Queen Sofia National Museum of Art

The museum opened in 1990 in a building originally built as a hospital by Felipe II in the 16th century. It remained a hospital until 1965. It was subject to many renovations over the years. Now it houses mostly contemporary art with a large collection of Picasso, Joan Miro, and Salvador Dali. The current temporary exhibitions are very interesting and not really my taste. But I spent almost 5 hours roaming the 3 floors of paintings, sculptures, photography, and video. I found some new favorites and saw several old ones. I am so thankful for the appreciation of art instilled in me by two of my teachers, Jan Benner and Kelley Spurgeon. Additionally, you can take pictures. So here are a couple.

Adam and Eve by Rosario de Velasco 1932
A World by Angeles Santos Torroella 1929

 

 

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