Fundación MAPFRE Casa Garriga Nogués Exhibition Hall

Art for all in the heart of Madrid

The Garriga Nogués room is opening in the autumn of 2015. Since the facility opened, during different periods and types of activities, we have featured important content of Catalan origin and we have collaborated with some of the leading cultural institutions in Catalonia. A recent standout example is that of our collaboration with the MNAC in 2011 on the exhibition The Splendor of Romanesque, which presented the museum’s exceptional collection of Catalan Romanesque art in Madrid for the first time. The opening of this new facility consolidates this trajectory. We expect to organize exhibitions focusing on the early years of pictorial modernity (1850 - 1950) and on the great masters of photography. Our exhibition space covers an area of over 2700 m2 in an emblematic edifice that embraces various different architectural styles ranging from Rococo to Neoclassicism to Modernism.


Sala Casa Garriga Nogués
Fundación MAPFRE Casa Garriga Nogués Exhibition Hall

Diputació, 250. 08007 Barcelona

Phone: 934 01 26 03

Photo © José Hevia

Buses: 7, V15, 63, 67, 68  
Subway: L2, L3, L4 (Paseo de Gracia) L1, L3 (Cataluña)
Train: R1, R3, R4 (Plaza Catalunya) 
Tourist Bus: 
Bicing: Stations 494 (Rambla Catalunya/Diputació), 61 (Rambla Catalunya, 47)

Nuestra Exposición Actual

Brassaï Brassaï


Exhibition in Barcelona. Fundación MAPFRE Casa Garriga Nogués Exhibition Hall

From 20/02/2018 to 13/05/2018

From 20 February at our Fundación MAPFRE Casa Garriga Nogués Exhibition Hall in Barcelona, you can admire the work of one of the masters of 20th century photography: Brassaï.

Brassaï was one of the most prominent members of the group of European and American photographers whose work between the two world wars redefined photography's identity and enriched its potential as a means of artistic expression.

The current show traces his career using over two hundred examples of his work. Curated by Peter Galassi, chief curator of the Photography Department of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York between 1991 and 2011, this represents the first retrospective exhibition of Brassaï organized since the year 2000 (Centre Pompidou) and the first in Spain since 1993.  

It benefits from an exceptional loan from the Estate Brassaï Succession (Paris) and other loans from some of the leading institutions and private collections of North America and Europe: Museum of Modern Art (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Art Institute of Chicago, Nicholas and Susan Pritzker, David Dechman and Michel Mercure, Philadelphia Museum of Art, ISelf Collection (London) and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Brassaï is a Fundación MAPFRE production.

Come out, enjoy and share! #expo_brassai


Ticket price

General admissions: €3 per person.

Free entry Mondays from 2 pm to 8 pm!

*Check our price policy and buy your ticket.


Opening times*:

Mondays from 2 pm to 8 pm.
Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 8 pm.
Sundays/holidays from 11 am to 7 pm.

*Last access: 30 minutes before closing time.

We ask visitors to please leave the exhibition halls 10 minutes before the closing time.

Further information


Find out about the accessibility of our exhibition facilities

Anybody either deaf or with a hearing impairment that would like to register for the visit should do so at least 24 hours in advance by calling: 93 401 26 03

Further information


Guided tours:

Monday 5:30 pm (Catalan) and 6:30 pm (Spanish)
From Tuesday to Thursday 5:30 pm (Catalan) and 6:30 pm (Spanish)

Precio: 5 €

Tours led by external guides:

*You can book tickets either on our website.

Regulations for external guides (PDF 150 Kb)

Free guided tours in Catalan Sign Language (LSC)

22 February at 5:30 pm.
22 March at 5:30 pm.
26 April at 5:30 pm.


We offer you a variety of services to facilitate your visit to our exhibitions.

Activities, workshops and games

Visits - Workshop for Schools

Price: €30 per class.

Visits - Interactive - for Schools

Price: €25 per class.

Visits - Workshop and Interactive Tours for Families

Price: €3 per participant.

Audio guides

Audio guides (English, Catalan, Spanish):

Price: €3,50

Sign guides and audio guides with an audio description have free admission