Valencia

Spain



Address:
Guillem de Castro, 118

46003
Phone: 0034 963 863 000
Website: www.ivam.es

Institut Valenciá D’Art Modern (IVAM)

The objective of the Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern (IVAM) is the investigation and diffusion of twentieth-century art. Its programme of activities offers permanent collections, temporary exhibitions, talks, courses, workshops and publications. It has two premises: the Centre Julio González, opened in 1989, and the Sala de la Muralla opened in 1991. The IVAM is attached to the Council of Culture, Education and Sport of the Regional Government of Valencia.


 Permanent Collection Highlights (9)

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Permanent Collection

The IVAM collection was established by the Generalitat Valenciana in 1984 and basically follows a historical criterion, with a view to expressing and highlighting the characteristics of modern and contemporary art and specific contributions to its development in our cultural situation.

The collection consists of over 10,000 works which illustrate the fundamental expressions of art in the twentieth century. From the outset the backbone of the collection has been the work of the sculptor Julio González, a synthesis of Cubism, Surrealism and Constructivism. The collection has paid special attention to the origins of modern art (represented at the IVAM by the work of Ignacio Pinazo and Joaquín Sorolla), the debate about abstraction in the 1930s, and the Informalism and Pop Art movements in Europe and America. An important place in the collection is occupied by sections devoted to graphic design, photomontage and, especially, photography, produced by great artists of the twentieth century and represented by over 2,500 titles.

In order to promote the permanent collection, it is presented in terms of different readings organised around four areas of art: photography, new media and installations, Pop Art and abstraction. The result is a view of art slanted towards contemporary sensibility, with our permanent collection as the central focus.


Exhibitions

The IVAM’s temporary exhibitions focus on themes and chapters from the development of modern art whose historiographic image has not been defined with a clarity proportional to their importance. The museum gives preferential attention to the evolutionary process of art, from the crisis of the classical avant-garde up to the seventies. Exhibitions are also presented featuring the more recent output of artists whose work lends itself to analysis in a broader perspective. An important part of the programme of exhibitions is concerned with photography, from the beginnings to the present day, with special emphasis on photomontage.


IGNACIO PINAZO-JOSÉ PINAZO. LA CONTINUIDAD DE LA MODERNIDAD
10th April 2007 to 31st December 2008


Previous Exhibitions

JULIO GONZÁLEZ EN LA COLECCIÓN DEL IVAM
18th February to 31st December 2007

IGNACIO PINAZO. EL RETRATO INFANTIL
26th April to 23rd September 2007

EL EQUIPO CRÓNICA EN LA COLECCIÓN DEL IVAM
10th July to 9th September 2007

FERNANDO CÁNOVAS
19th July to 9th September 2007

PEPE CANYA
24th July to 9th September 2007

FERVOR DE BUENOS AIRES. DIBUJOS DE ARQUITECTOS ARGENTINOS
26th July to 2nd September 2007

EL RETRATO ESPAÑOL EN EL PRADO. DE GOYA A SOROLLA
12th June to 2nd September 2007

PLESSI: 1970-2005
28th June to 26th August 2007


Exhibitions (7)

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Cost

General entrance: 2.0 €
Students / Student card: 1.00 €
Retired people, civic and cultural groups (advanced booking) and disabled people: Free entrance
Groups: 1.05 € per person
Sundays: Free entrance to the general public


Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 8pm
Monday: closed


Getting there

Guillem de Castro, 118
46003 Valencia
SPAIN

Tel: (+34) 963 863 000
Email: ivam@ivam.es


BUS ROUTES: 5 (others nearby: 8, 28, 29, 79, 80, 81 and 95)
BUS STATION: Many national and international destinations
TRAIN STATION: Puente de Madera
UNDERGROUND: Line 4


Facilities

GUIDED TOURS
Please apply in advance: Tel: (+34) 963 863 000/ Fax: (+34) 963 921 094

GIFTSHOP AND BOOKSHOP
Telephone for information: (+34) 963 910 596/ Fax: (+34) 963 153 447/ Email: ivam@aldeasa.es

RESTAURANT
La Sucursal Restaurant. Mediterranean Cuisine.
Open Mondays to Fridays from 13.30 to 15.30 and 20.30 to 23.30.
Bookings (+34) 963 746 665
Closed Saturday lunchtimes and Sundays

