In recent years Málaga has become established as one of Europe’s major cultural hubs. The city centre is home to a diverse array of museums, art galleries, theatres, and other cultural exhibitions and monuments. The coronavirus pandemic forced their temporary closure but now, with the “State of Alarm” lockdown lifted and people once again able to visit public attractions, Málaga has revamped its cultural agenda for summer and beyond – while also enhancing digital presentations of latest shows. Plus, of course, ensuring all COVID-19 health protocols and measures are in full
force for the protection and safety of patrons…
This issue we publish a comprehensive directory of all the main cultural establishments in Málaga – and highlight the new Museo Picasso Málaga collection.
DIALOGUES WITH PICASSO
Museo Picasso Málaga reflects Pablo Picasso’s own constant innovation by periodically refreshing its permanent collection. The new presentation is the sixth transformation of the exhibition rooms in the Palacio de Buenavista since the museum’s inauguration in 2003. The collection covers almost 80 years of the artist’s creative output and, with 233 works belonging to Museo Picasso Málaga and a further 162 from the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte (FABA), it comprises almost 400 in total – dating from between 1894 and 1972. According to associate curator Pepe Karmel, who devised the exhibition concept, “The challenge in displaying the work of Pablo Picasso is to do justice to his astonishing diversity while also demonstrating the unity and coherence of his work. In just a few years, Picasso traveled from the drama and tenderness of the Blue and Rose Periods to the cerebral experiment of cubism. After the First World War, he invented a new, modern form of classicism. In the 1920s and ‘30s, he went back and forth among cubism, classicism and surrealism. After World War II, he invented new styles for which art historians have still not found names.”
CENTRE POMPIDOU MÁLAGA
Cutting-edge centre opened in 2013 as first
international annexe of France’s Georges
Pompidou National Art & Cultural Centre
CENTRO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO (CAC)
Located in Málaga city centre, presenting exhibitions
showcasing latest contemporary art
COLECCIÓN DEL MUSEO RUSO
Málaga city collection from Russian State Museum
in St Petersburg, offering visitors insight
into history of Russian art.
Contemporary centre for cultural creation
and production in Málaga, covering wide
spectrum of artistic expression.
MUSEO AUTOMOVILÍSTICO Y DE LA MODA
Automobile and Fashion Museum in Málaga,
highlighting how artistic tendencies have
evolved, influenced by automobile stylists
such as Ettore Bugatti.
MUSEO CARMEN THYSSEN MÁLAGA
Art museum with main focus on 19th-century
Spanish works, predominantly Andalucian,
compiled by Carmen Cervera, widow of Baron
Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza.
MUSEO INTERACTIVO DE LA MÚSICA
Participatory, interactive museum generating
experiences for visitors in tune with principles
of “new museology”.
MUSEO DEL PATRIMONIO MUNICIPAL
Art and history museum under auspices of
Málaga City Hall, located at foot of Gibralfaro
MUSEO PICASSO MÁLAGA
Extensive programme of international art exhibitions
and events honouring memory of
Málaga-born Pablo Picasso.
Global cultural hub in Málaga city offering diverse
programme of music and theatre.
Former 1930s cinema transformed into modern
and multi-purpose theatre in Málaga city.
TEATRO DEL SOHO CAIXABANK
Avant garde theatre created, inspired and
opened by Málaga-born Antonio Banderas