A Significant Landmark on Madrid’s Famed Art Walk
The Reina Sofía museum is introducing a New Collection in 1881–2021: Communicating Vessels
After several years of research, the Reina Sofía Museum has reorganized its Permanent Collection in partnership with practically all departments, including hundreds of new items thanks to gifts, long-term loans, and recent acquisitions, debuting on November 27, 2021.
The Museum has reorganized its permanent collection to provide tales and experiences related to the current moment via a critical examination of our shared past without pretending to be exhaustive or categorical.
In this sense, Museum has developed eight thematic episodes that are accessible to varied temporalities and multidisciplinary viewpoints and work together to produce new stories:
- Avant-garde Domains: Cities, Architecture, and Magazines
- The Misplaced Thought
- Field Enclosed
- Art and the Cold War in a Double Exhibition
- Poetry’s Enemies: Resistance in Latin America
- Eclecticism, Institutionalism, and Disobedience in the 1980s
- Apparatus 92: Is History Reversible?
- The Exodus and Community Life
The Structure of the Museum
The hospital was closed in 1965 after many alterations and additions to the structure. Following its designation as a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1977, repair work began in 1980. The Reina Sofía Art Centre opened in 1986, with temporary exhibitions on the first and second levels.
Museo Reina Sofía Program
The institution no longer regards its role as just cultural transmission. Instead, it collaborates with other agents and institutions to build networks and alliances that deepen the public realm and establish Museo Reina Sofia as a critical reference in the geopolitical South.
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