A unique walk through the history of Western art.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum brings together one of the most important collections built up along the 20th century, whose history is one of the most fascinating in the history of collecting. Although its private origins, the collection belongs today to the Spaniards, after its acquisition by the Spanish State in 1993, only one year after the opening of the Museum in Madrid. Since 2004 an important selection of the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection joined this legacy. More than two hundred works were deposited in the Museum complementing the styles and genres present among the permanent collection. Dürer, Rafael, Tiziano, Rubens, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Kandinsky, Picasso, Hopper, Rothko … these are just some of the great names whose works you can see in the museum. A collection made up of almost 1000 paintings, spanning the history of art from the 13th right up until the 20th century. The dissemination of the collections through programs oriented to involve all kind of public in its cultural project has always been the main Museum’s goal. This objective is one the Museum priorities as well as satisfying the visitors and collaborators demands under quality and innovation criteria.