C/ Conde Duque 9 y 11

Phone: 0034 915 885 928

Museo De Arte Contemporáneo (museosdemadrid. Arte Contemporáneo)

The former Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo – now referred to as simply the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo or museosdemadrid. Arte Contemporáneo – is located in the historic barracks of the Conde Duque, a building designed by the architect Pedro de Ribera at the beginning of the 18th century. Similar to other contemporary art museums, both national and foreign, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo has used a historic building to house the contemporary art collection, in this case of the Madrid city council. The Museum is further part of an ongoing programme of renovation to adapt it to use for cultural purposes.

The Museum showcases the works of art that the city council has been acquiring since 1980, the year in which the collection began. The Museum covers two floors over roughly 2,000 square metres. This space exhibits some 200 works by 177 artists from different periods and artistic tendencies in Spanish art, from the historic vanguards to date, through its collection of painting, sculpture, photography, graphic work and installations.

The Museum was inaugurated in November 2001 with two basic aims: to create a permanent forum in the context of a centre like the Conde Duque, open to an intense cultural and exhibition programme, and to complement the other museums and contemporary art collections in Madrid.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (20)

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Permanent Collection

The Museum’s permanent collection is made up principally of painting and graphic work although sculpture, photography and drawing are also represented. The permanent collection is exhibited chronologically on the second floor of the Museum and subdivided into the following categories:

This section, which opens the permanent collection, showcases the work of artists such as Francisco Bores, Benjamín Palencia, José Caballero, Daniel Vázquez Díaz and Hipólito Hidalgo de Caviedes.

Under the title ‘New Creators: Figuration and Abstraction’ this section brings together a wide range of artists who represent, using very different languages, a broad spectrum of tendencies and aesthetics. In the abstract category we can see works by Alejandro Corujeira, Alberto Reguera, Xavier Grau and Amaya Bozal. The figurative section is represented by artists such as Juan Carlos Savater, Sigfrido Martín Begué, Abraham La Calle, Dis Berlin and Fernando Bellver, among others.

Realism – or rather realisms – are represented here in their multiple fields: intimate, urban, fantastical or scenery. This section is opened by Amalia Avia and Isabel Quintanilla. The urban iconography of Madrid is represented by Daniel Quintero, José Manuel Ballester, Félix de la Concha and Menéndez Morán. Jesús María Lazkano and Carlos Díez Bustos offer examples of realism as applied to scenery and the fantastical. Luis Mayo offers a slightly metaphysical vision of some Madrid enclaves.

The Museum has dedicated fours rooms to this section which shows a wide variety of artists who fully reflect the r...+ [ Read all ]


21st March to 27th May 2007
‘Salvador Bartolozzi (1882-1950). Dibujante castizo y cosmopolita’ adds to a series of exhibitions that the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo has dedicated to other representative figures of this rich and vast field of graphic illustration such as Delhy Tejero (1904-1968) and Enric Climent (1897-1980), two artists who shared space, time and ideas with Bartolozzi during that intense and splendid period in Madrid which is today considered a Silver Age of visual and literary culture in our country.
This exhibition showcases the different activities that Bartolozzi developed as illustrator in publications and editorials such as children’s literature, posters and as independent illustrator during his time in Paris, Madrid and Mexico.
The exhibition is structured along the following sections:
1. Cafés, taverns, tea houses and American bars
2. Humorous works, cartoons and children’s
3. Feminine portraits
4. Everyday environments, literary, symbolic, pure and bourgeois
5. Posters
The exhibition brings together an important collection of drawings by an artist who worked intensely as an illustrator of the most important novels and magazine stories, books and literary collections of his era: La Esfera, Nuevo Mundo, España, Blanco y Negro, El Cuento Semanal, El Libro Popular, la Novela de Ahora, Los Contemporáneos, La Novela de Hoy and La Novela Semanal. It is a significant selection of drawings, watercolours and original posters that cover the work of the artist from his early years, in which we can observe a tendency towards expressionist and modernist costumbrism, through his Art Decó stage and ending with work from ...+ [ Read all ]


Entrance is free.

Opening hours

Tuesdays to Saturdays 10:00 to 14:00 and 17:30 to 21:00
Sundays and public holidays 10:30 to 14:30
Closed on Mondays

Summer Schedule:
Tuesdays to Saturdays 10:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 21:00
Sundays and public holidays 10:30 to 14:00
Closed on Mondays

Getting there

Centro Cultural del Conde Duque,
C/ Conde Duque 9 y 11
28015 Madrid

Tel: (+34) 915 885 928/ 861

The Museum is located on the first and second floors of the Centro Cultural del Conde Duque.

Bus routes: 1, 2, 21, 44, 74, 133, 138, 202 and Circular.
Metro: San Bernardo, Ventura Rodríguez, Plaza de España and Noviciado.
Parking: Plaza de España

Museum internal and external photos (6)

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