SPAIN arts & culture: Spring/Summer 2019
The Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain presents the Spring/Summer 2019 Spain arts & culture program, showcasing the best arts & culture from Spain this season in the United States. The cover design is by Spanish illustrator Ana Bustelo.
Artists are like magicians that help us come to grips with our individual and collective challenges in a tumultuous world. Engaging with a great work of art is a visceral experience that connects us to our fellow humans. Art and culture can therefore make an immense difference by shaping our consciousness and values about pressing global issues, spurring new ideas and much needed action on the problems we face.
Among them, water stands out as one of the most critical resources for human survival, prosperity and peace. This season, access to safe drinking water and sanitation as a human right will be at the core of our programming reflecting Spain´s major role and commitment to the topic and other related ones such as health and gender, through development cooperation. Together with the Cultural Institute of Mexico and key partners from Spain and the international community, we will attempt to raise awareness and create dialogues on how to address the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
2019 marks the commemoration of the eightieth anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War and of the exodus of many Spaniards, some of whom chose the US as their host country. In recognition to their contributions to Spain´s democracy and to the countries they lived in, we will have a specific focus on the phenomenon of exile, memory and identity, intertwined themes, which are still very relevant today.
American museums with high profile Spanish collections remain very active. Two major exhibits will showcase Spanish master artworks. “Art and Empire, the Golden Age of Spain” will show a wide range of works produced in Spain and its global territories during that period at the San Diego Museum of Art. “Visions of the Hispanic World,” will highlight at the Albuquerque Museum works from Spain and Latin America drawn from the Hispanic Society´s collections.
Contemporary artists from Spain keep pushing boundaries and creating inspiring pieces for US institutions. Large scale public artworks designed by sought-after visual artists Okuda San Miguel and Jaume Plensa will be on view at Boston Seaport and Telfair Museum in Savannah respectively.
In the music spectrum, a selection of cutting edge emerging bands will take part in the South by Southwest Festival with the support of Sounds from Spain. Rising flamenco star Rosalía will perform at Coachella. Guitar masters, Ricardo Gallen and Pablo Sainz Villegas are also back in the US. Flamenco lovers will be able to enjoy today´s most talented flamenco musicians and dancers in New York Flamenco Festival and Albuquerque Festival.
Spanish Cinema Now at the AFI Silver Spring will once again present a selection of the latest and greatest films from Spain. To build up momentum, we will complement it with Spanish Cinema Now +, offering DC audiences an array of titles all year round.


  • 05 Aug @SpainInTheUSA * RT @CitiOpen: Vintage GRIT from @RafaelNadal 💪 He outlasts Sock 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(1) in an epic battle under the lights 👏 #CitiOpen https://t…
  • 04 Aug @SpainInTheUSA * RT @SpainMFA: Minister @jmalbares participates in the III Conference in Support of the Lebanese People, where he has asked the Lebanese pol…
  • 04 Aug @SpainInTheUSA * 🇪🇸🇺🇸 How much do you know about #Spain’s long-lasting impact on the U.S.? From language to architecture, symbols to…
  • 03 Aug @SpainInTheUSA * RT @SpainMFA: Following the strategy set by the Government and the #EU, #Spain already has 56.8% of its population fully vaccinated against…
  • 03 Aug @SpainInTheUSA * Medals no. 8 and 9 for Spain go to... 🥈 @teriportela, Women's Kayak Single 200m 🥉 @JCardonaPodium, Men's One Perso…
  • 02 Aug @SpainInTheUSA * 🤝 2021 marks the 75th anniversary of the @StateDept's @FulbrightPrgrm & 63 years of @FulbrightSpain. Over 10,000 Am…
  • 02 Aug @SpainInTheUSA * RT @SpainNATO: 🇪🇦 Army paratroopers & the 🇺🇸-led medical task force in 🇮🇶 train Tactical Combat Casualty Care #TCCC skills at Union III, th…
  • 02 Aug @SpainInTheUSA * @doinastratu @MAECgob @AECID_es ¡Enhorabuena y bienvenida al equipo! @spaincultureus
  • 01 Aug @SpainInTheUSA * ...and medal number 7 is a #bronze for @apeleteirob in the women’s triple jump, setting a Spanish record in the ev…
  • 01 Aug @SpainInTheUSA * 🥈 Medal no. 6 for Spain goes to gymnast Rayderley Zapata with a #silver in the men’s floor exercise final!…
  • 31 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * 🥉 That’s not all! Spanish #tennis player @pablocarreno91 brought home the bronze medal in men’s singles today, defe…
  • 31 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * 🥇 And Spain’s first gold in #Tokyo goes to...@AlbertoFdezTiro and @tiraora, winners of the Mixed Team Trap Shooting…
  • 31 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * Gracias por su servicio, Embajador, y hasta siempre.
  • 30 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * RT @EPWashingtonDC: Today is #InternationalFriendshipDay. Our European Union is ultimately a bond of friendship which we extend to neighb…
  • 30 Jul @SpainInTheUSA * @RafaelNadal ...and he's not alone! Don't miss Spanish players @albertramos88 and @jamunar_38 as they compete for t…


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