Bartolomé Cossío (1857-1935) was one of the most relevant pedagogues and art historians of his time. That is why the refreshing project carried out by the ILE pays special attention to this figure.
He was the main and closest disciple of Francisco Giner de los Ríos and continued his duty as the head of the ILE after his death in 1915. In 1916 he inaugurated the Foundation that was named after his master, in order to preserve the tangible and intellectual heritage of the ILE as well as its continuity. Francisco Giner de los Ríos Foundation identifies itself since then with the ILE and its proposal to improve the Spanish Society through education and the study of science.
This exhibition about Manuel B. Cossío is aimed to make known his intellectual legacy and honour him in the year that commemorates, thanks to his own initiative, the century of the creation of the Francisco Giner de los Ríos Foundation. On this occasion, documents, pictures, footages, letters, books, magazines, suits, manuscripts and some pieces of pottery have been collected and displayed in different sections of the exhibition together with paintings and sculptures by several artists such as el Greco, Aureliano de Beruete, Ramón Casas, Joaquín Sorolla, Carlos de Haes, Joaquín Torres-García, Federico García Lorca, Benjamín Palencia or Salvador Dalí.