09 Mar 2020
BBVA Global Wealth (GW), the BBVA Group private global banking unit has entered into an agreement with art advisory firm We Collect to expand its art advisory services to customers in Spain and Switzerland. One of BBVA GW’s goals is to promote non-financial art-related issues, incorporating new opportunities for customers throughout 2020.
04 Mar 2020
On Sunday, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opened its latest in a long line of collaborations with BBVA USA: The traveling exhibition Glory of Spain: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library.
03 Mar 2020
AVA Digital Awards recently recognized the BBVA Music Sessions for the second consecutive year, highlighting the unique concert series that features rising artists in multiple popular genres. These exclusive BBVA Music Sessions are part of the bank’s multiyear agreement with AEG to create one-of-a-kind opportunities for customers in the form of innovative events, concerts and brand activations.
25 Oct 2019
The exhibition ‘Sound Art?’, sponsored exclusively by the BBVA Foundation, addresses the issue of sound in art and raises the possibility of this aesthetic category. The art show explores the presence of sound elements in 20th Century visual arts. Curated by the expert Arnau Horta, the exhibit is open to visitors at the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona from October 26, 2019 through February 23, 2020.
23 Sep 2019
Pop/R&B artist Iyla performed on September 19 at one of the award-winning BBVA Music Sessions concerts for free at the Brick at Blue Star.
01 Aug 2019
BBVA and AEG, as part of its multi-year agreement, are jump starting the second round of BBVA Music Sessions starting on August 30 in Houston, celebrating the 183rd year since Houston was founded with a free concert in the heart of downtown. Powered by AXS, the kickoff of the award-winning concert series is headlined by platinum-certified singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin, who started taking over playlists with his now RIAA platinum certified single “Let Me Down Slowly” from his critically acclaimed debut mixtape “Narrated For You.” Most recently, the young artist released his spellbinding and biographical new single “Jesus in LA” alongside an official video that tackles the highs and lows in the city of Angels. Joining Alec will be MAX, who is fresh off his iHeartRadio Music Awards nomination as 2019’s Best New Pop Artist and known for his global hit ‘Lights Down Low’.
21 Jun 2019
BBVA is at a pivotal point of digital transformation bringing the age of opportunity to everyone. This deserves an identity that reflects our commitment to innovation, our unified position in the marketplace, and the promise we offer to our customers.
23 Apr 2019
Art as an investment is gaining momentum as a way to help diversify wealthy customers’ portfolios. BBVA’s global private banking unit, Global Wealth, has an agreement with the consulting firm The Fine Art Group to offer its customers comprehensive art advisory services. The goal is for high net-worth customers to understand and manage art as an investment.
22 Mar 2019
The exhibition “Thing Indescribable” by Jenny Holzer will be open to the public until September 9th. Sponsored by the BBVA Foundation, the exhibition consists of a wide range of artwork created specifically for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. BBVA Foundation Director Rafael Pardo, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Director Juan Ignacio Vidarte, the artist Jenny Holzer and curator Petra Joos attended the opening event.
30 Oct 2018
The exhibition brings together nearly 200 works reconstructing some of the lesser known phases of Surrealism in the 1930s,1940s, and early 1950s – through the lens of Lee Miller. The exhibition is organized like a dialog between Miller’s photographs and works by artists such as Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, Man Ray, Eileen Agar, Paul Nash, Salvador Dalí, Giorgio de Chirico, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Maruja Mallo, Dora Maar, and others.
18 Jun 2018
BBVA Group Executive Chairman Francisco González and José Pedro Pérez-Llorca, the President of the Board of Trustees of the Museo del Prado, today inaugurated the first major exhibition dedicated solely to the portraits of Lorenzo Lotto. Jointly organized with the National Gallery of London, the show is exclusively sponsored by the BBVA Foundation.
31 May 2018
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao opens “Chagall. The Breakthrough Years, 1911-1919,” sponsored by the BBVA Foundation. The exhibition, which runs through September 2, consists of more than 80 early paintings and drawings by the Russian-born French artist.
09 May 2018
Travelling is one of the greatest pleasures in life. Visiting new cities, learning about new cultures and other languages is a dream for many. But travelling across the globe is not as easy as it seems. Fortunately, paintings have the power of taking us to other places and eras. BBVA Collection has set out to bring all corners of the world together, so that we can have them at hand’s reach.
22 Mar 2018
One of the biggest pieces of news these days in the art world comes in the form of a rare Picasso piece once owned by Gertrude Stein.
