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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

  • Nayri Baghramian. Breathing Spell. View of the exhibition in the Palacio de Cristal. Reina Sofia National Art Museum © Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores. Photography archive of the Reina Sofia National Art Museum

    Exhibition: Nairy Baghramian. Breathing Spell

    The Reina Sofia National Art Museum is holding the first exhibition of Iranian artist Nairy Baghramian in Spain, at the Palacio de Cristal in the Buen Retiro Park.

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  • View of an exhibition room “Russian Dada. 1914-1924”. Reina Sofia National Art Centre Museum, 2018. Photograph: Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores. Photography archive of the Reina Sofia National Art Museum.

    Exhibition: Russian Dada 1914-1924

    The Reina Sofia Museum presents an unprecedented exhibition of Russian avant-garde art and Dadaism, in which it explores the innovation and artistic restlessness shared by both movements.

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  • Francisco Ontañón. Living in Madrid, 1964 - 1965 © Francisco Ontañón

    An Approach to AFAL. The Autric-Tamayo Donation

    The exhibition, held as part of PhotoEspaña 2018, presents the work of 13 well-known photographers who formed part of the collective which would renew Spanish photography in the second half of the 20th century.

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  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music), 1943. Tate: acquired with support from the Art Fund and the American Fund for the Tate Gallery 1997

    Exhibition: Dorothea Tanning. Behind the Door, Another Invisible Door

    A journey through the many and varied works of one of the twentieth century’s most important and versatile artists. She wanted her art to “lead the eye towards spaces that hid, revealed, transformed all at once and where there would be some never-before-seen image.”

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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 1.30 pm to 7 pm.

Buy tickets in advance online: €8

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

Reservations

Website: https://entradas.museoreinasofia.es

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