CAFÉ
New Mediterranean Cuisine.
Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10.00 to 22.00
10% discount to Friends of the IVAM
Tel: (+34) 963 863 000/ 746 665

LIBRARY
The IVAM Library specialises in Modern Art. It contains 32,000 documents arranged in various sections. The services available include on-the-spot consultation of over 10,000 volumes that are freely available, and on-line access to the library's catalogue.
Opening hours are from 10am to 7pm, Tuesday to Friday.
June to September, from 10am to 3 pm Tuesday to Friday.
Tel: (+34) 963 863 000/ Fax: (+34) 963 921 094/ Email: biblioteca@ivam.es


Museum internal and external photos (8)

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Education

The main aim of the teaching workshops is to encourage immersion in the processes of creation and in the genesis of the works exhibited.
Art education has traditionally been polarised either towards expression, in the form of workshops based on free creativity, or else towards the recognition of works, artists and styles.
The products of art tend to be considered like any other object of disciplinary knowledge. Exclusively analytical methods of reasoning are used, when a fundamental requirement in order to enter into the phenomenon of art is to make a synthetic approach based on experience.
Traditional museum visits are organised as an appendage of school activity, often with the sole aim of collecting data or information, characterised by an excessive obsession with learning to recognise rather than to understand. Understanding of art does not come simply from observation and recognition of works and styles but from something more important, the reflective understanding that makes it possible to obtain enjoyment and enrichment from aesthetic vision and experimentation. Workshops based on free artistic expression develop personal creativity, but generally without any kind of cultural or reflective reference.
Teaching workshops are a bridge between creative experimentation and experiential understanding. They make it possible to develop the three areas that Howard Gardner defines as fundamental in all art education: perception, reflection and production.
It is true that no understanding is possible without planned, conscious observation, but it is also true that for an aesthetic experience to take place the observation must be sensitive perception. This may lead one t...+ [ Read all ]


Groups

The IVAM offers the possibility of guided visits to the exhibitions, organised for groups and schools. Advance booking is required.
To make a group booking, contact us by phone on (+34) 963 863 000 or send us an email (ivam@ivam.es)


Membership

WHO IS A FRIEND OF THE IVAM?
Anyone who loves culture and wants to make a direct, heartfelt contribution to the furtherance of the IVAM and take part in its activities at the same time.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?
There are many. Free entry to all IVAM exhibitions, an invitation to all the inaugurations, discounts on tickets into the City of the Arts and the Sciences and in the IVAM bookshop and cafeteria. Endless benefits while enjoying modern art in a privileged fashion.

IVAM TRIPS
The members of honour of the IVAM also have the possibility of making culture-oriented trips organised especially for them. The IVAM wishes to promote an initiative for getting to know other places, other cultures and other institutions all over the world devoted to promoting art.

FRIEND OF THE IVAM CARD AS A GIFT TOKEN
Giving someone you know a present of the Friend of the IVAM Card involves inviting them to over 20 exhibitions a year and offering them a whole universe of visual arts, music, cinema and countless other events. In a nutshell, giving someone the Friend of the IVAM Card means giving them culture.


Sponsorship

WHY BECOME A PATRON OF THE IVAM?
The IVAM was the first modern art museum to be created in Spain. It is an open centre with a collection that succeeds in combining the various aims of a museum from a novel viewpoint, stimulating investigation into and dissemination of modern art.
For the IVAM, civil society’s participation in the museum is of great importance, and patronage is one of the most characteristic expressions of society’s commitment to culture.
The IVAM’s programme of activities offers permanent collections, temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, talks, courses, events, educational workshops, publications and other activities that inter-relate the arts (music, performances, films, etc.).
Becoming a Patron of the IVAM enables your company to obtain financial and honorary benefits of a socio-cultural nature in one of the ten best museums in Europe.


Venue hire

The IVAM offers companies and institutions the use of several rooms where activities and functions can be held such as lectures, press conferences, presentations, sales conferences, receptions, etc.

The museum provides a service of catering with La Sucursal Restaurant. There is also the option of taking guided visits to the exhibitions in order to know the IVAM collection and the temporary exhibitions as a complement of the celebration of the event.

The IVAM has three rooms available:
- The Centre Julio Gonzalez Hall
- The Multipurpose room
- The Screening room

In order to book any of these rooms or to get information about the booking conditions you can contact us by phone on (+34) 963 869 062 or send us an email to ivam@ivam.es.