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  • Guided visit Guernica. The history of an icon
    January 1 - December 31, 2014

    The purpose of this activity is to help visitors understand how and why Guernica by Pablo Picasso (Málaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) has become a symbol of Spain's transition to democracy and a universally recognised icon. The narrative goes beyond traditional interpretations and uncovers the multiplicity of factors and implications related to the artistic act.

  • Collection Stories Reinventing the avant-garde during the Franco dictatorship. 1948-1958

    On this occasion we will be looking at three rooms in Collection 2 (4th floor) that take us back to the Spain of the late 1940s. During these years attempts to renew artistic activity were slowly being made, attempts that would later materialize in the 1950s, an essential period in the configuration and development of the Spanish cultural and artistic context.

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A hard, merciless light. The Worker-Photography Movement, 1926-1939

    This program of commented visits uncovers the lines of discourse present in the exhibition on the origins and evolution of the worker-photography movement, which developed in the 1920s in connection with the international workers' movement. The purpose of the visit is to take a new look at the worker-photography movement, a key moment in the history of photography that is often marginalized, forgotten or repressed, and put it back in the centre of debates on the nature of photographic activity between the wars.

  • Lettrism and the subversion of language

    Collection Stories is an educational program aimed at helping audiences reach a better understanding of the collection. Through it, viewers can take a special look, every two months, at a specific room or rooms in the Museum. The idea is to encourage visitors to draw connections, between the works within the space visited and also between these works and the rest of the collection.
On this occasion we will be visiting the two rooms dedicated to the Lettrism movement (room 403 and 403bis). This movement, founded in post-World War II Paris by Isidore Isou, proclaims the destruction of poetry and puts forward an aesthetic based on letters and signs, which goes beyond the usual limits of the visual arts and encompasses all facets of knowledge and creation.

  • The Estampa Popular and the critical image movements in Spain
    Wednesdays and saturdays. March 2 - April 30

    During the Franco dictatorship, a series of political and artistic movements emerged and assumed a position of antagonism to the regime. On this occasion, two of the Museum's exhibition rooms will be visited: the first is the one dedicated to Estampa Popular, a movement that favoured art that was involved with the world, that was comprehensible and accessible, far from the elitism of the abstract avant-garde.