One-of-a-kind Outdoor Exhibition Closes Oct. 31. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE ― Time is quickly running out for visitors to experience The Prado in Santa Fe, a free outdoor exhibit in Cathedral Park, featuring 92 full-scale reproductions of European artwork organized by the Museo Nacional del Prado of Spain – The Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain.
The exhibit, opened in May 2017, is now in its final weeks, and the public only has until, Oct. 31, 2017 to view works by renowned artists such as Diego Velázquez, Bosch, Francisco de Zurbarán, Titian, José de Ribera, Rubens, El Greco, Francisco de Goya and many more. The exhibition which broadly represents the Museo Nacional del Prado’s prized collection of works from the 14th – 19thcenturies, is free with no admission charge and open for public viewing seven days a week.
Over the last five months, The Prado in Santa Fe exhibition, has been a source of inspiration for visitors to The City Different as well as its creative residents. Local artist, Jerry Wellman, created a solo-exhibition of 50 drawings called, Prado Remix, which will open at the Ellsworth Gallery Oct. 13. Wellman spent considerable time observing the masterpieces from the Prado and in turn has created his own reproductions of the works as well-worn images revivified through his irreverent imagination. Visitors will find it extremely easy to take in both exhibits, as the Ellsworth Gallery is just across the street and a half block, from Cathedral Park.
Chef John Rivera Sedlar of Eloisa at the Drury Plaza Hotel, located next door to the exhibit, created “Eat Prado at Eloisa,” a three-course meal of modern Spanish cuisine inspired by the masterworks from Madrid, available Sept. 22 through Oct. 1, in connection with the annual Wine and Chile Fiesta.
Organized by the Museo Nacional del Prado and American Friends of the Prado Museum and spearheaded in Santa Fe by The Spanish Colonial Arts Society, the New Mexico Multi-Cultural Foundation, The City Of Santa Fe Tourism Department and Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc., the exhibit has been central to the city’s year-long initiative, “Santa Fe Celebrates Global Arts & Culture.”
The Prado in Santa Fe is the first outdoor public art display of its kind in the USA and had previously only been shown in Central American cities including: San Salvador, El Salvador, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Lima, Perú and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.