Year of Murillo could be the perfect occasion to experience Baroque Seville through Murillo’s eyes and enjoy great views of the Guadalquivir River from the rooms of luxury hotels in Seville, inspiration for many artists over the years.

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