IVAM- Valencian Institute of Modern Art. Centre Julio González

 Guillem de Castro 118, 46003 - València 

TOURISTIC AREA: Historical center

A museum of reference in modern and contemporary art, in the historic centre of València

The IVAM (Valencia Institute of Modern Art) is the cultural flagship of the Valencian Community and one of the leading institutions for modern and contemporary art. 
Inaugurated in 1989 and designed by the Valencian architects Carlos Salvadores and Emilio Jiménez, it was built immersed in the old quarter of València and its construction allowed the revitalisation of the Carmen neighbourhood. 
The IVAM was the first museum of modern art in Spain and is one of the few that has paid special attention to the historical European avant-garde. Its collection is a privileged base from which to review the modern project of the 20th century, essential to understand the 21st century. 
It occupies a surface area of 18,200 m2 and houses eight galleries dedicated to the collections of the museum and to temporary exhibitions. One of them, the Sala de la Muralla, which has an independent access, shows the foundations of the old medieval wall built in the second half of the 14th century.

What to see at the IVAM

Its rooms permanently exhibit different studies on the work of the two pillars of its collection: Julio González (1876-1942) and Ignacio Pinazo (1849-1916). Temporary exhibitions of national and international artists and pieces from the museum’s collection can also be seen.

The IVAM’s collection covers a wide chronological range. It ranges from the historical avant-garde in 1914 to the contemporary forms of today, with important authors such as James Rosenquist, Richard Hamilton, Robert Rauschenberg, Tony Cragg, Carmen Calvo, Fernando Arroyo, Antoni Tàpies, Julio González, Yves Klein, Zoran Music, Manolo Valdés, Equipo Crónica, Equipo Realidad, Jean Dubuffet, Gilian Wearing, Mona Hatoum, Annette Messager, Cindy Sherman, Jacques Lipchitz, Rodchenko, Alexander Calder, Per Kirkeby or James Turrell.

With an inclusive and collaborative methodology, IVAM also organises cultural activities and mediation actions for visitors of all ages, which seek to enrich and improve the public’s experience in the museum.

The entire IVAM programme can be consulted in advance at www.ivam.es

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  • Business schedule
  • Closing days: Monday
  • Schedule info

    From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Price

    General admission: €5
    Free admission: Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sundays all day

  • VTC discount 50% off Valencia Tourist Card
  • Interest information

    Guided tours with advance booking

    50% discount with Valencia Tourist Card 24, 48 or 72 hours.

    Free entry only with VTC 7 days. 

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Carrer de Guillem de Castro, 118, 46003 València, España

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