From the end of 2017 through 2018 Seville will celebrate the Año Murillo, a yearlong celebration to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Baroque painter. Throughout the city, 18 different spaces will be used to commemorate the life and masterpieces of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.
Visitors will be able to admire a total of 60 original masterpieces by the painter. Furthermore, hundreds of high-resolution reproductions will be on displace in the following places:
Museo de Bellas Artes
Archivo de Indias
Hospital de La Caridad
Ayuntamiento (Former Convent of San Francisco)
Casa de los Pinelo (Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Saint Isabel of Hungary and the Royal Academy of Buenas Letras)
Hospital de los Venerables
Santa María la Blanca Church
Palacio de las Dueñas
San Leandro Convent
Padres Capuchinos Convent
San Clemente Monastery
Convento del Carmen (Presently known as the Manuel Castillo Conservatory)
Murillo’s Childhood Home (next to the Magdalena Church)
In addition to the art pieces, visitors can also see original documents that are preserved, such as the baptismal certificate of the painter. As a fundamental figure of his time, the leader of the Sevillian Baroque, Murillo will be more present than ever in Seville starting in November 2017.