CLIFFORD. VISTAS DEL MADRID DE ISABEL II (CLIFFORD. VIEWS OF ISABEL II’S MADRID)

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Fundación Canal is pleased to present Clifford. Vistas del Madrid de Isabel II (Clifford. Views of Isabel II’s Madrid), an exhibition featuring the work of a photography pioneer. It consists of a selection of almost one hundred images structured into four sections: Los placeres de la fotografía (The Pleasures of Photography), El viejo y el nuevo Madrid (Old and New Madrid), Al servicio de la monarquía (At the Service of the Monarchy), and La construcción del Canal de Isabel II: una obra digna de romanos (The Construction of the Isabel II Canal: A Work Worthy of the Romans). The exhibition shows Madrid before the arrival of water, a Madrid very different from the one we know today. The most ambitious engineering feat of the time, which arrived with almost a century’s delay, opened the city’s door to modernity.

This exhibition, held for the 170th anniversary of creation of the Canal of Isabel II, boasts important loans from National Heritage, the National Library, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, and other prestigious institutions. They reveal an undiscovered mid-19th century Madrid, as well as one of the features by Clifford on great public works at the time. Specifically, construction of the Canal of Isabel II and water supply to Madrid.

In turn, this exhibition is also a journey through the evolution of photography technique and its early history in Spain under one of its pioneers.

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IMAGE GALLERY

VIRTUAL TOUR

Dive into a virtual experience and don’t miss out on a single detail from the exhibition Clifford. Vistas del Madrid de Isabel II (Clifford. Views of Isabel II’s Madrid). Move about the room, get close to each image, and read the explanatory texts to enjoy the exhibition from the location of your choice.

CURATOR-GUIDED TOUR

Javier Ortiz-Echagüe, curator of “Clifford. Vistas del Madrid de Isabel II (Clifford. Views of Isabel II’s Madrid)” takes us on this guided tour of the exhibition. A trip back in time, to mid-19th century Madrid, through images taken by photography pioneer Charles Clifford.

GUIDED TOURS

Free guided tours on Monday

• Book your spot: HERE

• Dates: starting 8 November, every non-holiday Monday throughout the exhibition period

• Hours: 15:30 and 16:00

• Duration: 40 min

• Maximum 19 people per guided tour

• Use of guide system. This system shall be provided upon ticket validation

• See all special safety and hygiene measures HERE

Tours designed and guided by Didark

Guided tours of the exhibition
with a guide from Fundación Canal

Fundación Canal offers tours through the Fundación’s team of guides, trained by experts in Art History, to bring the exhibition closer to guests in an exhaustive fashion.

• Dates: during the exhibition period (except August)

• Hours: during the exhibition period

• Duration: 1 hour

• Maximum 19 people per guided tour

• Prices: in Spanish and for the blind: M-F: 61€, Weekends and bank holidays: 73€. In other languages and sign language (English / Spanish):  M-F: 71€, Weekends and bank holidays: 79€.

• Payment is made in advance upon booking.

• No guide system will be used

• See all special safety and hygiene measures HERE

Tours designed and guided by Didark

Information and booking: +34 91 196 70 99 from Monday through Friday from 9:00h to 14:00h or at info@didark.es

Guided group tours
with private guide

• Prior booking by telephone is mandatory +34 91 545 15 01 (from 11h to 20h.). Please check availability and hours.

• Capacity: guided tours for groups of up to 20 people, including guide.

• Maximum tour duration: 60 minutes

• Guide system mandatory; if you do not have one, you may hire one at the Fundación

• Specific rules for tours with private guides HERE

Private tours

Private tours are temporarily suspended.

WORKSHOPS

Family tour-workshops.

The exhibition goes along with in-person family tours-workshops, in a safe and comfortable environment.

The in-person workshop works on key concepts from the exhibition in a fun, entertaining way. Participants can experiment with photography technique from the 19th century.

• Book your spot: HERE
• Price: 8€ per participant. Discounts for large families and the unemployed.
• Duration. tour + workshop: two hours.
• Dates: Sunday 5 and 26 December
• Hours: two sessions: 10:30h and 16:30h.
• Age: for children aged 6 to 12
• In-person format: exhibition hall and auditorium at Fundación Canal

Workshops taught by instructors from Mirarte, specialised in Art History education for children and young people.

See specific health and hygiene measures for workshop HERE

 

PRESS AREA

Tickets
Free entry
Date
03/11/2021 - 13/02/2022
Hours

Weekdays and bank holidays: from 11:00 to 14:30 and from 15:30 to 20:00.
Wednesdays: from 11:00 to 14:30.

Family tour-workshop.
Publication

You may purchase the exhibition catalogue here

Protection and hygiene measures

We take care of your safety so all you need to worry about is enjoying yourself. Learn about our Safe Environment COVID-19 plan here.

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