Women in the museum - Bilbao Fine Arts Museum


2022-05-05 • 2022-11-08

Women in the museum

BBK Artearen Ibilbidea III Art Route


BBK Artearen Ibilbidea III Art Route


Since 2018, the BBK Art Route programme has disseminated the breadth and quality of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum collection beyond its galleries, while also bringing art to citizens. This time, this overarching objective is joined by the goal of offering a selection of 40 works focused on the role of women in art.

With a timeframe that starts in the fifteenth century and reaches today, the exhibition includes paintings, drawings, posters and photographs that not only spark reflection on the way women have been represented throughout art history, but also enable us to discover how women artists themselves have been defying conventionalisms to offer their own vision of the world and themselves since the nineteenth century.

The project was developed by Miriam Alzuri, Modern and Contemporary Art conservator at the museum, in conjunction with María Victoria Antoñanzas and César Ochoa from the Department of Education and Cultural Action.

The educational mission of the BBK Art Route includes comments on each of the works which are accessible via free downloads onto mobile devices using a QR code. Likewise, the Department of Education has launched a free mediation programme which includes guided tours for schools and cultural associations that come to see the exhibition and answers to visitors’ queries.

Information and reservations

Tel. 94 439 61 41; astelehenetik ostiralera, 9:00etatik 15:00etara


Mediation service timetable

Del 3 de mayo al 20 de junio  

Fines de semana y festivos

De 10.00 a 12.00 horas
De 12.00 a 14.00 horas
Del 21 de junio al 12 de septiembre  

Fines de semana y festivos

De 18.30 a 20.30 horas
De 12.00 a 14.00 horas
Del 13 de septiembre al 1 de noviembre  

Fines de semana y festivos

De 10.00 a 12.00 horas
De 12.00 a 14.00 horas

Participating towns

Bilbo 3 to 10 May
Barakaldo 10 to 17 May
Portugalete 17 to 24 May
Trapagaran 24 to 31 May
Muskiz 31 May to 7 June
Abanto Zierbena (Gallarta) 7 to 14 June
Erandio 14 to 21 June
Sodupe 21 to 28 June
Balmaseda 28 June to 5 July
Alonsotegi 5 to 12 July
Dima 12 to 19 July
Lekeitio 19 to 26 July
Getxo 26 July to 2 August
Plentzia 2 to 9 August
Bakio 9 to 16 August
Bermeo 16 to 23 August
Gernika 23 to 20 August
Elantxobe 30 August to 6 September
Sondika 6 to 13 September
Markina 13 to 20 September
Durango 20 to 27 September
Mungia 27 September to 4 October
Artea 4 to 11 October
Orozko 11 to 18 October
Basauri 18 to 25 October
Bilbo 25 October to 1 November
Ermua 2 to 8 November