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Instituto Valencia d'Arte Modern (IVAM)

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Address: Guillem de Castro 118, 46003 Valencia, Spain
Phone Number: 96 386 30 00
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Top museum at very moderate entrance fee

My 2nd visit to IVAM. The temporary collections were not as interesting to me as the previous ones, but that is of course a matter of taste. The permanent collections are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
Filip V
Zwevegem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just saw the Gillian Wearing mixed media show here - thought provoking and very well presented. In an upstairs gallery is a collection of stunning 1950s photo montages of real dreams by the German emigre Grete Stern - certainly gives Dali a run for his money - amazing compositions contrasting the super and sub conscious.

Thank Porfa
Zwevegem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

My 2nd visit to IVAM. The temporary collections were not as interesting to me as the previous ones, but that is of course a matter of taste. The permanent collections are super. The way the art pieces and performances are presented is very good. 1 gallery per artist or per theme is a strong element.

Thank Filip V
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Art is subjective so difficult to comment on what people would like. Personally the exhibition on the top floor looking at the politics behind art in Valencia was interesting. The section on household equipment was good but I found the lower floors disappointing.

Thank MixMasterMoll
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Out of the blistering heat of the Valencian streets IVAM's doors open and swallow you up into a dark, shady and cool environment. The stairs lead to galleries above and the lower floor houses two further galleries one of which was solely showing work of Julio González considered, as the programme suggests, to be one of the leading sculptors of... More 

Thank j-curv
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

I can't recommend it to non-Spanish visitors, unfortunately all the signing and communication is in Spanish without translations. Employees also don't speak other languages. Strange, because the museum is quite big with a nice diversity of paintings, sculptures, graphic work, installations and movies. Only two (as we came, 15th of August) exhibitions had English translations.

Thank Pieter C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It's cheap at 2 euros and the building is cool and modern. However, when we went half of the rooms were closed, and most of the exhibits did not inspire. It compares badly to many other such modern art museums that I have seen. There is an interesting room of propaganda poster art work and 50's era kitchen equipment which... More 

Thank Prospero555
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you like modern art then I think you find plenty in this gallery to linger over. I particularly like the works by Josep Renau on the American Way of Life. If I had been staying longer in Valencia I'd have visited the gallery again.

Thank mickythemartian
Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

It is very nice to see new modern musum in the midlle of the old city. I saw few a artshows there and it is nice to see a modern place and new buildings where every thing around is old. I personally like old things so if you are in art mind it is very nice.

Thank rebe034
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I spoke to an expert of modern art and according to this person the collection is one of the best in the world. To do on a rainy day.

Thank Peersman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Mention "modern art museum" to me and I usually need a little convincing. Not so for this place. The presentation, layout and atmosphere of the IVAM offers so much for the visitor. Currently I would recommend "Tristes Armas" the works by Josep Renau in particular are some of the best examples of photomontage I've seen. Bruce Nauman's work is interesting... More 

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