Fundacion Mapfre opens new gallery space with exhibition of works by Vanessa Winship

Fundacion Mapfre opened a new exhibition hall in the heart of the city, alongside Madrid's main cultural institutions. Located at Calle Bárbara de Braganza 13 (on the corner of Paseo de Recoletos), opposite the National Library, the space boasts 868 square meters spread over two floors and will provide Fundacion Mapfre with a city-center venue in which to host the photography exhibitions the foundation has been organizing for several years. In 2007 Fundacion Mapfre decided to make photography a key theme of its arts program and acquired the complete Brown Sisters series by Nicholas Nixon, marking the beginning of an incipient photography collection. This acquisition also lay the foundations for a new focus in Fundacion Mapfre's exhibition program, launched at the Azca gallery in January 2009, based simultaneously on the work of the grand masters and on contemporary photographers who had earned international acclaim but had ne

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