Thyssen Bornemisza Museum
Edgar Degas, Bailarina basculando (Bailarina verde), 1877-1879. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, MadridThis is one of our most important art galleries, containing great treasures of ancient art, as well as Impressionism, German Expressionism, the Russian avant-garde, post-war English paintings and the most relevant American artists from the 19th and 20th centuries… A not-to-miss visit.
Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza’s collection, which is one of the world’s most prestigious, has been joined by that of his wife, Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza. Both collections can be visited at the Palacio de Villahermosa, one of Madrid’s most magnificent old palaces, which was restored by the architect Rafael Moneo and opened to the public in 1992.
The Thyssen – as people from Madrid often call it – also plays host to temporary expositions that leave us no choice but to wander through its rooms again and again, as if attending a never-ending art history lesson.