The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is a famous museum in Madrid with notable artworks, ranging from the Middle-ages to Modernity.
The museum was opened in 1992 in the 19th century Palacio de Villahermosa and enlarged in 2004 with an expansion and a plaza, designed by BOPBAA architects (Josep Bohigas, Francesc Pla e Iñaki Baquero).
The museum displays artworks belonging to two distinct collections: the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection, acquired by the Spanish government in 1993, and the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza private collection.
The combined collections include nearly 1,000 pieces, mostly related to European and American art from the 13th to the 20th century.
The museum exposes several masterpieces of the most renowned artists, including Duccio, Dürer, Holbein, Rubens, Caravaggio, Canaletto, Cézanne, Monet, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Klee, Chagall, Hopper, Rothko, Raushenberg and Lichtenstein, just to name a few.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza features art movements rarely visible in other state-owned Spanish museums, such as Impressionism, Fauves, German expressionism and late-20th century avant-garde.
The museum organizes temporary exhibitions, lectures, concerts, educational programs, workshops and guided tours, and includes a shop, a restaurant-café, an outdoor bar and a restaurant provided with a terrace overlooking the Paseo del Prado.
The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is accessible to disabled people; a free wheelchair-borrowing service is available.
Photos: cover by gemskiii; 1 by Aadalberto H. Vega; 2 and 3 by Arstuce
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