Art Exhibitions in Malaga: The Complete and Updated Guide by Apartamentos Málaga Premium

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Haven’t you heard of the amazing art exhibitions in Malaga? Malaga is a city that brims with art: the streets, the people and the way of life, as well as in the wide variety of art galleries, exhibition centres and museums that you can find in every corner. In the last decade, Malaga museums have become a benchmark, both domestically, with the well-known Picasso Museum, and internationally, with the Malaga branches of the Centre Pompidou in Paris or the Russian Museum of Saint Petersburg.


However, when it comes to Malaga, the museums are not the only place where you can enjoy art. Walk along the streets and discover the small galleries or exhibition rooms that showcase the works of local artists. Do you want to explore the art in Malaga with our holiday apartments in Malaga? Stay tuned for the constant updates to this amazing guide.

1. Museo Picasso
2. Museo de Málaga
3. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC) de Málaga
4. Museo del Patrimonio Municipal y sala CAC de la Coracha
5. Centro Cultural la Malagueta
6. Centre Pompidou
7. Museo Carmen Thyssen

  1. Picasso Museum

Just a few metres from our Apartamentos Málaga Premium, you will find the famous Picasso Museum. Run by the Fundación Museo Picasso Málaga and located in the Palacio de Buenavista, this impressive museum aims to preserve and disseminate the work of the Malaga artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso. This space hosts one of the most varied art exhibitions in Malaga, which includes countless works on display that contribute daily to the delight of its visitors.

museo picasso malaga


In this fascinating Malaga museum you can get to know the artist’s life and work through a tour in which you will not only enjoy the local heritage, but also a wide range of educational activities for all visitors. Explore the Dialogues with Picasso collection, which narrates almost eight decades of the artist’s work, and learn about the various techniques he mastered during his life. In addition, you will not want to miss its wonderful temporary exhibitions, both in-person and digital. They are the perfect opportunity to learn more about Picasso’s life and work.

  1. Museum of Malaga

Inside the breathtaking neoclassical building known as the Palacio de la Aduana is the current Museum of Malaga, which houses the archaeology and fine arts sections of the city. Besides, its excellent location in the historic centre, next to emblematic places such as the Alcazaba, the Cathedral or the Roman Theatre, makes it the perfect place to meet and enjoy the culture.

Palacio de la aduana


On the other hand, the restoration of the Palacio de la Aduana and the respectful care for the values of the historic building, have resulted in the creation of an ideal space to host one of the largest art exhibitions in Malaga. This way, visitors will not only be able to delight themselves in the breathtaking exterior and interior of the building, but they will be able to visit the galleries inside to discover a complete collection about Malaga’s history and art.

  1. Centre for Contemporary Art (CAC)

If you are wondering what to do in Malaga, a perfect choice is to visit the Malaga Centre for Contemporary Art. Located in the old wholesale market of Malaga, the historic building that houses the current CAC is integrated in the historic centre, on the left bank of the Guadalmedina River. Besides, this museum currently has another branch in La Coracha, so the variety in contemporary art exhibitions is guaranteed.

Centro arte contemporaneo


Inside this Malaga museum you can enjoy an endless number of temporary exhibitions that are constantly renewed, and lasting and temporary collections, as well as a varied range of activities: talks, audiovisual, musical and scenic activities, commented visits, events, etc. The staff also has a vast experience in organizing visits, workshops and other educational activities for school groups of all levels. It is always a good time to discover Malaga’s art exhibitions!

  1. Centre of Contemporary Art (CAC) in La Coracha Gallery: Municipal Heritage Museum

If you are looking for art exhibitions and museums in Malaga, a few steps from our boutique hotel you can find a little-known jewel: the CAC gallery in La Coracha and the Municipal Heritage Museum (MUPAM). Here are a large number of pieces that Malaga’s City Council has gathered for decades and that could only be partially appreciated when visiting La Casona del Parque.

In 1999 this museum was inaugurated in the former Coracha, under the castle wall and the Alcazaba of Malaga. Today visitors can admire pieces from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. From the conquest of Malaga by the Catholic Monarchs to modern works with pieces from the so-called Generation of the 50s.

