The Valencian Institute of Modern Art is the most important museum of its kind in Valencia. The museum aims to tutelage, knowledge, promotion and diffusion of modern and contemporary art.
The museum hosts various activities such as:
- The exhibition of its artistic funds,
- the articulation of temporary exhibitions,
- holding conferences,
- workshops and courses related to contemporary art,
- publications about contemporary art.
The Valencian Institute of Modern Art was inaugurated in 1989 in a newly constructed building. It has a surface of 18,200 square meters.
The museum has two exhibition spaces, on the one hand Centre Julio González and on the other Sala de la Muralla, where eight galleries are intended for to the collections and temporary exhibitions.
The Valencian Institute of Modern Art focuses on research and diffusion of the contemporary art
The principal space is the Centre Julio González where you will find the museum’s collection and works of temporary nature, in 2001 it was extensive with two new rooms. In this space you can find seven galleries with the nature of a traditional museum.
The other space with which account the Institute, is the Sala de la Muralla, which is located in the basement of the Centre Julio González, in which houses the remains of a medieval wall of the fourteenth century. This room is designed to accommodate temporary exhibitions.
The collection of the Valencian Institute of Modern Art consists of about 10,500 artworks. The works of art are related to art of the twentieth century The collection is divided into four sections:
- The Julio González section is constituted by nearly 400 works all periods of artist between which we found sculptures, paintings, drawings and silversmith. The museum exhibits some of the best works of this great artist as “Woman in the Mirror“ or “The Lovers”.
- The following section is to Ignacio Pinazo,in this section the museum shows us all walks of painter, from 1860 to the twentieth century.The collection includes more than 100 paintings and 600 drawings by the painter, the most important are: “Graveyard“, “Party People“ or “Toldos”
- The following section is about the art of the twentieth century, where visitors can see works of art by contemporary international artists such as Paul Klee, , Francis Picabia or Alexander Calder. Also you can be able to contemplate works belonging to the “Pop Art” both in Spain and worldwide.
The museum also exhibits works in this section related to photography, graphic design and photomontage.
- Finally the last section is about the work of Miquel Navarro, comprising more than five hundred works of the Valencian artist donated to the museum. This section include the period that goes from 1964 until 2005.
Price of the entrace €2
(€ 1 reduced admission)
Visit the Valencia Institute of Modern Art can be made all year, except on Mondays that the museum will remain closed.
C/ Guillem de Castro 118, telephone: 96 386 30 00
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