The museum opened in 1989 as Spain’s first contemporary art museum. An ultramodern building, it’s anchored by the welded-iron sculptures of the abstract/Cubist artist Julio González (1876–1942). The museum was bequeathed 394 works by González that range from drawing and paintings to jewelry and his signature welded steel sculpture. The museum also possesses an extensive collection of the works by Valencian painter Ignacio Pinazo (1849–1916), whose stylistic experiments were notably abstract and avant-garde in their day. Other strengths of the collections include 20th-century photography and photo-collage, pop art, and new media. Use a separate entrance for the Sala Muralla, so-named because it preserves a portion of the city’s medieval walls. The museum is on the western edge of the old city.
Valencia, Spain› Attraction
Institut Valencia d’Art Modern (IVAM)
Calle Guillém Castro, 118
Our Rating Hours Tues–Sun 10am–7pm Transportation Bus: 8, 28, or 29. Metro: Túria Phone 96-386-30-00 Prices Admission 2€ adults, 1€ students, free for seniors Web site Institut Valencia d’Art Modern (IVAM)
MapCalle Guillém Castro, 118 Valencia, Spain
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