List of selected artworks. Maps for the tour in the museum



Modernity and the Avant-garde

Secondary School Pupils

Gallery conversation

This guided tour for school groups aims to generate a vision of the series of events in art that occurred from the end of the 19th century to the 1930s, where a diverse range of artistic output was juxtaposed and connected. Therefore, the pupils are encouraged to adopt an active and critical stance stemming from a consideration of what the acceptance of the concept of modernity meant for classical Avant-garde artists.

Utilizing the diverse idiosyncrasies of Collection 1, Modernity and the Avant-garde connects an assortment of art, audiovisual and documentary materials in order to highlight the potential of each as a vehicle for dialogue. By following this idea, a cultural volunteer in the programme of guided tours gives Secondary Education centres the chance to come into contact with contemporary culture.

Aimed at: 14-16 year-olds in Secondary Education and Sixth Form Pupils

Language: Spanish

Date: 14 October 2013 - 13 June 2014

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Time: daily time slots at 10.15, 10.45 and 11.15 a.m. and Monday and Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Meeting point: Sabatini Building, Floor 1, Education Desk

Capacity: two groups/classes per centre, per day (maximum 50 people). During the 10.45 time slot a maximum of 25 people).

Length: one hour and thirty minutes

Registration date: from 17 September 2013 onwards

Resources: informative material is available for teachers, to be requested beforehand
Further information: Tel: +34 91 774 10 00, Ext. 2098 / email:


Book visit


Group in room 210 from the Collection

Tours on your own

Other ways to explore the Collection from different points of view. Download of brochures to prepare the tour

Gallery conversations

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