The aim of the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM) is to spread the word about modern and contemporary art, encouraging visitors to explore the many different creative genre on offer and experience the latest groundbreaking creativity within the art world. In order to achieve this there are always exhibitions of works permanently held in the museum as well as temporary visiting collections, offering a constantly changing and challenging landscape to entertain and educate visitors.
Other events held in the IVAM include conferences, workshops, courses and concerts related to the exhibitions which are being held in the museum at any given time, and there is a constant flow of publications to back up the material on display.
The two main exhibition areas are the Centre Julio González, a modern building officially opened in 1989, and the Sala de la Muralla, located in the basement of the building, which contains remains of the city’s ancient medieval fortifications. This latter space currently hosts temporary exhibitions.
The building itself was designed by local architects Emilio Giménez and Carlos Salvadores, and Emilio Giménez and Julián Esteban supervised alterations and updates in 2000.
It occupies a floor area of 18,200m2 and includes a total of eight galleries designed to hold permanent and temporary exhibitions. Access to the Sala de la Muralla is separate, and inside visitors can admire the foundations of the old medieval city wall, which dates from the second half of the 14th century.
Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (Centre Julio González)
Carrer de Guillem de Castro, 118, 46003 Valencia
Tel: 96 386 3000
Fax: 96 392 1094
Click for map, Carrer de Guillem de Castro, Valencia
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 to 19.00. Closed on Mondays.
Adults: 2 euros
Students or juniors: 1 euro
Retired / OAPs: admission free
Cultural groups (by prior arrangement): admission free
Other groups: 1.50€ per head
Disabled: admission free
Sundays: admission free
The city’s number 5 bus stops at the museum, and numbers 8, 28, 29, 79, 80, 81 and 95 all stop nearby. The main bus station is also close at hand, just across the Jardín del Turia.
There are also stops nearby for the tram (line 4, Puente de Madera) and on the metro (line 1, Túria).
For guided tours contact the museum by telephone or fax.
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