The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza is an important cultural center in the Paseo del Prado in Madrid. The artworks that this museum houses were once the property of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza and were previously held in a museum in Lugano, Switzerland. After the Baron’s marriage with a Spanish woman, he wanted to give his precious collection to the Spanish government, and it was decided that the collection should reside in Madrid.
The Museum is one of the most important in the city, country and world. It offers an overview of art from the 13th century to the late 20th century. In the nearly 1,000 works on display, visitors can contemplate the collection that includes important artists such as Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Caravaggio, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Kandinsky, Hopper or Picasso. The Museum, in addition, organizes temporary exhibitions as well as activities for all audiences, such as workshops and conferences, concerts, cinema and much more.
Lastly, the Museum Shop, with independent access, is an elegant space with exclusive items inspired by some works of art, created by well-known artists, designers and local artisans.
In addition to the permanent and the Carmen Thyssen collections, your ticket includes:
Thematic tours on a wide range of topics such as food, sustainability, social challenges at the collection works, fashion, jewellery, the Museo as a Mirror of Don Quixote, inclusive love, wine culture in the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection.
Women Masters (from 31 October 2023 to 4 February 2024). More than 100 artworks by Artemisia Gentileschi, Angelica Kauffmann, Clara Peeters, Rosa Bonheur, Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, María Blanchard, Natalia Goncharova, Sonia Delaunay and Maruja Mallo.
Liquid Intelligence (from 10 October 2023 to 28 January 2024). A group exhibition on the critical situation of ocean life and the role of TBA21 Foundation for creation of interdisciplinary research projects within the context of ecology.
Jordy Kerwick (from 22 September 2023 to 15 January 2024). An emerging figure in new painting. On display are 9 works, ranging from large-format canvases to smaller creations on paper and including three paintings from this collection.
Picasso, "The Sacred and the Profane" (from 4 October 2023 to 14 January 2024). An exhibition curated by Paloma Alarcó that explores the boldness and originality with which the artist approached both the classical world and the themes of the Judeo-Christian tradition.