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The council of Málaga has spent €100m on the arts in past 10 years to seduce visitors interested in culture to pay a visit to the Museums in Málaga. In 2015 two new museums were added to the all ready impressive list of cultural exibitions, namely Centro Pompidou and Museo Russo. Check out our information and have a nice stay in Málaga, the city that offers much more than culture alone.
The Málaga branch of the Russian museum, the subject of a 10-year agreement, opened its doors in 2015. Housed in an old tobacco factory refurbished for more than €500,000, its opening display is dedicated to Russian art of the 16th to 20th centuries, featuring works by Ilya Repin, Wassily Kandinsky and Vladimir Tatlin.
After touring the Russian museum the mayor of Málaga, Francisco de la Torre said he was thrilled to see the latest phase in the city’s transformation. “It’s a feeling of great satisfaction for me,” said the fast-talking mayor. While his People’s party colleagues across the country have been accused of crippling the country’s cultural sector with tax hikes and cuts to subsidies, De la Torre has done the opposite, pouring tens of millions into turning Málaga into a big-name arts hub.
Until now the only offshoot of the Pompidou Centre has been in northern France, the Pompidou-Metz. The Malaga collection, called ‘Centro Pompidou Málaga’ is the first branch outside France and will add to the city’s already impressive range of art galleries – the Museo Picasso, the Museo Carmen Thyssen and the ‘Centro de Arte Contemporáneo’ (contemporary art centre or CAC). The mayor of Málaga, Francisco de la Torre, says that the agreement which will last five years with the option of a further five years, is “great news for cultural Málaga, tourist Málaga and technological Málaga” and will cost the city council a million euros annually for the use of the name, the loan of artworks and a temporary exhibition once a year.
The Málaga Port Cube will initially for five years, be the provisional headquarters of the French centre, the first to be installed outside France, and has three different parts; the museum with part of the collection form the Georges Pompidou National Centre of Art and Culture, which will let the visitor journey though the XX and XXI centuries; another space is for temporary exhibitions – between two and three a year; and the third will be workshops aimed at children and adolescents.
The Málaga centre holds some 80 paintings and photographs including Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Rineke Dijkstra, Tony Oursler, Frida Kahlo, Francis Bacon, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Chirico, Alberto Guacometti and Sophie Calle, among others.