From Rembrandt to Warhol: The best exhibits at European museums for winter 2019


Museums throughout Europe are hosting thought-provoking and visually striking temporary exhibits this winter. It’s time for anniversary celebrations at two museums — the 200th at the Prado in Madrid and the 10th at the Hermitage in Amsterdam. It’s a great season for work by favorite artists including Rembrandt, Diego Velázquez and Andy Warhol, as well as some lesser-known painters including Canaletto and Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. Look also for American art in Germany, Buddhist art in Switzerland and a unique study of LGBTQ representation in video games in Berlin.

‘Museo del Prado 1819-2019: A Place of Recollection’ at the Prado in Madrid
Through March 10

It’s been 200 years since Spain’s Prado Museum opened and that’s reason for a special show dedicated to its history and influence. The bicentenary exhibition features the work of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Picasso and Jackson Pollock, among others. Visitors will find 168 works of art – many on loan from other museums in Spain and throughout the world – alongside photographs, audiovisual installations and other documents to add depth to the items on display.