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New art museum opens in Malaga

New art museum opens in Malaga
3 Jun 2011

Culture vultures visiting southern Spain can now see a range of artworks at the new Carmen Thyssen Bornemisza Museum in Malaga.

The Andalucian branch of the Madrid institution has officially opened its doors following a two-year construction project.

It houses hundreds of artworks, with a focus on pieces that have associations with southern Spain.

Visitors can browse through four different sections exploring themes such as the work of past masters dating back to the 13th century and the modernisation of Spanish painting from the 19th century onwards.

Highlights to look out for include Vincent van Gogh's famous Moulin de la Galette and Francisco Zurbaran's still-life and religious pieces.

In addition to the main collection, the Carmen Thyssen Bornemisza Museum in Malaga will host temporary exhibitions showcasing work by influential and celebrated artists such as Paul Gauguin and Edgar Degas.

Housed in the 16th-century Palacio de Villalon, the new attraction is part of a cultural trail in Malaga that also includes the Picasso and Automovil museums.

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