In the third module of the museum, you can admire contemporary art exhibitions in Malaga by C.A.C. The Centre for Contemporary Art in Malaga has enriched this museum with works from the 20th and 21st centuries in the form of temporary exhibitions by local and international artists. So, if you don’t know what to do in Malaga to enjoy a varied artistic offer, just a stone’s throw away from our holiday apartments you can enjoy historical and contemporary exhibitions in a single space. Are you going to miss it?

  1. Cultural Centre La Malagueta: the Most Modern Museum in Malaga

The Cultural Centre La Malagueta first opened on January 31st 2020, which makes it the most modern museum in Malaga. If you still don’t know where it is, look again… That’s right, the Plaza de Toros of La Malagueta is the branch of this cultural centre with a gallery of exhibitions.

This cultural centre continues the meteoric rise of Malaga as a city of museums. This space not only retrieves the historic building of the Plaza de Toros, but also opens its doors 365 days a year for Malaga residents and visitors to enjoy art, music, thought, literature… and, in general, any form of cultural expression.

This new museum in Malaga offers lasting exhibitions from October to June, in its two main rooms; temporary exhibitions, in its different exhibition spaces; and a wide variety of activities in the rest of the spaces of the building. Check its agenda during your visit to Malaga and stop by the Cultural Centre La Malagueta from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm.

  1. Centre Pompidou: International Art Exhibitions in Malaga

In 2015, this branch of the famous Parisian museum arrived on our shores. Malaga residents and visitors were able to experience the Centre Pompidou thanks to its rich collections, excellent programming and multidisciplinary proposals.

This artistic centre was a milestone for the city and the French branch since it is the first time this institution is implemented abroad. This commitment of the Pompidou Museum in Paris has been a success, as shown by its nearly 1,000,000 visitors.

Located in front of the sea, in the surroundings of Muelle 1, the Centre Pompidou stands out with its multicoloured cube by the French artist Daniel Buren. Today “El Cubo” is a symbol of the city and its cultural transformation in the last decade. And this profitable collaboration between Malaga and art has come to stay since Malaga’s City Council and the President of the Centre Pompidou recently signed an agreement to extend the presence of this museum in Malaga until 2025.

In the coming years, the Centre Pompidou will work to bring art exhibitions to Malaga with pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries: temporary exhibitions, dance, concerts, cinema, conferences and workshops are just some of the art centre’s proposals to keep visitors in direct contact with the local and national art scene.

Would you like to visit one of the world’s most renowned cultural institutions in Malaga? Visit the Centre Pompidou in Malaga from Wednesday to Monday from 9.30am to 8pm. In addition, it is only a walk away from our tourist apartments.

  1. Museo Carmen Thyssen: National Art Exhibitions in Malaga

If you are looking for a museum in Malaga where Spanish painting plays a fundamental role, the Museo Carmen Thyssen is the ideal space. The large collection that this building houses is dedicated to preserving, researching and disseminating the value of Spanish painting, especially of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Through its magnificent Permanent Collection and its attractive temporary exhibitions, visitors will enjoy an enriching walk through the history of Spanish art.

The impressive variety of outstanding works and artists make the Carmen Thyssen Collection one of the best art exhibitions in Malaga. From great costumbrist and naturalist works to acclaimed end-of-century authors such as JoaquĂ­n Sorolla, this museum undoubtedly houses one of the largest collections of Spanish paintings in our city. And don’t forget to visit their temporary exhibitions.   You won’t be disappointed!

The Carmen Thyssen museum also brings great value to Malaga as a cultural city. Thanks to a dynamic programme of cultural and educational activities for the young public and its constant desire to collaborate with other cultural and social institutions, this museum in Malaga becomes one of the most famous in the city. If you want to know the works of the Museo Carmen Thyssen in Málaga, remember that you can visit it from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm. And don’t forget to check their website for all the details of their temporary exhibitions!

What do you think of this extensive collection of museums in Malaga? If you still don’t know what to do in Malaga, you can also check the complete guide of our Apartamentos Málaga Premium and find out all the details of the best art exhibitions in Malaga. And don’t forget that it is constantly being updated so you’ll always have a different cultural plan. Don’t miss out!

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