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Spanish artist Jorge Peris, famous for breathing new life into found objects (tables, armoires, chairs. . .), at the Institut Valencià
d’Art Modern (IVAM). Inaugurated in the city of Valencia in 1989, IVAM was the first center of modern and
contemporary art in Spain, and an important art center not only in Spain but in Europe as well.
by Chris Collins
For many, a new encounter with the world’s greatest masterpieces was a recurrent dream during the confinement. But, as the pandemic shows definite signs of slackening, at least in Europe, the lockdown is over at last! So dream no more! Move into the realm of reality.
Put together museums, important collections and the pandemic boom in great art galleries and you’ve got at least 800 places to visit! In Spain. Particularly in Madrid and Barcelona.
But don’t forget, you’ve got the Guggenheim in Bilbao too. In Valencia, L’Institut Valencià d’Art Modern is a most important institution of modern and contemporary art. There’s the Picasso Museum in Malaga. Where better to see the works of one of the greatest painters of all time than in the museum in his very birthplace? And the Salvador Dalí House Museum, in Portlligat, Catalonia, to see the Catalan surrealist painter’s mindboggling works and feel his presence.
So many temples of art are waiting for you. Aren’t you lucky, dreamer of works of art?
> THE OTHER MADRID: FIVE MUSEUMS, A TWO-PART SERIES (PART 1)
> THE OTHER MADRID: FIVE MUSEUMS, A TWO-PART SERIES (PART 2)
> WELCOME TO THE LIRIA PALACE, DEPOSITORY OF THE DIARY CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WROTE IN HIS VOYAGES TO THE NEW WORLD
> THE REAL MADRID: ¡DISFRUTA EL, Y CON, ARTE!
> DREW’S PRADO
> DALÍ, TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE
Featured image (Jorge Peris at IVAM)/Juan Garcia, CC BY-SA4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Thyssen-Bornemisza/Kyle Magnuson, CC BY2.0
Guggenheim/PA, CC BY-SA4.0
Picasso Museum/©David Heald, CC BY-SA4.0 via Wikimedia
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