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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 #107 of 149 Attractions in Valencia
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Renkum, the Netherlands
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160 reviews 160 reviews
48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We spent a few hours in this museum with an entrance fee of 2 euro on Wednesday. Sundays are free of charge. Many exhibition rooms were closed at that moment and the collection is mainly Spanish with Spanish/Valencianean explanation, not always breathtaking. The tempory exhibit "In transition" is interesting and brings in also foreign artists and different forms of art.... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

most exhibition areas are closed, but the galeria 6 (the entrance is on the outside! look for it) is well worth a visit. Old and contemporary photography, in an interresting setting.

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Valencia, Spain
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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2,282 attraction reviews
2,276 helpful votes 2,276 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
66 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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22 helpful votes 22 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
37 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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