The Reina Sofía is one of Madrid's most important museums and houses a fascinating collection of over 21,000 pieces. The main focus of the museum is Modernist 20th century art, including seminal works by Miró and Salvador Dalí, as well as Picasso's world-changing Guernica. On this 2.5-hour Reina Sofía private tour, we will join a local art historian with skip-the-line tickets to explore this fascinating collection. Beyond simply appreciating each work on its own, we will look closely at the political and social events that shaped this period of Spain's history and attempt to contextualize the art within its time.
Private Reina Sofia Museum Tour
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Reina Sofia Museum with an Expert
FAQ About the Reina Sofia Museum Private Tour
Yes, as a private tour, you have the option to customize this tour to particular themes or interests. Let us know in the notes section upon booking how you would like to adjust the content, or if there are any specific pieces in the museum that you would like to see.
Yes, though we will still need to wait in the small security line which is required of all visitors to the museum.
The museum is fully wheelchair accessible throughout. Please contact us to discuss in more detail your mobility concerns so that we can best advise.
This walk is not a part of our official family program. That said, we may be able to arrange a visit with a family-friendly guide. Please contact us if you would like to explore this option.
Our Spanish Civil War tour does indeed visit the Reina Sofia, to discuss Guernica in the context of the war. There will be overlap in that respect. Should you like to book the civil war tour privately, we can adjust the content so that there is no overlap.
Barbara Perucka has been living for more than five years in Madrid. She earned her Ph.D. in Art History, as well as her Bachelor’s degree in Italian Philology, at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). Her research interests focus on medieval painting, art at European courts, and travel literature. Her doctoral thesis was dedicated to the decoration of a French manuscript "Livre des merveilles" (Book of Wonders, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, ms. fr. 2810). She has published papers about late medieval tapestries and medieval illustrated accounts of a journey, and was a professor of art history at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and Nebrija University in Madrid. She also received several research grants in Paris, Dijon, Vienna, Pisa and Brussels.
Michael is a practicing artist and Ph.D. candidate with his research focusing on humor in contemporary art at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. He received his B.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Illinois at Chicago and M.F.A. in painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he was the recipient of the SAIC Graduate Fellowship. He has worked as an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an advisor at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has exhibited his work across the US as well as Cologne, Thessaloniki, Coimbra, and Madrid. He recently moved from New York to Madrid to conduct his research and explore all of the amazing history and art the city has to offer.
Fatima is an art historian based in Madrid and whose research takes her back and forth to her native Mexico. She received her B.A. in art history, focusing on opera as a complex art form, and since then has worked in different fields within the arts. She has worked as a curator in New York for three years where she learned the intricacies of exhibiting artwork and the relationship between art and viewer. She has been an art history professor at different universities in Mexico City, offering lectures on Mexican and interdisciplinary art. She recently received a scholarship to study musicology at the Complutense University in Madrid, where she focuses her research on the artistic exchanges between Spain and the American continents during the Colonial Period. Based on a postcolonial perspective, her research gives her a unique view on the development of Spanish art.
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