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05.05.2017

The exhibition, organised by the company, will remain open to the public with free admission until 2 July this year.

His Majesty the King visits the Iberdrola Tower to see the exhibition "Memory Regained. Imprints on the history of the United States”

  • King Felipe will visit the Tower  on the fifth anniversary of the opening of the building by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía

His Majesty the King visited the Iberdrola Tower in Bilbao this morning to see the exhibition Memory Regained. Imprints on the history of the United States.

During the visit King Felipe was accompanied by the President of Bizkaia, Unai Rementería, the Government Representative, Javier de Andrés, the Mayor of Bilbao, Juan María Aburto, the President of the Bizkaia General Assembly, Ana Otadui and the Chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán.

Memory Regained. Imprints on  the history of the United States gives an insight into the little known contribution made by the Spanish royal family to the development of the United States of America. The exhibition curator, José Manuel Guerrero Acosta, showed King Felipe and the other dignitaries around the exhibition.

Organised by Iberdrola to coincide with their 2017 Annual General Meeting, the exhibition also focuses in particular on the Basque Country's role in exploration, sailing and trade, as well as on migration to North America, from when Spaniards arrived on the continent up to the 20th century.

The exhibits include over 200 artworks, documents, maps, garments, miniatures and reproduction scenes, and will remain open to the public free of charge until 2 July on level 25 of the Iberdrola Tower.

 

The exhibition, in depth

Memory Regained. Imprints on the history of the United States includes works from various museums, archives, libraries and institutions, such as the US Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Prado Museum, the Lázaro Galdiano Museum, the Museum of the Americas, the Fine Arts Museum of Bilbao, the Bilbao Basque Museum, the San Telmo Museum and the Aquarium in San Sebastián. Alongside them are unique items on loan from private collections together with works from the art collections owned by Iberdrola and AVANGRID (the group's US subsidiary).

The more than 40 artists featured include names from today's US art scene, such as James Turrell and Dan Flavin, as well as Spaniards like sculptors Luis Antonio Sanguino de Pascual and Salvador Amaya, painters Augusto Ferrer Dalmau and Llanos Lerma, and illustrators of the likes of Fernando Vicente.

Anyone interested in visiting the exhibition should, as a general rule, pick up an invitation at the Iberdrola Tower building and book an appointment for a guided tour, by calling (+34) 900 119 129.  New for this year however, admission on Wednesdays will be without prior booking. Further information is available on the website at www.iberdrola-arte.es.

The organisation of Memory Regained. Imprints on the History of the USA reflects Iberdrola's commitment to spreading art and culture and to shareholder involvement, encouraged by the company's Board of Directors as expressed in the company's Shareholder Engagement Policy. 

Once again, Iberdrola proves its dedication to sharing art and culture and its bond with the USA, where the company's presence is significant in States such as Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Maine, as well as being listed on the New York Stock Exchange through its subsidiary AVANGRID, the country's second largest wind power operator. 

 

To download photographs and videos of the exhibition, click here: https://goo.gl/iZOgck