Art and culture

Arte y cultura

Banco Santander, committed with carries out an intense activity to protect and disseminate art and culture.

The Group organized and supported exhibitions in various institutions and museums, promotes courses for specialists, and organises educational projects such as visits and workshops for families and schools trying to approach art to communities.

Managed by Banco Santander Foundation, the Santander Collection has more than 1,000 artworks cataloged and collects Spanish painting from the late Middle Ages to the present, with significant presence of Flemish, Dutch, Italian and French of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, other artworks such as drawing, sculpture and decorative arts, with splendid collections of tapestries, ceramics, furniture and clocks. Deserve a chapter the interesting collection of coins, consisting of 2,218 pieces of all ages. Meanwhile, Santander Brasil collection also collect more than 1,000 artworks including paintings, sculptures and engravings, all modern artists, of great importance in Brazilian art.

In music, the Foundation supports various educational projects, and it cooperates with institutions such as the Gran Teatro del Liceo, the Fundación Albéniz and the Teatro Real in Madrid.

Furthermore, the Foundation organises conferences and debates and carries out a significant publishing activity.

Banco Santander Foundation in Spain ( and Santander Cultural in Brasil (, are the leading exponents of cultural investment that the group develops.