Museo Arte Público de Madrid

Museo Arte Público de Madrid

Madrid | Spain

About the Museum

An unconventional museum, this 1970s space at the junction of Castellana and Calle Juan Bravo was the brainchild of engineers José Antonio Fernández Ordoñez and Julio Martínez Calzón. Designing a bridge across the avenue, they thought the space underneath would be a good art venue. Sculptor Eusebio Sempere convinced fellow artists to donate their work, and subsequently a public exhibition venue for public art was born.

All the major names in late 20th-century Spanish sculpture are represented - including Pablo Serrano, Miró, Chillida. Highlights include the dynamic stainless-steel sculpture Mon per a infants ('A World for Children') by Andreu Alfaro and the spectacular Cascade by Sempere in the center of the venue.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons: Luis García)

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