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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

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  • Villahermosa Palace, site of the museum © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    Villahermosa Palace, site of the museum © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

  • Villahermosa Palace, site of the museum © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    Villahermosa Palace, site of the museum © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

  • Room in the museum © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    Room in the museum © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

  • Giovanni Bellini. 'Nunc dimittis'. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum © Turespaña

    Giovanni Bellini. 'Nunc dimittis'. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum © Turespaña

  • Paul Gauguin. 'Mata Mua' ('Once upon a time'), 1892 © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    Paul Gauguin. 'Mata Mua' ('Once upon a time'), 1892 © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

  

Category

Fine Arts

Owner

Private
Paseo del Prado 8
28014 Madrid
Madrid

Telephone+34 902760511

E-mailmtb@museothyssen.org

Websitehttp://www.museothyssen.org

Temporary exhibitions

Tradition and history of a legacy.

One of the best private collections of paintings in the world.

For several generations, the family collected a large number of works that today are exhibited in this museum. The architect Rafael Moneo remodelled and renovated the Villahermosa Palace, a building from the early 19th century, for this very purpose. It is said that this museum is the perfect complement to the Prado and Reina Sofía museums, because it bridges the gaps in their respective collections. There are splendid works, dating from the 14th century up to the masterly pop art of the 20th century. This is a wonderful place for a journey through the different "Isms" of art, starting with Impressionism. A new building with 18 rooms, which houses the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, has recently been added to the museum. Two of these rooms are used for temporary exhibits.

Essential works

  • Pablo Ruiz Picasso. ‘Man with a Clarinet’. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Madrid © Sucesión Pablo Picasso / De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    Man with a clarinet

    One of the masterpieces of Analytical Cubism

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  • Pablo Ruiz Picasso. ‘The Harvesters’. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Madrid © Sucesión Pablo Picasso / De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    The Harvesters

    It is one of the most representative paintings in Pablo Picasso's work at the beginning of the 20th century.

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  • Georges Braque. ‘Marina. L'Estaque’. Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza. Madrid © De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    Seascape. L'Estaque

    It is one of George Braque's few truly Fauve paintings.

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  • Pablo Ruiz Picasso. ‘Harlequin with Mirror’. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Madrid © Sucesión Pablo Picasso / De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    Harlequin with a mirror

    This work is representative of the period in which Picasso began to use a new artistic idiom inspired by classical painting, with which he reinterpreted traditional subjects through Cubism.

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  • ‘Self-portrait wearing a hat and two chains’ © Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid.

    Self-portrait wearing a hat and two chains

    One of Rembrandt's most exceptional self-portraits and a faithful mirror into his soul.

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  • ‘Swaying Dancer (Dancer in Green)’ © Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid.

    Swaying dancer (Dancer in green)

    With this work Degas introduces spectators into the world of the ballet which held such fascination for him.

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  • ‘Still Life with a Chinese Bowl, Nautilus Cup and Other Objects’ © Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid.

    Still life with a Chinese bowl, Nautilus cup and other objects

    This superb still life is a compendium of the work of the artist and exemplifies some of the most outstanding elements of his style.

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  • ‘Still Life with Fruit’ © Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid.

    Still Life with Fruit

    This canvas is regarded as one of the high points of Moillon's painting career.

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  • ‘Racehorses in a Landscape’ © Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid.

    Racehorses in a landscape

    This work is in the tradition of the outdoor horseracing scenes originating in England in the late 18th century.

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  • Georgia O´Keeffe. ‘New York Street with Moon’. Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza. Madrid © De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    New York with Moon

    This painting is the first one that the popular American painter Georgia O'Keefe made of the city of New York.

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Temporary exhibitions

  • Detail of the painting by Equipo Crónica. 'La salita', 1970. Acrylic on canvas. 200 x 200 cm.

    Exhibition: Pop Art Myths

    This summer has a 'Pop Art' flavour in the Thyssen Museum in de Madrid thanks to an exhibition on this movement featuring famous works by Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein and Hockney.

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  • Lawrence Alma-Tadema. The roses of Heliogabalus, 1888. Oil on canvas, 132.7 x 214.4 cm

    Exhibition: Alma-Tadema and Victorian painting in the Pérez Simón Collection

     The Thyssen Museum in Madrid gives us the chance to see a selection of works by the most emblematic of 19th-century English painters.

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  • Left: Alberto Giacometti. Portrait of a woman (Rita) (?). 1965. Oil on canvas. 86 x 65 cm. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum // Right: Frans Hals (attributed). Fishermen playing the violin, ca. 1630. Oil on canvas. 86.4 x 70 cm. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

    Exhibition: Exchanging gazes 9. Finished/Unfinished

    The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid takes a new look at its collection with the programme of exhibitions entitled 'Exchanging gazes'. On this occasion it does so by exploring the concept of the 'unfinished' in painting.

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  • William Merritt Chase The Kimono c. 1895 Oil on canvas. 89.5 x 115 cm. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid

    Exhibition: American Impressionism

    The exhibition is the first chance to see in Spain an anthology dedicated to the North American Impressionism movement.

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Come and visit

Timetables

Tuesday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Monday

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Closed: Mondays, 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.

Rates

General: €10

Reduced: €7

Monday

Free admission

Discount (only at ticket office with proof): over-65s, pensioners, students, Youth Card holders, disabled persons, large families and Fine Art teachers.

Free admission: under-12s, unemployed persons (with ID).

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