Exhibition 'Heroines' at Thyssen-Bornemisza (Paseo del Prado 8, Madrid. From Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. General addmission: 8EUR.

The Thyssen‐Bornemisza Museum and the Caja Madrid Foundation presents a journey through the representation of women in western art.

The exhibition is about the figures of strong women: active, independent, creative...far from a seductive or pleasing image.
It also presents about 120 works, including different female characters and different periods: from Penelope and Iphigenia, Artemis and Athena, Joan of Arc, Mary Magdalene, Santa Teresa and Frida Kahlo. It is organised into several rooms that each represent a different group or idea: Solitude; Country Women, Caryatids; Maenads and Bacchantes; Hunters and Athletes; Virgins in Armour and The Return of the Amazons.