The Institute Valencian of Art Modern is the first museum for modern art in Spain.

Today in our blog we are going to tell you something about one of the best museums in Valencia. The IVAM, better known as; The Institute Valencian of Art Modern. This is the first museum for modern art in Spain. It had been the topic of conferences, courses, workshops and other exhibitions related to the field of contemporary art.

The opening of the Institute Valencian of Art Modern was in 1986. The collection comprises more than 11.000 pieces that span the 20th century and the continents. It’s home to many art collections and exhibitions and various publications delve into the museums installations. Various art forms have been included. Like paintings, sculpture, drawing, but also photography and video. Special attention has been paid to the origin of modern art. Mixing styles such as cubism, surrealism and pop art can be seen here.

The permanent collection includes arts of Julio Gonzales, Ignacio Pinazo and Miguel Navarro. There is also a temporary collection. Most of the time these collection change between 3 and 6 months. One of the special halls with the temporary exhibitions is the Hall of the Wall. This room is located under the ground and you can admire Medieval relics from the 14th century of the city of Valencia.

Practical information

You can find the Institute Valencian of Art Modern in the top 10 Art Galleries in Spain. As you probably guess, you can find this museum in Valencia. It is located on the North side of the center, below the Turia park, it is very easily accessible. The opening hours are on Tuesday till Thursday from 11:00 till 19:30. On Friday from 11:00 till 21:00 and on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 till 19:30. A normal ticket for adults is €6,00 and for students €3,00. For children and 65+ it is for free. (On Sunday and Friday evening it is free.)

This could be a nice trip with the students of our Spanish school, because it is an educative museum an there is a lot to learn. (Partly about the Spanish culture of art.) Certainly something that we can add on our list.