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"Max Beckmann. Exile figures" exhibition and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza skip-the-line tickets

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Availability: From 25 October 2018 to 27 January 2019
Duration: 1 day
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  • Enjoy a monographic exhibition of one of Germany’s leading 20th-century artists
  • Admire more than 50 works, including paintings, lithographs and sculptures
  • The first exhibition in Spain in twenty years to be devoted to the artist
  • Explore the permanent collection and the temporary exhibitions with an audioguide (only if you choose this option at time of the purchase)
What to expect

From 25 October 2018 to 27 January 2019, the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza devotes a monographic exhibition to Max Beckmann (Leipzig, 1884 – New York, 1950), one of Germany’s leading 20th-century artists. Initially close to Expressionism and New Objectivity, Beckmann developed a unique and independent pictorial style of a realistic type but one filled with symbolic resonances, offering a powerful account of society of his day.

Curated by Tomàs Llorens, the exhibition brings together more than 50 works, including paintings, lithographs and sculptures, organised thematically into two principal sections. The first, smaller section covers Beckmann’s years in Germany from the period prior to World War I, when he first achieved public recognition, to the rise of National Socialism in the 1930s when he was expelled from the Frankfurt art school where he taught and was banned from exhibiting in public. The second, larger part, focuses on the artist’s years in Amsterdam and the United States where he lived after he was obliged to leave Germany. This part is based on four metaphors relating to exile, understood both literally and as the existential condition of modern man: Masks, which looks at the loss of identity associated with the condition of exile; Electric Babylon, which focuses on the modern city as the capital of exile; The long goodbye, which constructs a parallel between exile and death; and The Sea, a metaphor of the infinite, its powers of seduction and alienation.

Important information if you select the option with audio guide included: The museum has audio guides available for the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection and temporary exhibitions. The guides offer commentaries on the most important works.

  • Permanent collection: Audio guides available in Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Approximate length: 2.5 hours or a shorter 30-minute version, Highlights
  • Temporary exhibitions: Audio guides available in Spanish and English. Approximate length: 1 hour
  • Thematic tours (Food, Sustainability. Some social challenges at the collection works, Fashion, Jewellery, The Museo as a Mirror of Don Quixote, Inclusive love, Wine Cultre in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection): Audio guides available in Spanish and English. Approximate length: 45 minutes
  • The audio guide and can be rented from 10.00am to 6.00pm
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What's included
  • Entrance to the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and "Max Beckmann. Exile figures" exhibition
  • Audio guide (only if you select this option)
What's not included
  • Guide
Reduced price
  • Free Admission Ticket: Under 18 years old, people with disabilities, Comunidad de Madrid guide, other autonomous community guide, Amigo MNAC
  • Reduced Admission Ticket: Students, over 65, Youth Card holders and pensioners

Note: Eligibility for reduced-rate and free tickets must be proved at the access-control point with a valid ID

Where

Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain

Meeting point:

Metro: Banco de España. Buses: 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 14, 15, 20, 27, 34, 37, 45, 51, 52, 53, 74, 146 and 150. Train: Estaciones de Atocha, Sol and Recoletos

What to remember
  • With this ticket you can visit the museum's permanent and temporary exhibition
  • Ticket valid only on the printed date
  • No re-entry to temporary exhibitions
  • Last visitors admitted 1 hour before closing
  • All galleries are cleared 5 minutes before closing
  • Please arrive 15 minutes ahead to facilitate admission at the scheduled time
  • Between the end of June and the beginning of September, the museum will extend its hours for the summer months
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When

"Max Beckmann. Exile figures" exhibition: From 25 October 2018 to 27 January 2019

Permanent collection:

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00am to 7.00pm
  • Mondays: free admission from 12.00pm to 4.00pm
  • The museum is closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December
  • On 24 and 31 December, opening hours are from 10.00am to 3.00pm

Temporary exhibition

  • Mondays: closed
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00am to 7.00pm
  • Saturdays: 10.00am to 9.00pm
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