Carmen Thyssen Museum
The Carmen Thyssen Museum Málaga is a museum located in the heart of Málaga, Spain. The museum is home to a collection of 19th-century Spanish art, including works by some of the most important artists of the time.
What to See and Do
The museum has a permanent collection of over 230 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, and other pieces. The collection is divided into several sections, including:
- Romantic Landscape: This section features works by artists such as Carlos de Haes, Joaquín Sorolla, and Aureliano de Beruete.
- Costumbrismo: This section features works by artists such as José García Ramos, Antonio Muñoz Degrain, and Julio Romero de Torres.
- Andalusian Regionalism: This section features works by artists such as Francisco Iturrino, Julio Romero de Torres, and José García Ramos.
In addition to the permanent collection, the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The current exhibition is “The Art of the Spanish Still Life”, which features works by artists such as Juan van der Hamen, Luis Meléndez, and Francisco de Zurbarán. The exhibition runs from October 20, 2023, to January 28, 2024.
Admission Price and Opening Times
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. The museum is closed on Mondays, except on public holidays. The museum is also closed on December 25, January 1, and January 6.
The admission prices are as follows:
- General: €10
- Reduced: €6
- Group: €8
The full-access ticket is valid for the whole museum, including the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. The general ticket holders are also entitled to join the museum’s scheduled group guided tours (on a first come, first served basis). The reduced price is available for senior citizens and retired persons (65+), students under age 26, European Youth Card holders, residents of Málaga province, and large families (3 or more children).
Free admission is available for minors under age 18 and accompanied minors under age 13, persons with a disability rating of 33% or higher, state-registered unemployed persons, students of the University of Málaga, teachers and students of Fine Art or Art History, guides with official accreditation, journalists with official accreditation, and members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
Important Exhibitions on Display
The current exhibition, “The Art of the Spanish Still Life”, is a must-see for art lovers. The exhibition features works by some of the most important artists of the Spanish Golden Age, including Juan van der Hamen, Luis Meléndez, and Francisco de Zurbarán. The exhibition explores the development of the still life genre in Spain and its relationship with the country’s artistic and cultural history.