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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

  • Collection. Gallery 206. Floor 2, Sabatini Building. Guernica.

    Exhibition: Pity and terror: Picasso’s Path to Guernica

    'El Guernica', the famous painting by Pablo Picasso, was first shown 80 years ago, and the Reina Sofía National Art Museum is marking the occasion with this commemorative exhibition.

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  • View of the exhibition in the Palacio de Cristal © Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores. Museo Nacional Reina Sofía

    Exhibition: Rosa Barba. Solar Flux Recordings

    A constant in the work of the Italian artist Rosa Barba is the contextualisation of her interventions in their architectural setting. This means that “Solar Flux Recordings” is a project designed specifically for Madrid’s Palacio de Cristal.

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  • View of the exhibition room ‘Lee Lozano: Force the machine’ © Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores. Museo Nacional Reina Sofía

    Exhibition: Lee Lozano. Force the machine

    Around 150 paintings and drawings from the American artist Lee Lozano are on exhibition at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid. ‘Force the Machine’ is the first retrospective held in Spain from an artist who questioned all the social structures imposed in the 60s.

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  • Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre. Baptism Under Triglav, The Retrogarde Event, 1986 © Marco Modic. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    Exhibition: NSK from Kapital to Capital. Neue Slowenische Kunst

    The Reina Sofía National Art Museum hosts the first retrospective in Spain of the artists’ collective NSK (Neue Slowenische Kunst): New Slovenian Art.

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Come and visit

Timetables

Monday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Wednesday to Saturday

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: €10

Reduced: €5

Children: Free admission

Students: Free admission

Retired persons: Free admission

Admission free:
Monday: from 7 pm to 9 pm.
From Wednesday to Saturday: from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Sunday: from 2.30 pm to 7 pm.

Buy tickets in advance online: €8

Services

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Cloakroom service

Shop

Guided tours

Accessibility

Guide dogs permitted

Lift

Disabled toilets

Information in braille

Car park

Ramps

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