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Instituto Valencia d'Arte Modern (IVAM)

Address: Guillem de Castro 118, 46003 Valencia, Spain
Phone Number: 96 386 30 00
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Ranked #83 of 139 Attractions in Valencia
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Valencia, Spain
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

IVAM always has some interesting special expositions and it is always eye opening to go there. It is a modern place which exhibits tradition as well as modern artists and trends.

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Malaga, Spain
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2,423 reviews 2,423 reviews
2,176 attraction reviews
2,193 helpful votes 2,193 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The IVAM is a big museum of modern art. It features the art of Julio Gonzalez, an avant-garde Spanish artist. Julio Gonzalez lived between 1876 and 1942. He was a Catalan abstract and cubist artist. In the 1890s he met Pablo Picasso in Barcelona at the Els Cuatro Gats. In 1900 he moved to Paris and never returned to Spain.... More

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Bury st. edmunds
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138 reviews 138 reviews
53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Not really being into art, I found some of the installations in here fascinating. Yes there are dull bits but ignore them and focus on the rooms with great contemporary work. 2 euros is not much to pay and if you have a tourist card then its free - so its hard to be to critical even if you don't... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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136 reviews 136 reviews
37 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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222 reviews 222 reviews
69 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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