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Instituto Valencia d'Arte Modern (IVAM)

Guillem de Castro 118, 46003 Valencia, Spain
96 386 30 00
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Ranked #76 of 152 Attractions in Valencia
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: Instituto Valencia de Arte Moderno (IVAM) is quite large and the museum is based on the work of Julio Gonzalez, an avant-garde Spanish artist. Julio... more »
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Huge and spacious contemporary art gallery, with sufficient space to absorb major retrospectives of Julio Ramirez and Miquel Navarro as well as a significant exhibition celebrating 25 years of the gallery: Miro, Calder, Warhol, Picasso, Smithson all represented, for example. Shame there's so little information available in English, especially for the Valencian artists, and the cafe staff are surly: wouldn't... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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7 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The enterance fee is 2 euro. There is nothing explained in English. Also the pieces are not stunning. (Except for one Warhol inspired room) The staff is not nice nor helpful. The modern art museum in Alicante is much much better.

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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We are two italian students. The building is a great place, new and modern. It's the perfect place to host this kind of art. The price is incredibile, only 1€ if you are a student, 2€ for all the others. The art inside is strange and complicated, but interesting to understand. There are also art works of Fontana, Warhol and... More

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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The size of this art museum makes it very doable. No, it doesn't have the huge collection that one finds in places like the Prado, but it is a nice selection that one can explore in a few hours.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We're both keen on modern art & have been to some fine & well-presented museums & galleries but this isn't one of them. There's some interesting material and the permanent collection is helpfully laid-out chronologically. It's really unhelpful though to have no explanatory text in English (or French, Italian, German etc) for a top-class art museum, especially as there are... More

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68 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We visited IVAM after visiting Museo de Bellas Artes. The contrast between the 2 is quite wide with some very interesting exhibits at IVAM. We visited on a Sunday when there was free entry, but even if we had paid the €2 each to visit, it would still have been very good value.

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Only go if there's an exhibition you really want to see ... otherwise this gallery just isn't worth visiting. Even if it only costs €2 (free with your Valencia Tourist Card), the exhibits in early September '13 were a disappointment and poorly presented. The café was a no-hoper too.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

A lot of the museums are free to visit at the weekend. We went here on a Sunday to take advantage of this offer. There were some interesting exhibitions but we didn't spend more than an hour browsing.

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Miami, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

IVAM stands at the corner of busy thoroughfare and the Turia river-bed garden; it is spacious and well-pointed. At entrance, the staff gave us detailed descriptions of each major exhibitions in English, which is very helpful. The entrance fee is a modest 2 euro. Sculptor Julio González's large body of work is prominently displayed in a large hall. The other... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

While it doesn't look like much from the outside, this museum really surprised us.We were first captured by Enrique Meneses who was the first Photojournalist to ascend to Sierra Maestra during the Cubin revolution in 1957,his photos of Fidel Castro show a somewhat different side of Castro, A Young Castro sitting reading a book with one of his gorilla followers... More

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