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Reina Sofia Center for the Arts (Centro de Arte Reina Sofia) description and photos - Spain: Madrid. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.
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National Museum The Reina Sofia Center for the Arts is dedicated to contemporary art and, together with the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, is part of Madrid's famous Golden Triangle of Arts.
Museum was founded in 1986 and originally served as an exhibition center for sculpture displays. Its official opening by the royal couple took place in 1992. The museum occupies the building that previously housed the San Carlos Hospital. This building was built in the 18th century by the famous Spanish architect Francisco Sabatini, at the end of the 20th century it was reconstructed several times in order to adapt its premises to accommodate museum collections.
Today, the art funds of the Reina Sofia Center for the Arts occupy an area of just over 12.5 thousand square meters. m.
A Royal Decree in May 1988 granted the Reina Sofia Center for the Arts National Museum status. The same decree determined the main focus of the museum - it was supposed to exhibit mainly the works of Spanish and Spanish masters, and most of the collections were to be occupied by works of art of the 20th century. All activities of the museum can be divided into three areas: exhibition of permanent collections, research activities and the organization of temporary exhibitions.
The museum is well equipped technically - special computers monitor the temperature in the premises, humidity and lighting, because the canvases must be stored under certain conditions.
The museum exhibits masterpieces of such outstanding masters as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, Julio Gonzalez, Maria Blanchard, Juan Gris, Antonia Tapies, Pablo Sarrana, Ribera, Lucio Munez, and many others.
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