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Best Contemporary Art in Malaga

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Picasso Museum

What better place to engage in Picasso's works than the Museo Picasso Málaga, in his hometown Malaga! The museum is a tribute to the great artist, who revolutionized the art world. Inaugurated by Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía of Spain in 2003, it houses paintings, engravings, sculptures donated by Picasso's family. Variety applied in techniques, materials, and pattern, leave accomplished people, amateur artists, and laymen in awe. The depth and the uniqueness of his works, acquaint you with diverse facets of his personality. Though works of Picasso cannot be limited to a particular venue or boundary, a visit to this museum, lets you catch a glimpse of his renowned works.

Calle de San Agustín 8, Palacio de Buenavista, Malaga, Spain, 29015
Mahatma Showroom

Mahatma Showroom is a great spot to go to if you are an art buff. The showroom showcases the work of different artists, most of whom are up-and-coming talent. Several cultural events and functions are also hosted at this space which has become a cultural hub in the city. Along with workshops and events, the place is also known for its educational and creative toys, specially designed for kids.

Calle Andrés Pérez 12, Malaga, Spain, 29008
Fundación Picasso Museo Casa Natal

Málaga's most famous son and world renowned artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born here. The house became a heritage site in 1983 and the Picasso Foundation took it over in 1998 to turn it into a research center. Nowadays, Museo-Casa Natal de Picasso houses some of Picasso's prints, ceramics and illustrated books along with 3500 pieces of contemporary art created by over 200 different artists. The foundation organizes regular exhibitions, conferences, and other events connected to its namesake as well as maintaining a library and research center. You can visit the exhibitions to see work by national and international artists in addition to the pieces created by the winner of the Picasso October award.

Plaza de la Merced 15, Malaga, Spain, 29012
Centre Pompidou Malaga

Home to a vast collection of contemporary works of art, Centre Pompidou Malaga is a must visit for all lovers of art. Aimed at promoting modern art and providing a platform for budding artists, this museum features some extraordinary works by talented artists from across the globe. Also found here are pieces pf art by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Julio Gonzalez and Ed Paschke. Apart from its regular exhibits, a number of temporary exhibitions and various other events and workshops are hosted at the Centre Pompidou Malaga.

Pasaje Doctor Carrillo Casaux, Malaga, Spain, 29016
Museo del Patrimonio Municipal de Málaga

One of the few spaces available for contemporary art in Malaga, Museo del Patrimonio Municipal de Málaga opened in 1999, with three floors to house temporary exhibitions organized by the Town Hall's cultural department. Paintings, sculptures and photographs by national and international artists of the stature of Botero, Brikman and Guayasamín are exhibited. The minimalist and functional modern building was designed by architect Federico Orellana and stands close to both the Town Hall and the Plaza de Toros (bullring). Local couples getting married use the attractive fountain opposite as a backdrop for their wedding photos.

Paseo de Reding 1, Malaga, Spain, 29016
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga

This wonderful museum contains some of the greatest works from the last third of the 20th Century to the present. The museum plays host to various permanent as well as temporary exhibitions in various mediums like sculpture, installation and mural, among others. Visit the website for varying hours.

Calle de Alemania, Malaga, Spain, 29001
Galería Isabel Hurley

Galería Isabel Hurley is a space which promotes modern art which opened its doors to the public in 2007. The gallery mainly aims to promote up-and-coming talent as well as to help collectors around the city. The gallery also offers different workshops and courses for aspiring artists around the city. Among the artists whose works have been displayed here are Aideen Barry, David Escalona, Gonzalo Puch and Juan Olivares.

Paseo Reding 39, Malaga, Spain, 29016
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