Espacio Miró

11.FEB.2021           09.MAY.2021

Espacio Miró

Joan Miró
Le chant de l’oiseau à la rosée de la lune / The song of the bird to the dew of the moon, 1955
© Successió Miró 2021



11.FEB.2021         09.MAY.2021


Recoletos Exhibition Hall
Paseo Recoletos 23, 28004 Madrid

Tel: 915 81 61 00

Opening times:
Monday (except public holidays): 14:00 – 20:00
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 – 20:00
Sunday and public holidays: 11:00 – 19:00

25 December; 1 and 6 January

Special opening times:
24 and 31 December, 5 January: 11:00 – 15:00

*The venue will be cleared 10 minutes before closing time. The last entrance times (18:30 or 19:30) only allow a 20-minute tour.

How to get here

Buses: 5 – 14 – 27 – 37 – 45 – 53 – 150

Metro: Line 4 (Colón), line 2 (Banco de España) and line 5 (Chueca)

Suburban trains: C-2, C-7, C-8 and C-10


Available in Spanish and English. Online format accessible by smartphone with no previous downloads or installations necessary.

Also available through an audio device from the reception desk (subject to availability).

Price: €4


The exhibition hall has a wheelchair ramp and an indoor elevator.


Cloakroom. Temporarily unavailable due to the COVID-19 situation.


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Entering the artistic universe of Miró means discovering the embodiment of pure color, identifying the logic of symbols and evaluating the difficult harmony between the constant and the ethereal. The Catalan artist, who exerted a powerful influence on key American painters of the mid-20th century, was a creator, magician and genius of contemporary.

With this exhibition we seek to dig deeper into Miró’s soul through 65 works which include some of the symbols most characteristic of his work: stars, suns, moons, birds and feminine forms. The elements of his works are strategically placed on the canvas and speak to the importance of meditation in art and the concept of controlled spontaneity. Furthermore, five of Calder’s structures reveal the friendship and professional relationship between the two artists.

Important: We inform you that a significant number of works in the Espacio Miró have been loaned temporarily, therefore the collection is not shown in its entirety. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Ticket PLUS

  • Entrance ticket and audio-guide for the two temporary exhibitions and Espacio Miró. The audio-guide is accessible online using your smartphone with no previous downloads or installations necessary. You can also hire an audio-guide from the reception desk (subject to availability).
  • Price (Tuesday to Sunday): €9. Beneficiaries of reduced rates, €7. Mondays (apart from public holidays): free entrance; otherwise €4.
  • Don’t forget to bring your headphones!

If you already have a ticket and want to add the audio-guide, you can hire one for €4


  • Access to the two temporary exhibitions and Espacio Miró.
  • General entrance ticket: €5. Beneficiaries of a reduced rate: €3.
  • Free general entrance (€0): Mondays (apart from public holidays), 14:00 – 20:00.

Beneficiaries of groups entitled to free entrance must get a ticket at the ticket office.

Guided visit

  • An approach to the keys to Miró's work through our cultural mediators. No additional cost upon entry.
  • Times: Tuesday: 11.30 - 18.30
  • Information at reception.

Customers of MAPFRE and partner entities

  • People with a MAPFRE insurance policy are entitled to two free tickets to these exhibitions. If you are visiting for the first time, please read these simple instructions.
  • If you belong to any of Fundación MAPFRE’s partner entities, you can get a reduced ticket (€1) at the ticket desk of the exhibition.


External groups

  • Groups must be accompanied by a guide. If you wish to request this service from Fundación MAPFRE, you can find information and prices at:
  • The group must comprise a minimum of six people. At the moment, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the maximum group number is also six people (including the guide).
  • Times:
    • Friday: 13:00 and 17:00
  • Maximum duration of the tour: 60 min.
  • It is mandatory for guides to use some form of audio-guide system.
  • Confirmation of the tour implies the acceptance of the Rules for External Groups.



Educational activities for schoolchildren are temporarily suspended.


Educational activities for families are temporarily suspended.


  • All entrance tickets give access to the two exhibitions.
  • No refunds or changes are permitted except in the case of justified force majeure.
  • Capacity is currently reduced due to the COVID-19 crisis. Book your ticket online to avoid queues.
Throughout more than six decades of continuous work and already acclaimed as one of the 20th century’s masters of art, Miró always stayed true to his innovative spirit and refused to rest on his laurels. He saw his work as the perfect tool for raging against conservatism and achieving social change. His work was informed by the concept that art should be for the use and enjoyment of the people, resulting in the production of murals, ceramics and sculptures for public spaces. The artist’s work exudes a variety of influences, such as primitive schematism and popular tradition, but also from other fields as disparate as Asian calligraphy and urban graffiti.

Miró hypnotizes and seduces us with a world that is fantastic, personal and authentic, filled with vibrant black patches and inhabited by immense primary colors. Miró was able to express eloquence and feeling through his work thanks to his ability to represent the tangible and material world through messages filled with poetry.

The opening of the Espacio Miró is especially satisfying for Fundación MAPFRE in that it houses more than sixty pieces of loaned work on permanent display at our exhibition halls on the Paseo de Recoletos, 23.

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Visual signs.In the mid-1920s, Miró came up with an innovative plastic art vocabulary related to the surrealist avant-garde, which he continued to develop throughout his life. The artist created a dreamlike universe of unreal figures, evoked by intense pigments, heavy black contours and the skillful use of blank spaces.

Decisive in 20th century American painting. In 1941the first retrospective of the artist was held at the New York Museum of Modern Art to great critical acclaim. This event consolidated him as a master of modern art and his work began to influence a generation of artists of the stature of Rothko, Pollock, Gorky and Motherwell.

Assassinate painting.This is his famous message pronounced in 1927. His speech highlighted the need to break with traditional pictorial techniques. This concept was transferred to his artistic compositions by using new materials: fabric, cork, metal, fibers, bark, etc. Many of these elements were picked up by the artist on his long walks through the countryside.

Alexander Calder. Just like Miró, the American artist was interested in abstraction and they worked together. One of their most commendable achievements was to draw in three-dimensions with moving elements that appeared to dance in the air. In 1936, the New York World Telegram published: Calder’s mobiles are like living abstractions of Miró.

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