Simple, clear and direct: The meadow at night It is the name with which the Museo Nacional del Prado has baptized the project that allows, for the first time, free visits to the Madrid art gallery –considered “the best of culture” in 2022– at night. A scene that took place for the first time on Saturday March 4 with great success and will be repeated on the first Saturday of each month.
Beyond specific occasions such as the night of the museums, the fantasy of visiting a museum at night can be carried out thanks to this initiative that has gone ahead and will be free to the public thanks to Samsung support, according to El Prado.
The collaboration between the two is not new and has allowed the museum to host, for example, the first exhibition that you could smell between April and July of last year, which already has a successor. The result of another collaboration –in this case, with Nintendo– was the appearance of the museum in the popular video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
With The meadow at night the museum “intends to spread the knowledge of the institution in a sequenced way” and will fill its spaces with a varied program of musical activities and multimedia experiences that Samsung and the Prado Museum have created over a decade.
Program for Saturday, April 1
After an inauguration in which the main space will be the Central Gallery of the Villanueva building, where there are paintings by painters such as Tiziano, Velázquez, Rubens or Goya, this Saturday The ground floor of the Villanueva building will open to the public and the cafeteria service will be open in different spaces.
In it you can see works such as the garden of delights of Bosco, the descent by van der Weyden, Goya’s May 3 either Isabella the Catholic dictating her testament de Rosales and visitors will be able to “discover some of the multimedia experiences that Samsung and the Museum have created over 10 years of collaboration,” details the gallery.
How and when can you visit El Prado at night?
In order to access the museum at night, the entrance will be through the Jerónimos entrance gate. It will be free and free until full capacity is reached and you will have your last access at 11:00 p.m.. It is recommended to go early, given the large number of people who registered the first call.
At first, the museum announced that the dates for night visits will be extended until the month of August, extending the usual opening hours by 3 hours, but for the moment the next confirmed dates are the following:
- Saturday May 6, 8:30 p.m.
- Saturday July 1, 8:30 p.m.