Since last March, and due to the current situation we are experiencing, the Reina Sofia Museum invites us more than ever to discover all the contents of its website, which has been enriched over the years, creating a real museum in parallel. Are you going to miss it?
Located in the Old San Carlos Hospital, we find another of the great museums of the region, we are talking about the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, whose origin dates back to 1986 when after the closure of the hospital in 1965, it underwent several rehabilitations, initially using floors 1 and 2 as temporary exhibition halls.
Created by Royal Ordinance 535/88 of 27 May 1988, with the artistic funds that were once integrated into the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art, its permanent collection was inaugurated on 10 September 1992 by Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. Thanks to the success of its exhibitions and activities, it was extended with a new building by the architect Jean Nouvel, which was inaugurated in September 2005.
During these days, when it is not possible to visit the different rooms of the gallery in person, we encourage you to discover all the web content that has been growing in quantity and quality over the years. You will have access to 170 videos of current and past exhibitions, along with another 70 of different activities, audios and radio capsules.
This way you will be able to know first hand information and programming of exhibitions, you will have access to the collection, activities and research projects in network.
The microsite "Rethinking Guernica" deserves special mention, which includes images of the work that are imperceptible to the naked eye thanks to "gigapixel" photography technology, together with unpublished documents, a comparison of photographic techniques and an interactive chronology; and on the other hand the results of the research of "Fuera del canon. Las artistas pop en la Colección" by Professor Isabel Tejeda.
In addition, if you wish, you can download different publications such as books or catalogues, related to exhibitions, works, projects or research of the own Museum, completely free of charge.
More info: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
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