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Reina Sofía National Art Museum

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  • Sabatini building © Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    Sabatini building © Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

  • Partial view of Room 206 in the museum, with 'Woman with a vase' and 'Guernica' by Picasso. ©Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    Partial view of Room 206 in the museum, with 'Woman with a vase' and 'Guernica' by Picasso. ©Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

  • Nouvel building © Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    Nouvel building © Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

  • Garden in the Sabatini building  © Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    Garden in the Sabatini building © Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

  • Miró, «Hombre con pipa» © Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    Miró, «Hombre con pipa» © Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

  • Garden in the Sabatini building  © Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    Garden in the Sabatini building © Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

  

Category

Contemporary art, Fine Arts

Owner

State
Calle Santa Isabel 52
28012 Madrid
Madrid

Telephone+34 917741000

Fax+ 34 917741056

E-mailinfo@museoreinasofia.es

Websitehttp://www.museoreinasofia.es

Temporary exhibitions

An original setting

The museum is located in the old General Hospital built by the architect Sabatini under the orders of Charles III of Spain, and was designated a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1977. It is home to one of the world’s most highly-prized permanent collections.

The museum’s collections come from two sources, the old MEAC (Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art) collections and acquisitions made by the museum itself, in addition to works bequeathed by the Catalan artists Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró. The permanent collection is located on the second floor, divided into rooms dedicated to Nonell, Anglada Camarasa, Iturrino, Zuloaga, Solana and María Blanchard, among other early 20th-century Spanish painters; the Cubist movement, Picasso, Dalí, Miró, and a room entitled "Ideas". Temporary exhibitions are held in the museum’s main venue, the Velázquez Palace and the Crystal Palace. The latest trends by the newest up-and-coming artists are on display in the area called "Espacio UNO", which occupies the ground floor of the main building. Picasso's "Guernica" is one of the most important works exhibited here.

The museum was enlarged in 2005 to create new exhibition areas. The area devoted to the permanent collection has been increased by over 50%, making the Reina Sofia one of the largest contemporary art museums in the world today. The extension comprises three buildings, mainly dedicated to temporary collections. There is also an auditorium seating 500 people and another smaller one with 200 seats, along with a large arts and humanities library.

Essential works

Temporary exhibitions

  • Art Is Political, 1975, Carole Condé + Karl Beveridge © Cortesía de los artistas

    Exhibition: Really useful knowledge

    The Reina Sofía National Art Centre hosts this exhibition comprising historical and other more recent works to explore the issue of what could today be considered "really useful knowledge".

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  • Daniel G. Andújar. Estamos vigilando, 1994. Intervention/action by the Grupo Bajamar/The Low Tide Group on the beach in San Sebastián. Courtesy of the artist.

    Exhibition: Daniel G. Andújar: Operating system

    The visual artist Daniel G. Andújar is regarded as one of the foremost representatives of Internet art in Spain. This exhibition in the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid highlights some of his work.

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  • View of room in the exhibition

    Exhibition: Collectionism and Modernity. Two case studies: the Im Obersteg and Rudolf Staechelin collections

    The Reina Sofía National Art Museum in Madrid brings together these two outstanding collections of early modernity, belonging to the Kunstmuseum Basel in Switzerland.

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  • Paul Klee. Senecio (Baldgreis), 1922. Oil on chalk-primed gauze mounted on cardboard. Kunstmuseum Basel

    Exhibition: White Fire. The Kunstmuseum Basel Modern Collection

    The Reina Sofía National Art Museum in Madrid presents a selection of around one hundred 20th century masterpieces from the Kunstmuseum Basel collection.  

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Come and visit

Timetables

Wednesday to Saturday and Monday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Sunday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Closing days: Tuesday

Rates

General: €8

Reduced: €4

Services

Audio guide

Café / restaurant

Cloakroom service

Shop

Guided tours

Accessibility

Guide dogs permitted

Lift

Disabled toilets

Information in braille

Car park

Ramps

Sign guides

Wheelchairs

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