Madrid, muse to the arts

A city that welcomes and inspires

La estación de Atocha. Rafael Botí
In this exhibition, curated by Javier Pérez Segura, we journey from the emergence of the avant-garde to the El Paso group of artists.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

From 24 May to 4 October 2018

Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10 to 14h and 17:30 to 21h                 
Sundays: 10:30 to 14h


The exhibition journeys through the city from the beginning of the 20th century to the end of the 1950s through 60 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs, and 100 documentary materials like magazines, books and postcards., all reinforced with audiovisual content. Twenty of the pieces belong to the Museum collection, with the rest being loans from private collections, galleries and institutions.

The exhibition, curated by Javier Pérez Segura, presents the city of Madrid as a symbol of hospitality and inspiration throughout that period, from the first avant-garde artists to the emergence of the El Paso group of artists.  The visitor traverses the city’s different historical contexts through six spatial sequences.