03.JUN.2021 ──────── 29.AUG.2021
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
03.JUN.2021 ── 29.AUG.2021
Recoletos Exhibition Hall
Paseo Recoletos 23, 28004 Madrid
Tel: 915 81 61 00
Mondays (except holidays): 2 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 11 am – 8 pm
Sunday and holidays: 11 am – 7 pm
December 25th, January 1st and 6th
Limited opening hours:
December 24th and 31th, January 5th: 11 am – 3 pm
*The evacuation of the hall starts 10 minutes before closing time. Last access (7:30 pm or 6:30 pm) only allows a 20 minutes tour to the exhibitions.
Available online in Spanish and English. Accessible via mobile without downloads or installations.
Also available in audio device obtainable in the hall (if available).
Ramp for wheelchair access – The three floors of the hall are accessed by a generously-sized elevator.
Locker Service: Temporarily unavailable.
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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.
Select an option
- TICKET and AUDIO GUIDE for Espacio Miró, Bill Brandt and Miró Poema. The audio guide is accessible online, from the Smartphone, without downloads or installations. An audio device can also be requested in the room (if available).
- For Miró Poema, the audio guide includes an unique content: ten poems on the works on display, written expressly for the exhibition by relevant Spanish and Latin American poets (Luisa Castro, Alberto Chessa, Antonio Colinas, Miquel de Palol, Olvido García Valdés , Darío Jaramillo, Sandra Lorenzano, Juan Carlos Mestre, Julia Piera and Cristina Peri Rossi) in their own voices.
- Price: General PLUS: €9. Reduced PLUS: €7. Mondays (except holidays): €4.
- Don’t forget to bring your headphones!
- Access to Espacio Miró, Bill Brandt y Miró Poema.
- General admission: €5. Reduced ticket beneficiaries: €3.
- Free Access (0€): mondays except holidays, from 2 pm to 8 pm.
- An approach to the keys to Miró's work through our cultural mediators. No additional cost upon entry. Information at front desk.
- Hours: Tuesdays: 11:30 am - 6.30 pm
- Information at desk.
MAPFRE Clients MAPFRE and Collaborating Entities
- If you have already purchased a ticket and want to add the audio guide, you can purchase it individually. Price: 4 €
- For Miró Poema, the audio guide includes an unique content: ten poems on the works on display, written expressly for the exhibition by relevant Spanish and Latin American poets: Luisa Castro, Alberto Chessa, Antonio Colinas, Miquel de Palol, Olvido García Valdés , Darío Jaramillo, Sandra Lorenzano, Juan Carlos Mestre, Julia Piera and Cristina Peri Rossi.
- Don't forget to bring your headphones!
- It's mandatory for the group to have a guide or person in charge. To request a guide from the Foundation, ask please for information and rates to: email@example.com
- The group must be made up of a minimum of 6 people. Currently, and due to health prevention measures, the maximum number of members (guide included) is also 6 pax.
- Fridays: 1 pm and 5 pm
- Maximum duration of the visit: 60 min.
- It's mandatory for the group to make the tour with the support of an audio-guiding system.
- The formalization of the reservation implies the acceptance of these Rules for external groups.
As part of health protection measures, Educational Activities for schools are temporarily suspended.
As part of health protection measures, Educational Activities for families are temporarily suspended.
- All tickets allow access to all three exhibitions.
- Tickets changes or returns are not allowed except for justified force majeure.
- Reduced capacity for health prevention. Get your ticket at the online box office from here to avoid waiting.
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.
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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