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National Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

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  • External façade of the National Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid © Pablo Casares. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    External façade of the National Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid © Pablo Casares. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

  • Exhibition room at the National Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid © Pablo Casares. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    Exhibition room at the National Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid © Pablo Casares. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

  • Tour for children at the National Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid © Pablo Casares. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    Tour for children at the National Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid © Pablo Casares. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

  • Caravaggio, “Saint Catherine of Alexandria”, c. 1598 © Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

    Caravaggio, “Saint Catherine of Alexandria”, c. 1598 © Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

  • Édouard Manet, “Horsewoman, Full-Face”, c. 1882 © Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

    Édouard Manet, “Horsewoman, Full-Face”, c. 1882 © Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

  • Zurbarán, “Saint Casilda”, c. 1630-1635 © Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

    Zurbarán, “Saint Casilda”, c. 1630-1635 © Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

  

Category

Fine Arts

Owner

State
Paseo del Prado 8
28014 Madrid
Madrid

Telephone+34 917911370

E-mailcavthyssen@museothyssen.org

Websitehttp://www.museothyssen.org

Temporary exhibitions

A journey through the history of art from the 13th to the 20th century.

With close to a thousand works in the exhibition, visitors can admire the major schools and periods of western art, from the Renaissance through Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, Romanticism and the art of the 19th and 20th centuries to Pop Art.

The collection also includes some movements that are not as represented in collections at other state museums such as Impressionism, Fauvism, German Expressionism and Avant-garde experimentalists from the early 20th century. It also displays its important collection of 19th-century American painting which is unique among European museums. Some of the masters that can be seen include Durero, Rafael, Tiziano, Rubens, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Manet, Renoir, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Kandinsky, Picasso, Hopper and Rothko.

The private collection was created by Baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza and his son. Since 2004, 200 works from the collection of Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza have been added, which complete the styles and genres currently in the museum. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum also has a programme of temporary exhibitions, educational activities, courses and workshops for all audiences.

Essential works

Temporary exhibitions

  • Balthus, “Thérèse Dreaming”, 1938. Oil on canvas, 149.9 x 129.5 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998 © Balthus, 2019

    Exhibition: Balthus

    The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum presents a retrospective of French artist Balthus, considered one of the greatest masters of the 20th century.

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  • Amar Kanwar, “The Scene of the Crime”, 2011, single-channel video installation. Coproduced by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, with the support of Centre Pompidou. Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection. Still: courtesy of the artist | Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris and New York

    Exhibition: Amar Kanwar

    The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum presents two of the most important installations by the Indian artist and filmmaker Amar Kanwar, whose documentaries and video installations connect historical figures with wider socio-political processes and themes.

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  • Detail of: Sonia Delaunay, “Simultaneous Dresses (Three Women, Forms, Colours)”, 1925. Oil on canvas. 146 x 114 cm (168.5 x 137 cm with frame). Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid  © PRACUSA, S.A.

    Exhibition: Pioneers. Women Artists of the Russian Avant-Garde

    The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum presents this special exhibition with works from its collection by some of the most important women artists of the Russian avant-garde.

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  • Left image: Esquivel y Suárez de Urbina, Antonio María. Flamenco dancer Josefa Vargas, 1850. Oil on canvas, 91 x 72 cm. House of Alba collection. Las Dueñas Palace. Seville. Right image: Fuchsia lace taffeta cocktail dress finished with ivory-coloured embroidered, gathered straps, 1955 © Museo Cristóbal Balenciaga

    Exhibition: Balenciaga and Spanish painting

    The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid is offering an original exhibition involving how the creations of one of the most famous Spanish designers of all time, Cristóbal Balenciaga, relate to Spanish painting between the 16th and 20th centuries. A must-see exhibition for art and fashion lovers.

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  • Edgar Degas, “Green Dancer”, 1877-1879. Pastel and gouache on paper. 64 x 36 cm © Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

    Exhibition: Manet, Degas, the Impressionists and Photography

    The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum explores the affinities and mutual influences between the Impressionists and photographers in the second half of the 19th century.

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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

29 June to 3 September, Tuesday-Saturday: temporary exhibitions until 10:00 pm.

Closed: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December.

Rates

General: €12

Reduced: €8

Children: Free admission

Monday

Free admission

Services

Audio guide

Café / restaurant

Corporate events

Cloakroom service

Programme of cultural activities

Specialist publications

Mother and baby room

Educational workshops

Children's workshops

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Guided tours

Accessibility

Lift

Disabled toilets

Itinerary adapted for the disabled

Ramps

Wheelchairs

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