BBVA Collection Spain

BBVA has always been especially sensitive to art and culture in as much as unique ways of producing and sharing new insights. Over the passing of time, the various banks that have formed BBVA have added to an increasingly more important collection, which is now one of the most significant private holdings of artworks in Spain, with over 9,000 major pieces across such varied disciplines as painting, drawing, graphics, sculpture, decorative arts or numismatics.

The BBVA Collection can be roughly divided into two broad sections that bookend it chronologically: at one end, we have a group of Spanish, Flemish and Italian artworks from the 15th to the 19th century and, on the other, an inclusive roster of Spanish artists from the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of 21st century.

Alongside exceptional paintings and engravings by old masters of the stature of Pieter Snayers, Anthony van Dyck, Valentin de Boulogne, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Juan Carreño de Miranda, Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Francisco de Goya, Ignacio Zuloaga and Joaquín Sorolla, we have 20th century masterpieces by artists including Joan Miró, Antonio Saura, Antoni Tàpies, Juan Manuel Díaz-Caneja, Esteban Vicente and Miquel Barceló, as well as sculptures by Eduardo Chillida, Jorge de Oteiza, Andreu Alfaro, Martín Chirino and Cristina Iglesias as well as young contemporary artists  as Daniel Canogar, David Rodríguez Caballero, Mar Solís, Francisco Leiro, Pablo Armesto, Hugo Fontela o José Manuel Ballester.

Our mandate has always been to share this heritage with the widest possible audience. Thanks to the many exhibitions we organise, the artworks in our collection have been admired by thousands of people here in Spain and in many Latin American countries. The goal of this website is to expand that audience even further, creating virtual exhibition spaces where our artworks are complemented with explicative texts and graphics.