Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall

Art for all in the heart of Madrid

Housed in a building designed by architect Agustín Ortiz de Villajos for the Duchess of Medina de las Torres, following a series of restructuring and upgrading works the exhibition area now covers an area of around 1000 m2, divided into three rooms which are mainly used for exhibiting the plastic arts from the last third of the 19th century through to just after the Second World War. The exhibition rooms opened in the autumn of 2008, coinciding with a new international perspective in our programming following an in-depth review of the modernization of Spanish art between the last third of the 19th century through to the Spanish Civil War.

Free admission to the “Espacio Miró” permanent exhibition with the purchase of your ticket.
If there is no exhibition showing, the entrance fee will be €3 per person.

Location

Sala Recoletos
Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall
Paseo de Recoletos 23, 28004 Madrid Phone: 915 81 61 00
Photo © Jesús Antón

Bus: 5 - 14 - 27 - 37 - 45 - 53 – 150
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Metro: line 4 (Colón) and line 2 (Banco de España)
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Our Current Exhibition

Brassaï Brassaï

Brassaï

Exhibition in Madrid. Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall

From 31/05/2018 to 02/09/2018

After passing through Barcelona, the BRASSAÏ exhibition, an in-house production featuring the work of this great Hungarian photographer, a key figure in the history of 20th century photography, is now coming to Madrid. The show traces his career with over 200 exhibits (period photographs, drawings, a sculpture and documentary material) and can be enjoyed in our Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhbition Hall until 2 September 2018.

Brassaï's work, already famous by the start of the 1950s, has come to be recognized as one of the cornerstones of the birth and evolution of a new trend in photography which emerged between the two world wars, transcending its purely documentary nature and restoring the concept of photography as a creative medium.

This is the first retrospective of the work of this great master organized since the year 2000 (Centre Pompidou) and the first to take place in Spain since 1993. The exhibition has been made possible thanks to loans from some of the leading European and American institutions and private collections: Estate Brassaï Succession (Paris), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, ISelf Collection (London), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Nicholas and Susan Pritzker, David Dechman and Michel Mercure.

Brassaï is a Fundación MAPFRE production.

Come out, enjoy and share! #expo_brassai

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Permanent exhibition

Painting (For David Fernández Miró), 1965 Painting (For David Fernández Miró), 1965

Permanent Collection. Espacio Miró

Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall

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.

Sign up for Miró Tuesdays! Every Tuesday there will be specialists available to give you an innovative insight into the exhibition.
Fifteen minutes exclusively devoted to you. From 11:30 to 13:30 and from 16:30 to 18:30 hours. We look forward to welcoming you!

*From 22 March, part of the content of Espacio Miró will go to Malta for a traveling exhibition. This being the case, the availability of works by Miró and Calder will be maintained on Floor 0 of the Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall, while on the -1 level there will be a temporary exhibition of works from our collections on paper, through the show Tribute to Miró. Women in the Fundación MAPFRE collections.

TICKET SALES

Ticket Price

General admissions: €3 per person

Free admission to the “Espacio Miró” permanent exhibition with the purchase of your ticket. If there is no exhibition showing, the entrance fee will be €3 per person.


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Free entry Mondays from 2 pm to 8 pm!

Times

Opening times*:

Monday from 2 pm to 8 pm.    

Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 20 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

Accessibility

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: 91 602 52 21

Further information

Tours

ESPACIO MIRÓ Guided Tours

From Monday to Thursday: 6:30 pm*

Price: €5

BRASSAÏ Guided Tours

Monday: 5.30 pm*

From Tuesday to Thursday: 11.30 am, 12.30 am and 5.30 pm*

Price: €5

Tuesday MIRÓ

Mediator every Tuesday: 11.30 am, to 13.30 pm and from 16.30 pm to 18.30 pm
Price: Free access with the purchase of an entrance ticket to the exhibition halls of Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos

Tours led by external guides:

*You can book tickets either on our website

Ticket sales 

Regulations for external guides (PDF 150 Kb)

ESPACIO MIRÓ Free guided tours in Spanish Sign Language (LSE):

25 de January at 6.30 pm.

22 de February at 6.30 pm. 
22 de March at 6.30 pm. 
26 de April at 6.30 pm. 
31 de May at 6.30 pm. 
28 de June at 6.30 pm.  
26 de July at 6.30 pm.   
27 de September at 6.30 pm.   
25 de October at 6.30 pm. 
29 de November at 6.30 pm.  
27 de December at 6.30 pm. 

BRASSAÏ Free guided tours in Spanish Sign Language (LSE):

28 de June at 5.30 pm.
29 de July at 5.30 pm. 

Every deaf or hearing impaired people who want to register for the visit should do so at least 24 hours before at number 91 602 52 21.

Services

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

Activities, workshops and games

Workshop-Tours for Schools

Price: €30 per class.

Dynamized-Tours for Schools

Price: €25 per class.

Workshop-Tours for Families

Price: €3 per participant.

Audio guides

Audio guides (English and Spanish):

Price: €3,50 for one exhibition and €5 for two exhibitions / three exhibitions

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