Museo Reina Sofia

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Museo Reina Sofia is the national museum of the modern art in Spain. It was officially inaugurated on 10th September, 1992 and was named after Queen Sofia. Located in Madrid, it is dedicated to the 20th century art in Spain. It has collections of great artists like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. The most important painting here is Guernica by Picasso.

The 18th century hospital in Madrid had been converted into a beautiful museum in 1992, which is now referred to as the Museo Reina Sofia. The official name f the museum is Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. It has tow panoramic glass lifts in the outside and an extension was added to it by Jean Nouvel, a French architect, in 2005. It is a treasure house of both contemporary and modern art. There are two floors which are dedicated to temporary exhibits while the other two are devoted for the permanent collection. The collection covers genres like Pop, Abstract and Minimal art. The most important painting in this museum is by Pablo Picasso, known as Guernica. Another important painting was Pablo's Woman in Blue. The other artists whose works are featured in this museum include Miro and Dali. A part of the museum comprises of the library that specialized in 20th century art and has over 10000 volumes and 1000 periodicals.

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