Guest Work

Since November 2018, Itsasmuseum and the Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao have collaborated regularly and continuously through the Guest Work programme. Through the alliance, evidence of the institution’s excellent working relationship, a selected, representative work from the extensive collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao is shown temporarily at the Itsasmuseum Bilbao. These works are displayed with other pieces in its collection and in a different context to highlight the maritime culture of Biscay.

Itsasmuseum currently has the sculpture entitled El Timonel by Quintin de Torre, El grumete blanco, a painting by Julian de Tellaeche and Bilbo MMX, a large mural by Jesus Mari Lazkano on loan through the programme.

El timonel, Quintín de Torre
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El grumete blanco, Julián de Tellaeche
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Bilbo MMX, Jesus Mari Lazkano
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The Blue Boat, Mari Puri Herrero
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Mal tiempo. Holanda, Álvaro Alcalá Galiano
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El puente de Burceña, Aurelio Arteta
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This initiative brings new stimulus to the Itsasmuseum Bilbao, and is an opportunity to see works of artistic and historical value from the hundred-year-old gallery in Bilbao in a different context. The change of theme inspires innovative, coherent dialogue between the pieces on temporary loan and the rest of the collection.