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A is for amazing, autumn and art in Malaga

True to its reputation as one of the southern Europe’s top art destinations, yet again Malaga has some amazing autumn art on the agenda. On the scene in the city this autumn are artists fascinated by saints, influenced by Picasso, compelled by design plus other seriously talented artists. Whether sketches, watercolours, installations or sculptures are your thing, be prepared for some amazing art in Malaga this autumn.

Note that the information in this article refers to exhibitions in Malaga in autumn 2023.  

Need a reason to visit Malaga this autumn? We have 10 and all of them compelling.

The Echo of Picasso

The Picasso Museum welcomes the second of its big exhibitions commemorating the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death this year in early October. The Echo of Picasso examines the enormous influence the artist has had on other creators, both his contemporaries and those living now.

The exhibition showcases the work of 30 artists, all influenced by some aspect of Picasso’s creativity. The specially curated collection includes paintings, sculptures and installations, all of which are placed within the concept of Picasso and his work.

3 October 2023 until 31 March 2024

Open daily 11am to 7pm. Tickets €9, free Sundays after 5pm.

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Baroque Saints

Next up on the autumn art in Malaga menu is 17th-century Spanish art. It comes into its own at the Carmen Thyssen Museum with an exhibition called Fiercely Human. It shows around 40 works by Spanish painters of saints, whose dramatic images were designed to draw people to religion.

30 September 2023 until 18 February 2024

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 8pm. Tickets cost €10. Free entry on Sundays after 4pm. Note that if you’re resident in Malaga (you need to show proof), the entry fee is €6.)

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For Future Purposes

If you like your art colourful, head for this exhibition of autumn art in Malaga at CAC. Nigerian artist Atanda Quadri Adebayo adds vibrancy and colour in paintings and sculptures representing everyday life in his home country.

Until 26 November

Tuesday to Sunday 9am-9.30pm. Free entry. 

Magical Thinking

Austrian-born creator Ettore Sottsass takes centre stage the Pompidou Centre this autumn with a retrospective of his work. On show are his sculptures, drawings and designs created when Sottsass wore his designer, architect, writer or poet hat.

11 October 2023 until 25 February 2024

Open Wednesday to Monday 9.30am to 8pm. €7 for the permanent exhibition, €9 for both. Free Sundays after 5pm.

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Ahead of his time

The Russian Museum has an excellent exhibition with dozens of artworks from the huge collection owned by José María Castañé. Divided into four sections, it showcases work by Russian artists as well as key figures from 20th century art such as Paul Delvaux, David Hockney, Eduardo Arroyo and Diego Rivera.

The two largest sections cover 20th century Russian art and contemporary art.

Until early 2024

Open Tuesday to Sunday 9.30am to 8pm. Permanent exhibition €6, temporary exhibitions €4, €8 combined ticket. Free on Sundays after 5pm.

More autumn art in Malaga

This article is a work in progress because not all the museums have advertised their exhibitions yet. If you’re a lover of fine art, bookmark this page and check back often.

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