Today we arrive at Reina Sofia’s Room 001.08 – Floods of Reason in an Era of Change for Spain, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.
The Reina Sofia Museum is located in a building which was once a hospital. Today however it is a kind of time-capsule of the history of Spain, as experienced through art. This gallery showcases the works of eminent Spanish artist Luis Gordillo. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!
1. Dining Room, 1975, Manolo Quejido
2. Schreber Also Writes, 1976, by Carlos Alcolea
3. Match (things), 1976, by Manolo Quejido
Some fun facts about the Museum :
- The Reina Sofia Museum, named after Queen Sofia, is dedicated to showcasing and promoting awareness of Spanish art and culture. While the collection boasts of works by some of the best artists from Spain, it also holds an impressive body of work by international artists.
- The Museum, as it exists in its current state, was established in 1988. Prior to this, it was known as the Centre del Arte. It was given the status of a national museum by the Ministry of Culture.
- In 1989, Ian Ritchie gave the museum a new look, when he added 3 glass towers to its architecture.
- Further, in 2005, Jean Nouvel was appointed as the architect to carry out another expansion plan for the Museum. The plan cost about 90 million euros and was undertaken and executed in order to accommodate the Museum’s growing collection of art, and ever-increasing number of visitors.
A Final Thought :
The Reina Sofia is one of the top 10 most visited art museums in the world.
Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there.