Although we know that commitments get crowded these dates and that meals, dinners, visits and events accumulate without giving truce, there is always a chance to make room to disconnect and enjoy contemporary art with family. Here we bring you a list of some of the most interesting and entertaining cultural activities so that everyone enjoys these holidays between ‘turrón’ and grapes.

Workshops ‘¿Soy yo?’ and ‘Viaje espacial’ at the CGAC

One way to get to know contemporary art is to see it and live it in person while working on some of the concepts present in the exhibitions. The proposal of the CGAC (Santiago de Compostela) is to work, on the one hand, the last series of Jesús Madriñán focused on the people he was portraying when travelling the Camino de Santiago and that allows to delve into concepts such as inclusion and gender diversity and, on the other, the showing of the artist Pedro Cabrita Reis, who reworks objects through found elements and helps us to work the notion of reconversion, destruction and reconstruction. The workshops propose activities linked to the visit of these exhibitions to bring contemporary art to the kids of the house.

21st and 22nd December | From 4 to 9 years old

Workshop ‘App Inventor’ at Espacio Fundación Telefónica

To get into the technology and know some of its many applications, this workshop for teenagers proposes some important keys, without forgetting the responsibility in the use of these devices. A recreational and educational activity that will allow you to get the most out of a tablet while introducing us to the programming language.

26th and 27th December 2019 and 2nd and 3rd January 2020 | From 12 years old on

Workshop ‘Navidad en el museo’, at the Lázaro Galdiano Museum

A good way to soak up the Christmas spirit is to participate in the preparation of decorations, ornaments, gifts and greeting cards that are so exciting at this time. Putting themselves in the shoes of a true artist, participants will be able to tour the galleries of the museum and their showrooms while they soak up the works that reign the space and blow up their imagination in the crafts that they then carry out.

26th and 27th December 2019 and 2nd and 3rd January 2020 | From 5 to 12 years old

‘Este año la Navidad es… ¡verde!’, at the Guggenheim Bilbao

To raise awareness about the need to care for the planet and adopt sustainable practices in our day-to-day lives, the Guggenheim Museum proposes dynamic programming to address these issues by solving puzzles and always keeping in mind the art and work of the artists. In addition, one of the workshops, taught by the artists in residence Miren Arenzana, Zaloa Ipiña and Karlos Martínez Bordoy, will make the little ones reflect on the value of gifts and the possibility of emphasising non-materialistic elements.

From the 20th December 2019 to the 3rd January 2020 | From 3 to 11 years old

‘VaCAACiones’ at the CAAC (Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art)

The whole family is invited to know the works of the CAAC collection through entertaining and dynamic activities that will allow them to visit and investigate something else in the work of Amalia Pica (Neuquén, Argentina, 1978) and Juan Suárez (El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, 1946). The workshop wants to encourage the creative contribution of visitors, to feed their imagination and development, while putting in value the contemporary art that can be seen in the centre.

26th and 27th December 2019 and 2nd and 3rd January 2020


In the year 2020 in the heart of Barcelona a wandering gallery was born, the same one that in February 2021 would debut at Art Madrid with an exhibition proposal focused on contemporary portraits; with this subject matter it would manage to create a powerful dialogue between artwork and audience and make the seal Inéditad remain in the history of the event that contained it.

Jean Carlos Puerto. Protección. Oil and copper leaf on wood. 60 x 48. 2021. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Since that first time and until today, the wandering gallery has managed to build projects on otherness, has repositioned in the spotlight the discourses on the LGTBIQ+ collective, has consolidated a group of artists who share its principles of resilience and empathy and the best thing is that it continues to bet from the professionalism and commitment to give voice to the difference.

Claudio Petit-Laurent.. El Joven de la Perla. Oil on wood. 30 x 30 cm. 2023. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Inéditad Gallery, thanks to its founder Luis López, its collaborators and the infinite possibilities manifested in the works of the artists it represents, is a gallery that has demonstrated its capacity and courage to stimulate the sensibility of the public through art and seduce a generation that moves between the glass window and the analogical story. Inéditad is a nomadic gallery that has gathered around it a community of artists and has moved the context with exhibition projects that think about LGTBIQ+ art without prejudices.

Pepa Salas Vilar. Las marcas del arcoiris. Oil on canvas. 40 x 50 cm. 2022. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Pride and Prejudice was inaugurated. An exhibition that brings together the works of sixteen artists: Abel Carrillo, Alex Domènech, Carlos Enfedaque, Silvia Flechoso, Jamalajama, Daniel Jaén, Claudio Petit-Laurent, Jean Carlos Puerto, Fernando Romero, Pablo Rodríguez, Pepa Salas Vilar, Jack Smith, Pablo Sola, Bran Sólo, Elia Tomás and Utürüo. Painting, illustration, photography and digital art are the manifestations that bring into dialogue around fifty neatly threaded pieces, in a discursive line that discusses such a latent phenomenon as discrimination. To achieve this, the artists invited to the exhibition question themselves whether: Does discrimination exist within the LGTBIQ+ collective?

Pride and Prejudice Official Poster. Image courtesy of the gallery.

With approaches on and from the body, the proposal invites to celebrate diversity, proposes to question and self-question the prejudices and attitudes of society against the collective. Pride and Prejudice is a space for dialogue about the constructs imposed on us by society. It is also an oasis in which to deconstruct with tolerance and respect the subjectivities that sometimes prevent us from approaching the production of the participating artists, simply because "the beautiful" does not fit in an androgynous body. The subjugation of stereotypes are pressed with determination to find the beauty of diversity in other palpable facets of reality.

Pablo Sola. All men are dogs. Photography. 2014. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Throughout these three years Inéditad has stimulated the vindictive projection towards bad practices, has questioned estates around the LGTBIQ+ body and the most admirable thing, is that these capacities have resurfaced around the dialogue and the visual narrative of the stories that are told from the visual: Artworks that are people, art that is, per se, humanity. Overcome impositions and accept what is different in order to continue fighting against homophobia, biphobia, lesbophobia or transphobia and defend the equal rights that all the acronyms of the collective deserve in our community.

That's Pride and Prejudice: One creature, the happiest in the world. And maybe other projects and other people have said it - or felt it - before, but none so fairly.

Silvia Flechoso. Hola, soy maricón. Oil on canvas. 73 x 54 cm. 2023. Image courtesy of the gallery.

From June 8th until June 22nd you can visit Pride and Prejudice. Carrer de Palau núm. 4. Canal Gallery space. Barcelona.