09 Jan 2018
BBVA offers its private banking clients access to the best art advisory service in the world, to help them develop their taste and passion within the most promising sectors of the art market. BBVA has partnered with The Fine Art Group, a global art and finance house, to provide its clients with an art advisory service. But, what does art advisory really entail?
14 Nov 2017
BBVA Compass has agreed to a multiyear agreement with the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company AEG to create opportunities for customers across the country, including events, concerts and brand activations at some of AEG’s key venues. The deal names BBVA Compass the exclusive banking partner across Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Ogden Theatre (both in Denver, Colorado), and Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (Texas).
31 Oct 2017
25 Sep 2017
The BBVA Historical Archive is a private business archive that traces its roots back 160 years, to the bank´s founding in 1857. Located in Bilbao, it houses the basic documentation of the three banks that would later form BBVA: Banco de Bilbao, Banco de Vizcaya and Argentaria. During the 19th and most of 20th Century, their geographical context was largely limited to Spain; it was only at the end of the 20th century that BBVA began its international expansion.
19 Sep 2017
Actors Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks recently hosted The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles’ (SCLA) 27th Annual Simply Shakespeare benefit on Sept. 18, where BBVA Compass gave its inaugural Bright Futures Award to an army veteran who is bringing opportunities to those in need.
05 Sep 2017
The art market today is opening up to new audiences. Maecenas is a startup that, through blockchain technology, allows users to invest In art in a fractionated manner, as if they were shareholders in an artwork.
14 Aug 2017
Just as they do every summer, the streets of Paris, New York and Madrid prepare to be discovered by visitors and to enliven their imagination. Who hasn´t dreamed at one time or another of strolling through their favorite city two hundred years ago and living its history in first person? There´s no need to go on dreaming. Thanks to the BBVA Collection, we can go around the world and revisit the past.
19 Jul 2017
Today, Istanbul Jazz Festival which is being organized by İKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts) since 1994, is not merely identified with jazz music but also offers a wide selection of different genres including rock, pop, blues, reggae, funk, world music, as well as experimental work combining electronic music and jazz, covering a huge geographical region ranging from Latin America to Northern Europe.
12 Jul 2017
BBVA Global Wealth, the private banking unit of BBVA, will be partnering with the consulting firm The Fine Art Group to offer its customers comprehensive art advice. The goal is to help BBVA’s Private Banking clients understand and manage art as an investment. This service is currently available in Spain, Mexico and Switzerland and will soon be expanded to other regions.
05 Jul 2017
Every summer, in early July, the Grand-Place in Brussels returns to the 16th century and receives the Court of Charles V. For three days, the centre of Brussels becomes the home of period costumes, jousting on horseback, and crossbow tournaments in celebration of the Ommegang Festivities.
04 Apr 2017
His Majesty, Emeritus King Juan Carlos and Her Majesty, Emeritus Queen Sofía opened the exhibition “Treasures of the Hispanic Society Museum and Library” at the Prado Museum today, accompanied by the Minister of Education, Culture and Sports Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, BBVA Global Executive Chairman Francisco González and the Chair of the Museum’s Board, José Pedro Pérez-Llorca.
03 Apr 2017
When Juan Vespucci drew the first complete image of the world, 500 years ago, he could have never imagined that his Mapa Mundi would be flying around the world from a still not very well traced location in North America. 200 artistic treasures from the most prominent collection of Spanish art outside the Iberian Peninsula have travelled from the home of the Hispanic Society of New York, to dress up the walls of the Prado Museum, from April 4th through September 10th.
03 Feb 2017
While the U.S. consolidated its role as an international power in the mid-20th Century, New York overtook Paris as the global epicenter of Western art. The paintings of the new American artists who conquered the world -Pollock, Rothko, de Kooning and Motherwell- can be seen at the Guggenheim Museum’s exhibit in Bilbao, Abstract Expressionism, sponsored by the BBVA Foundation.
02 Feb 2017
On Tuesday, Jan. 31, BBVA Compass and national television personality and lifestyle expert Sandra Lee invited guests to celebrate the bank’s “51 Ways to #LiveBright in Houston” at the “BBVA Compass Big Game Headquarters” located at 5201 Green Tree Road in Tanglewood. The guest list for the cocktail reception included the people, places, and things affiliated with the “51 Ways” list along with local influencers.
20 Jan 2017
In 1939, composer Steve Reich was a boy taking a train from New York to Los Angeles to visit his divorced parents. Meanwhile, other children in Europe – Jews, just like him – were taking trains to Nazi extermination camps. Fifty years later, the contrast between his childhood memories and the horror of the Holocaust inspired Different Trains. Beatriz Caravaggio offers a video re-creation of the musical piece.
