SUPPORT OUR JOURNALISM: Please considering donating to keep our website running and free for all - thank you!


King and Queen of Spain travel to Paris for museum exhibit opening

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain travelled to the French capital on Friday alongside Spanish Minister of Culture and Sports, José Guirao to visit the retrospective exhibition of Joan Miró’s work.

The King and Queen visited the Grand Palais in Paris for the “Miró, la couleur de mes rêves” exhibit where they were joined on their tour by French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, First Lady Brigitte Macron. They were given an exclusive tour of the exhibition by its curator, Jean-Louis Prat who explained the details of Joan Miró’s work.

Spain’s King and Queen are greeted by France’s President and First Lady at the Grand Palais. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

After touring the new exhibition, Their Majesties and the President and First Lady of France had a private dinner in Paris.

The collections of various Spanish public and private institutions (Reina Sofía National Art Centre Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Fundació Miró Mallorca, the Mapfre Foundation, Juan March Foundation, and the Joan Miró Foundation) are included in the exhibit.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey

The King reviews one of the paintings on display in Paris. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

The “Miró, la couleur de mes rêves” exhibit has been created 44 years after Miró’s first historic retrospective at the Grand Palais in 1974. It includes 150 works, many of which have not been public in France before. These works include paintings, sculptures, drawings and ceramics from the most important public and private collections in the world with the aim of chronologically illustrating the technical and stylistic evolution of Joan Miró.

“Miró, la couleur de mes rêves” opened on 3 October. It will remain open to the public until 4 February 2019 in the Galeries Nationales of the Grand Palais in Paris.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia’s next scheduled event is on 8 October when they attend the annual meeting of Board of Trustees of the Cervantes Institute.

About author

Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.