MUSEO REINA SOFÍA When the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía opened its doors in 1990, it stood as a modern, contemporary Spanish museum on an international scale. Throughout all of these years, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia has been increasing its collections, temporary exhibits, audiovisual and educational activities, services and number of visitors, what led those in charge of the institution to undertake studies on the possibility of increasing surface space, which brought about in 2001 the construction of the new building by Jean Nouvel, opened in September of 2005. The museum’s initial collection was made up of several smaller ones from different sources, such as the Spanish Contemporary Art Museum (now closed) and the Prado Museum’s 20th century art collection, which included a considerable number of works by Picasso related to his Guernica. Today the museum holds more than 20,000 pieces covering a range of artistic techniques: around 4,000 paintings, more than 1,400 sculptures, nearly 3,000 drawings, over 7,000 prints, over 3,000 photographs, some 160 single-channel videos and 40 video installations, more than 100 items of decorative art, and 30 architectural pieces. There are a number of important pieces by Picasso (especially the Guernica), Juan Gris, Miró, Dalí, Julio González, and many others. With the DMM membership We also organize FREE guided visits of the museum´s exhibits. MUSEO THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA Standing almost opposite the Prado Museum and very near the Reina Sofía Modern Art Museum, this new museum, which architect Rafael Moneo was commissioned to design, was the missing cornerstone that finally sealed the triangle of art. One of the key characteristics of the Thyssen-Bonemisza Museum is that it complements the Prado’s collection of old paintings and the modern art housed at the Reina Sofía Museum, featuring movements and styles such as the Italian and Dutch primitives, German Renaissance art, 17th century Dutch painting, Impressionism, German Expressionism, Russian Constructivism, Geometric Abstraction and Pop Art. Duccio, Van Eyck, Carpaccio, Lucas Cranach, Dürer, Caravaggio, Rubens, Frans Hals, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Kirchner, Mondrian, Klee, Hopper, Rauschenberg … These are just some of the great masters of art history whose works are on display at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. The museum currently houses two collections from the Thyssen-Bornemisza collector-lineage: the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection; and the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. These two collections comprise almost one thousand works of art, most of them paintings, with which the museum offers a stroll down the history of European painting, from its beginning in the 13th century to the close of the 20th century. With the DMM membership All bearers of the DMM card have an entrance price of 7 Euros instead of the regular price of 10 Euros. This price is for the permanent and temporary collections. Members are also given exclusive access to the Master classes offered by the Education department of the Museo Thyssen, which cost 5 Euros per class. MUSEO DEL PRADO Velázquez’s The Spinners, Goya’s Executions of the Third of May, Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, Fra Angelico’s The Annunciation, Rubens’ The Three Graces and Roger van der Weyden’s Descent From the Cross are just a few of the must-see pieces on display at the Prado Museum. The Museo del Prado collection stands out for its paintings, primarily from the Romanesque period to the 20th century. The majority of the artwork at the Prado is by Spanish artists, and includes works by Goya, Velázquez, El Greco, Murillo, Zurbarán, Berruguete, Rosales and Sorolla, among many others. Three of the most famous Spanish paintings in this collection are Velázquez’s Las Meninas, Goya’s The Family of Charles IV and El Greco’s Nobleman With Hand on His Chest. The Museo del Prado collection, however, does not only include Spanish painters; Italian, Flemish, French, German, Dutch and British artists are also well represented. Titian, Hieronymus Bosch, Watteau, Mengs, Gabriel Metsu and Sir Thomas Lawrence are just some of the international painters whose works are on display. With the DMM membership Free Entry to the activity Prado Joven (access to the temporary and permanent exhibits with a guide present in each room) from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. You must present your membership card at the box office of the Jerónimos entrance on the day of the activity. INSTITUTO CERVANTES The Instituto Cervantes is a public institution that was created by the Spanish government in 1991 with two main goals: to promote and teach the Spanish language, and to spread knowledge about Spanish and Latin American culture. It has two headquarters in Spain, one Madrid and the other in Alcalá de Henares, the birthplace of the writer Miguel de Cervantes. The Instituto Cervantes currently has centers on four continents. With the DMM membership We organize FREE guided visits exclusively for DMM members. CAIXAFORUM CaixaForum Madrid is a 21st century sociocultural centre which opens its doors to ancient, modern and contemporary art, music and poetry festivals, multimedia art, debates on current affairs, social conferences and family and educational workshops. Its spectacular premises, in Paseo del Prado, near the three major museums of the Art Walk, the Prado, the Thyssen and the Reina Sofía, are one of the new icons of our city. The renovation of the building that housed the old Mediodía electric power station was carried out by the Herzog & De Meuron architectural studio and it has two characteristics that make it easily recognisable: its vertical garden and its apparent state of “levitation”. With the DMM membership DMM members have a 30% discount on tickets for the exhibits, activities, and concerts offered at CaixaForum. Members are also given exclusive access to guided visits offered by the Education department of the cultural center, which cost 2 Euros per visit. REAL ACADEMIA DE BELLAS ARTES DE SAN FERNANDO The establishment of a Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Spain was first proposed by painter Antonio Meléndez, who suggested the idea in 1726 to King Philip V for the creation of an Academy of Arts for design, painting, sculpture and architecture. Today, the Museum at the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts houses over 1,400 paintings, 600 sculptures and 15,000 drawings, as well as an excellent collection of decorative arts objects including tapestries, silverware, ceramics, porcelain, clocks, furniture and medals. Paintings by well-known artists as Zurbarán, Ribera, Rubens, José de Madrazo and Pereda can be found at the museum. Goya, a member of this institution since 1780, stands out among the representatives of Spanish painting. La corrida de toros (The Bullfight), El entierro de la sardina’ (Burial of the Sardine) and La tirana (The Tyrant) are some of his works on display here. With the DMM membership Members receive free entry when presenting the membership card at the box office. We also organize FREE guided visits of the museum´s exhibits. LA CASA ENCENDIDA La Casa Encendida, an open-minded and dynamic social and cultural centre, showcases the most vanguard exhibits with all types of artistic expression, as well as offering classes and workshops on environmental and community issues. The cultural program includes scenic arts, movies, exhibits, and other examples of contemporary work. With the DMM membership We organize FREE guided visits exclusively for DMM members. FUNDACIÓN CANAL The Fundación Canal began its activities in 2001 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the creation of Canal de Isabel II. It aims to educate the public about the importance of environmental protection and water conversation through the organization and sponsorship of artistic, cultural, historic, scientific and applied research activities. With the DMM membership We organize FREE guided visits exclusively for DMM members. CASA DE AMÉRICA Casa de América is located in the Linares Palace in plaza de Cibeles. It´s a majestic space whose main objective is to discuss ideas and house debates about economics, politics, science, technology, and Latin American culture. Take a look at their cultural agenda here. With the DMM membership FREE entry to all the exhibits organized by Casa de América. Present the DMM membership card at the box office. 4 Euro discount off the regular price of guided visits organized by Casa de América. Present the DMM membership card at the guided visit. 10 % discount off the regular price of dramatized guided visits organized by Casa de América. Present the DMM membership card at the guided visit. DMM members pay only 2.50 € to see the film of their choice from those offered by Casa de América´s film listings. Present the DMM membership card at the box office. Y MUCHO MÁS With the DMM membership In addition to the above centers, DMM members can expect to have access to various guided visits in other centers throughout Madrid. These visits will be communicated to members through the website and weekly newsletters.