30 Dec 2016
The Crack is the field diary of two journalists trying to understand what is going on in the European Union. A journalistic comic book, published with support from the BBVA Foundation, where photographer Carlos Spottorno and journalist Guillermo Abril recount their experiences from the boundaries of a Europe in crisis.
27 Dec 2016
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26 Oct 2016
As any visitor to my house will be able to tell, I love maps. Our living room is full of them. A Soviet map of Portsmouth (complete with Cyrillic labels) gazes across the room at old maps of South America and Italy. A large Mercator world map occupies an entire wall while Charles Minard’s celebrated map of Napoleon’s ill-fated Moscow campaign hangs in the hallway.
21 Oct 2016
BBVA Compass added another brush stroke to its big picture commitment to the arts, becoming the lead corporate sponsor of “Degas: A New Vision” at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
The exhibition features more than 200 pieces by celebrated Impressionist Edgar Degas, taken from public and private collections from around the world. It is the most significant international survey of the work of Degas in nearly 30 years, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston is the only U.S. venue to present the exhibition. It opened on Oct. 16.
06 Oct 2016
BBVA Compass and Christie’s kicked off a four-city tour this week to bring high-end American art to the bank’s clients in Houston, Denver, San Diego and Birmingham, Ala.
03 Oct 2016
With the cold air and cloudy sky, spring did not appear to be embracing the guests at the world’s most important art fair held every year in Basel (Switzerland). This small city, Basel, is characterised by its location on the northern frontier of Switzerland, bordering with France and Germany and every spring it makes itself ready for the artistic commotion implied when hosting the year’s most important contemporary and modern art event: Art Basel.
16 Sep 2016
El Bosco. El jardín de los sueños (Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights) will premier in Mexican theaters this weekend. Directed by José Luis López Linares and sponsored by the BBVA Foundation, the documentary will also be released in the U.S. on September 24th.
For almost a decade, the BBVA Bancomer Foundation has been supporting the filmmaking vision, dreams and talent of young university students through its Hazlo en Cortometraje (Do it in a Short Film) contest. This year’s contest, with over 1,113 submissions, has been a success. The works are produced by Mexican students – the contest only recently opened to participants from other countries – and focus on topics that basically aim to drive a change in attitude among society with respect to different issues.
31 Aug 2016
The Turkish Way, the second movie by the Roca brothers and BBVA, will be premiered on Monday 19 September at the 6th edition of the culinary section of the San Sebastian Film Festival. This second installment follows Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca during their trip to Turkey before the 2015 BBVA Tour, which over a period of 5 weeks visited several countries to pay tribute to their cuisine. The owners of El Celler de Can Roca discovered the history and gastronomic potential of Turkey through young chefs, sommeliers and local producers.
31 May 2016
The King and Queen of Spain and princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened at the Prado Museum the most complete and highest quality exhibition ever devoted to Bosch. With the sole sponsorship of BBVA Foundation, the exhibition brings together 21 original paintings and 8 original drawings by the artist loaned from collections and museums around the world.
18 May 2016
In the Ezpeleta Este neighborhood, a mile or so from downtown Buenos Aires, Alejandro Pérez [BBVA Francés, Argentina] walks the streets to the sound of tango music. Making it here wasn’t easy.
18 Apr 2016
Big Data is one of the most important concepts of the 21st Century. The difficulty is not obtaining the data – that’s relatively simple. The real challenge lies in interpreting and analyzing data. Luckily, we have visualization tools that help us understand and process the information.
05 Apr 2016
He has traveled halfway around the world looking for the perfect picture. Today, after winning over 40 international awards and the recognition of the photography world, Pere Soler (BBVA Spain) continues to see the world through his camera lens.
09 Oct 2015
BBVA Chairman Francisco González received last night in New York the Sorolla Medal with which the Hispanic Society of America distinguishes public figures and institutions that stand out for their contribution to Hispanic arts and culture. Along with BBVA Chairman, Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize in Literature, and Carlos Fitz-James Stuart, the Duke of Alba, were also awarded.
17 Apr 2015
As games evolve, so does the way we access them. We enjoy them on various screens and also pay for such content in other ways. We have gone from a one-off payment for a physical copy to microtransactions that make games more accessible to the masses and opens up new possibilities for monetizing and doing business. They are the future, and many case studies corroborate that this is where the industry is heading.
09 Oct 2014
The Colombian Laura Parra, the winner of the Innovators Under 35 award in 2013, organized by MIT Technology Review in its Spanish edition in partnership with BBVA, has developed a video game that helps children with mobility problems in their rehabilitation therapy.