Malaga is not only the heart of Andalusia and one of its most famous cities, it is also known as the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. There’s some magic of art, which is in Malaga’s air. This connection with the world of aesthetics and creativity is only stronger due to the diverse art galleries that tourists can visit. Here’s the top choice according to a popular opinion.
Contemporary Art Centre of Málaga
Both Spanish and international artists’ master pieces can be seen in Malaga’s Contemporary Art Centre. The museum was opened in 2003 in the picturesque area called Soho de Malaga. Its collection includes about four hundred artworks executed in the 20th and 21st centuries, but it is constantly growing. Contemporary Art Centre of Málaga frequently hosts changing exhibitions.
Malága Pompidou Center
Another contemporary art gallery which is worth visiting is Malaga Pompidou Center, comfortably seated in a glass cube building. Being a part of Parisian Center Georges Pompidou, this pop-up art gallery contains just over 80 artworks by Francis Bacon, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso and many others and hosts visiting exhibitions during the year.
It’s all about Picasso in Malaga. One of the most spoken about and charismatic artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picassowas honored with a museum bearing his name. This venue, hosted by the 16th-century Palacio de Buenavista, is one of the city’s most popular art museums, especially since Picasso himself requested some of his paintings to be exhibited in his home city. As a result, the whole collection proudly keptin the Picasso Museum includes 233 items.
Museo Casa Natal de Picasso
Another location, connected with the name of the renowned artist, is Picasso’s Casa Natal museum. That’s where everything reminds of Picasso both as a childand a mature, committed painter. Picasso’s house has been available for visiting since 1988, and it has always been a hit with tourists. Numerous exhibits – around 3500 pictures, drawings, paintings, sketches, engravings and miscellaneous artworks by two hundred contemporary artists –are open to public and displayed in Picasso’s Casa Natal. The proud place is naturally given to Picasso’s masterpieces generously presented by Picasso’s granddaughter and daughter-in-law.
St Petersburg State Russian Museum
There’s a part of Russian heritage in Malaga. The city is home to a branch of the St Petersburg State Russian Museum, which is less than 5 years old, though located in a century-old tobacco factory. The museum has nine theme areas, devoted to different periods of Russian art, from the 15th-century Russian art to the Melting Age after Joseph Stalin’s death and Socialist Realism.
Carmen Thyssen Málaga Museum
Linked to Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga boasts a place in Palacio de Villalon, the 16th-century mansion. It is unique in terms of exhibiting two hundred works of art which has never been shown in museums anywhere else. The collection is based on local Andalusian art, the bullfighting culture, flamenco, and traditional architecture.