El Museo Del Prado (English)

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¿Why the Museo del Prado is named like this? Where do the collections come from? Have there ever been directors of the museum who were artists? We want to encourage you to test your knowledge of the history of the Prado and its collection in this quiz.Maquette of the museum's building (1787) 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Queen María Isabel de Braganza (1829) by López PiquerThe building which houses the Museo del Prado was designed in 1785 by... 
    • A. 

      Francesco Sabatini

    • B. 

      Juan de Villanueva

    • C. 

      Filipo Juvarra

    • D. 

      Ventura Rodríguez

  • 2. 
    The latest extension of the Museo del Prado, inaugurated in 2007, was designed by... 
    • A. 

      Rafael Moneo

    • B. 

      Santiago Calatrava

    • C. 

      Norman Foster

    • D. 

      Frank Gehry

  • 3. 
    In 1920, the Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura was renamed Museo Nacional del Prado (“of the meadow” in Spanish). What is the reason for naming the museum this way?
    • A. 

      There was not such a change. Its name has always been Museo Nacional del Prado

    • B. 

      For being located in the Jerónimos meadow

    • C. 

      For the large amount of paintings depicting green meadows owned by the museum

    • D. 

      As a tribute to the director of the museum in that period, Antonio Prado

  • 4. 
    Venus with an Organist and with Cupid (around 1555) by TitianFor 11 years, in the 19th century, the Museum had its nude paintings in... 
    • A. 

      The Reserved Room

    • B. 

      The Dauphin’s Treasure

    • C. 

      The Nudes Room

    • D. 

      The basements of the museum

  • 5. 
    The core of the Museum’s collection is comprised by...
    • A. 

      The collection of the Museo de la Trinidad

    • B. 

      The deposits of the Real Academia de San Fernando

    • C. 

      The legacies and acquisitions of the last 30 years

    • D. 

      The Royal Collection

  • 6. 
    Which of the following artists was the protagonist of the first temporary exhibition of the Museo del Prado?
    • A. 

      Velázquez

    • B. 

      El Greco

    • C. 

      Raphael

    • D. 

      Titian

  • 7. 
    Which of the following artists was NOT a director of the Museo del Prado? 
    • A. 

      José de Madrazo

    • B. 

      Pablo Picasso

    • C. 

      Mariano Fortuny

    • D. 

      Antonio Gisbert

  • 8. 
    The Museo del Prado has the most representative collection of three of the following artists. ¿Which one is false?
    • A. 

      Rubens

    • B. 

      Rembrandt

    • C. 

      Goya

    • D. 

      Velázquez

  • 9. 
    Saint Peter praying(1493 - 1499) by BerrugueteIn 1872, the museum incorporates into its collections a large number of artworks coming from... 
    • A. 

      The Museo de Arte Moderno

    • B. 

      The legacy of Fernández Durán

    • C. 

      The Dauphin’s Treasure

    • D. 

      The Museo de la Trinidad

  • 10. 
    What historical event was the cause for changing the name from Museo Real de Pintura y Escultura (Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture) to Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura (National Museum)? 
    • A. 

      The Carlist Wars

    • B. 

      The change of dynasty in the Spanish monarchy

    • C. 

      The Glorious Revolution

    • D. 

      The Peninsula War

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