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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

  • David Bestué. “Épica y lírica (polvo de ruina y pétalos de rosa)”, 2016 © Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    Exhibition: David Bestué. Rosi Amor

    The Madrid neighbourhoods of Las Tablas and Vallecas, and the Monastery of El Escorial, are the foundation of the material and formal investigation of the Barcelona-born artist David Bestué in his latest sculptures.

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  • George Herriman,

    Exhibition: George Herriman. Krazy Kat is Krazy Kat is Krazy Kat

    Examining comics as a mass medium and artistic influence. This is the main goal of an exhibition of works by the American cartoonist George Herriman.

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  • Esther Ferrer. Intimate and personal. Score, 1977 © Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

    Exhibition: Esther Ferrer. All Variations Are Valid, Including this One

    Esther Ferrer (San Sebastián, 1937), a pioneer of performance art in Spain, reflects on the mobilisation and transformation of the body, and the creative process in time and space.

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  • William Kentridge. Set model from the opera Wozzeck, 2016. From the artist's own collection © Museo Reina Sofía

    Exhibition: William Kentridge. Enough and Too Much

    The first exhibition of work by the South African artist, who won the 2017 Princess of Asturias Prize for the Arts.

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  • Juan Gris, La guitare sur la table [Guitar on table], 1913. Image courtesy of the Fundación Telefónica © Fernando Maquieira

    Exhibition: Cubism(s) and Experiences of Modernity

    The Reina Sofía Museum and the Fundación Telefónica present this exhibition, gathering Cubist works from the collections of both institutions

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  • George Condo, ‘Untitled‘ 1993 © Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. On loan from the Soledad Lorenzo collection. Photograph: Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores

    Exhibition: Soledad Lorenzo (II). Personal Issues

    Nearly 400 works on temporary loan from the gallery owner Soledad Lorenzo to the Reina Sofía Museum populate the second part of a double exhibition which began with ‘Meeting Point’, on Spanish art in the 80s and 90s.

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  • View of the ‘Pessoa. All Art Is a Form of Literature‘ exhibition

    Exhibition: Pessoa. All Art Is a Form of Literature

    The Reina Sofía National Art Museum presents the little-known Portuguese avant-garde through its main literary exponent, Fernando Pessoa, and Portuguese artists of his generation.

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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

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Guide dogs permitted

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Disabled toilets

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Mar 12, 2018

Concert / recital

Reina Sofía National Art Museum - Madrid
Series 20/21.Ensemble of the Cadaqués Orchestra

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Apr 2, 2018

Concert / recital

Reina Sofía National Art Museum - Madrid
Series 20/21. Notos Quartet

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