Inaugurated in 1992 the Museo Reina Sofía is Spain’s national museum of 20th-century art and it is located near the Atocha train and metro stations, at the southern end of the so-called Golden Triangle of Art (located along the Paseo del Prado and also comprising the Museo del Prado and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza).
The museum is mainly dedicated to Spanish art. Highlights of the museum include excellent collections of Spain’s two greatest 20th century masters, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. The Reina Sofía collection has works by artists such as: Juan Gris, Joan Miró, Julio González, Eduardo Chillida, Antoni Tàpies, Pablo Gargallo, Pablo Serrano, Lucio Muñoz, Luis Gordillo, Jorge Oteiza and José Gutiérrez Solana.
Along with its extensive collection, the museum offers a mixture of national and international temporary exhibitions in its many galleries. It also hosts a free-access library specializing in art, with a collection of over 100,000 books, over 3,500 sound recordings and almost 1,000 videos.
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Luciano Fabro at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
This anthological exhibition, the first to be held since the Luciano Fabro‘s (1936 – 2007)...
27 Nov 2015 - 12 Apr 2015
Danh Vō: Banish the Faceless / Reward your Grace
Danh Vō’s (Bà Ria, Vietnam, 1975) art work subverts and plays with classic appropriation and opportunistic...
01 Oct 2015 - 04 Apr 2016
Alexandre Estrela: Pockets of Silence
Alexandre Estrela (Lisbon, 1971) uses film and video as the core mediums in his artistic practice, which...
16 Dec 2015 - 28 Mar 2016
Hito Steyerl: Duty-Free Art
Regarded as one of the most relevant contemporary artists in the field of Video art, Hito Steyerl (Munich,...
11 Nov 2015 - 01 Mar 2016
Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Museo Reina Sofía have organised one of the most comprehensive...
05 Oct 2016 - 09 Jan 2017
Art et Liberté
“Rupture, War and Surrealism in Egypt (1938–1948)” is the first monographic show on the...
14 Feb 2017 - 28 May 2017
Bruce Conner: It’s All True
After the major retrospective on the artist hosted by the MoMA in New York, Museo Reina Sofia – in...
22 Feb 2017 - 22 May 2017
The exhibition at the museum displays the development of the artist’s work from her initial, anti-pictorial...
16 Nov 2016 - 20 Mar 2017
Territories and Fictions
Museo Reina Sofía is showcasing a collection of recent acquisitions of artworks from the period between...
26 Oct 2016 - 13 Mar 2017
Tamar Guimarães: The Uncorrupted
Specifically conceived for the exhibition spaces of Museo Reina Sofia, the exhibition runs around a new...
28 Sep 2016 - 13 Mar 2017
Colección Telefónica. Cubismo(s) y Experiencias de la Modernidad
Jacques Lipchitz claimed that Cubism had been a task of emancipation of all previous art. Juan Gris considered...
22 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2018
William Kentridge: Basta y Sobra
After completing his degree in African Policies and Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand in...
01 Nov 2017 - 19 Mar 2018
George Herriman: Krazy Kat es Krazy Kat es Krazy Kat
George Herriman (New Orleans, 1880-Los Angeles, 1944), considered one of the most important figures of...
18 Oct 2017 - 26 Feb 2018
Pessoa: Todo Arte Es una Forma de Literatura
An exhibition dedicated to Fernando Pessoa: “All Art Is a Form of Literature” takes its title...
07 Feb 2018 - 07 May 2017
Doris Salcedo: Palimpsesto
Along her career, the artist Doris Salcedo (Bogotá, 1958), based on an expanded conception of sculpture...
06 Oct 2017 - 01 Apr 2018