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CHRONOLOGY 1986-2010

1986-1989
  • On June 2, 1986, the Residencia de Estudiantes recovered its name and in 1989, under the initiative of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, the Residencia de Estudiantes Foundation was established, with a Board of Trustees that included several public and private institutions.
  • The process of recovering the archives started with the documents of the Junta para Ampliación de Estudios and the Museo Pedagógico Nacional.
  • The International Symposium, “La Junta para Ampliación de Estudios, 80 años después”, was held.
  • The series Poesía en Residencia began, with readings by Rafael Alberti and Jaime Gil de Biedma as well as the series Música en la Residencia, with a lute concert performed by Hopkinson Smith.
  • The first publications of the Residencia appeared: the facsimile edition of the journal Residencia, and La Residencia de Estudiantes. 1910-1936, by Margarita Sáenz de la Calzada.
  • In 1998, the Residencia started its fellowship program. The following year, the Madrid City Council awarded its first grants for young researchers and artists.
1990-1995
  • The remodeling plans of the pavilions and gardens of the Residencia began, and concluded in 2001.
  • José Moreno Villa’s library and archives arrived at the Residencia from Mexico.
  • The Residencia purchased its first archival material: León Sánchez Cuesta’s library and archives.
  • Among the series held at the Residencia, “Viena 1900”, with Francesco Dal Co, Stephen E. Toulmin, Massimo Cacciari, Peter Gay, William McGrath, and Edward Timms stood out.
  • Exhibitions:
    1. Los Putrefactos by Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca. Drawings and documents.
  • The series “Las dos culturas,” was held, with José Elguero, Francisco J. Ayala, Diego Gracia, and Josefina Gómez Mendoza among the participants.
  • The Residencia recovered its publishing stamp, with the publications of the Archivo de la palabra, the second edition of the journal Residencia, and Juan Marichal’s El intelectual y la política en España.
  • The Residencia was awarded the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Gold Medal) .
1996-2000
  • Gonzalo Rojas opened the series “Poeta en Residencia".
  • Exhibitions:
    1. Crucero universitario por el Mediterráneo (verano de 1933)
    2. Rafael Barradas y Juan Gutiérrez Gili (1916-1929)
    3. ¡Viva don Luis! 1927. Desde Góngora a Sevilla
    4. Brossa piensa en Federico
    5. Un siglo de ciencia en España
    6. Luis Buñuel. El ojo de la libertad
    7. Emilio Prados, 1899-1962
  • “Ágora para la ciencia,” series began, with Antonio García-Bellido, Francisco J. Ynduráin, Ramón Margalef, Francisco García Olmedo, and Antonio Luque;  and “Ser europeos en el siglo XXI” with Claudio Magris, Ian Kershaw, Alain de Botton, José Álvarez Junco,and Francisco Jarauta, among others.
  • The Generalitat de Catalunya awarded the Premio Blanquerna to the Residencia.
2001-2005
  • The remodeling plans concluded.
  • Exhibitions:
    1. Luis Cernuda, 1902-1963
    2. Arnold Schönberg, 1874-1951
    3. Alberti sobre los ángeles
    4. Rafael Santos Torroella. En los márgenes de la poesía y el arte
    5. Ruedo Ibérico. Un desafío intelectual
    6. Einstein en España
  • The “Encuentros Internacionales de Poesía” began, with Gonzalo Rojas, Henrik Nordbrandt, José Manuel Caballero Bonald, and José Emilio Pacheco.
  • The Madrid City Council awarded its Gold Medal to the Residencia.
2006-2011
  • Exhibitions:
    1. Juan Ramón Jiménez. Premio Nobel 1956
    2. Las Misiones Pedagógicas, 1931-1936
    3. La Junta para Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas, 1907-1939
    4. La Generación del 27
    5. Le Corbusier, Madrid, 1928
    6. Viajeros por el conocimiento (Travellers through knowledge)
  • The Residencia is designated as a Patrimonio europeo (European Heritage Site).
  • The Second International Congress, “La Junta para Ampliación de Estudios en su centenario” was held.
  • Exhibition: Dalí, Lorca y la Residencia de Estudiantes, CaixaForum (Madrid), September 2010 - February 2011.
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