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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 light, Picasso’s Paris, Russian war and peace 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 2021.  

Brassai’s Paris 

The Picasso Museum welcomes a new exhibition this autumn, Photos of the City Picasso Loved, showcasing photos of Paris taken by Brassai in the 30s and 40s. Picasso and Brassai had a long and close personal and professional relationship while they lived in the City of Light and this exhibition pays homage to that. As well as photos, on display are also Brassai’s book cover designs and sculptures. From 19 October until 3 April.

Daily 11am-7pm (6pm in November and December). €8. Free entry on Sundays for the last 2 opening hours, ie from 5pm in October and from 4pm in November and December.


Painting Light 

You’ve still the chance to see the exhibition, Painting Light, Catalan Masters, in early autumn at the Carmen Thyssen Museum. It explores the use of light in paintings by Catalans artists from the 19th and 20th centuries including Fortuny, Anglada-Camarasa, Tapiès and Súner. Until 17 October.

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 8pm. €10 (including main collection). Free on Sundays after 5pm.

The Carmen Thyssen Museum has a lovely café serving coffee, light snacks and lunch. There’s a daily lunchtime menu, which is excellent value for €11.90.

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Russian War and Peace

The Russian Museum has an excellent exhibition looking at war and peace this autumn, well worth seeing. On display are 183 works by Russian masters and French and German artists with ties with Russia. Expect to see epic battle scenes from the October Revolution and World War I as well bucolic settings in the Russian countryside. The works include, as always, paintings and sculptures and provide unique insight into Russian life and culture. 

Duel between Peresvet and Chelubei by Kijail Avilov at the Russian Museum in Malaga
Duel between Peresvet and Chelubei by Kijail Avilov

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


CAC Malaga 

This innovative stage for contemporary art has 2 good exhibitions this autumn in Malaga: 

Mark Whalen – I am just here. The 20 works by the American artist explore the relationship between people and objects. They include several he created in his LA studio this year specially for this exhibition. 3D prints and wall reliefs are two of his main mediums. Until 28 November. 

Michelangelo Pistoletto – One plus one equals three. The iconic Italian artists has over 30 works on display including paintings, installations, and sculptures. Until 5 December. 

While you’re there, don’t miss the permanent collection and Neighbours. CAC also has one of the best museum shops in Malaga especially if you’re looking for a book about art! 

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

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