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Closing days
1 and 6 January, 1 May, 15 May, 9 November, 24, 25 and 31 December



Calle Santa Isabel, 52. 28012 Madrid
Tel. (+34) 91 774 1000

Come to the Museum by Metro on lines: 
Line 1. Station: Atocha 
Line 3. Station: Lavapiés

Come to the Museum by bus. Several City Bus routes stop near the Museum.
Atocha Station.

Commuter trains:
RENFE Atocha Station.

Come to the Museum by bike and park at one of three public bicycle racks:
At the Plaza Nouvel entrance
On either side of the Sabatini Building entrance

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The Irruption of the 20th Century: Utopias and Conflicts(1900-1945)

The Collection of Museo Reina Sofía starts with the end of the 19th Century, addressing the conflicts between a dominant Modernity, understood as progress, and its multiple discontents, as an ideology under constant challenge both in the social and the political fronts, and the cultural and artistic ones. The avant-garde, in its reinvention of the subject, of the public and of the art world, becomes the symptom of the new 20th Century. While Cubism defines the modern, ephemeral and multiple gaze, Dada and Surrealism free the subject from the moral and social repression, giving free reign to desire and to the social and individual unconscious.
In response to the revolutionary nature of the avant-garde, the decades of the 1920’s and the 1930’s witness a number of returns, which involve a complex rereading of traditional genres. During the 30’s, the avant-garde integrates experimentation and construction, the individual and the collective, becoming a poetic form of rewriting the present. Faced with the threat of Fascism, and its dogmatic version of history, there appears a link between the avant-garde and politics, which culminates in the Spanish Pavilion at the 1937 World Fair in Paris, and with Pablo Picasso’s Guernica.




Is the War Over? Art in a Divided World(1945-1968)

On the fourth floor, the Collection covers the artistic transformations occurring in the post-war period, during the development of the tension-ridden international geopolitical scenario involving two different worlds and two antagonistic systems, the United States and the Soviet Union. Following the blow that the Holocaust and World War II (which had its rehearsal in the Spanish Civil War) dealt to the utopian ambitions of the avant-garde, modernity isolated itself in its autonomy in order to explain the world.

In contrast with this retreat into gestural and expressive abstraction, the society of consumerism takes shape and a series of political changes deepen the polarization between the highly-individualistic, Western world and the Soviet collective ideal, two opposing, yet complementary poles. Art, despite its appearance of isolation, is embedded within this complex framework of discourse, where the battle for ideological hegemony is waged in cultural primacy.


From Revolt to Postmodernity(1962-1982)

The period from the 1960s to the 1980s, the years that the new rooms in the Collection explore, is when the political, social, cultural and technological changes that would give shape to the contemporary global situation took place: decolonization, the uprisings of ’68, feminist movements, the economic crisis, the expansion of popular culture and the emergence of other peripheral modernisms.


Where to sleep?

Near of the Museum

Where to eat?

Near of the Museum