Rafael Alvarado, Ateneo Malaga.
Rafael Alvarado, Ateneo Malaga.

Exhibitions and art shows currently on along the Costa del Sol and inland

  • Malaga's museums and galleries exhibit a selection of art from both local and international artists, from Old Masters' oil paintings to the most contemporary canvases and sculptures.


Mesopotamian Art

Marbella Museo Archeológico Municipal.

The exhibition consists of various pieces from different periods in the history of ancient Mesopotamia. The collection is owned by Estepona resident and French arquitect, Jacques Cavro.

Manuel López Toirán

Estepona Until 10 February. Casa de Las Tejerinas, Plaza de las Flores.

The exhibition consists of 15 sculptures carved out of wood and 10 painted wall-mounted planks.

José Nicolás

Estepona Until 4 February. Casa de Las Tejerinas, Plaza de las Flores.

Ten paintings of medium and large format by Murcia artist José Nicolás Zomeño will be on display.

Fran Doblas

Fran Doblas, Torremolinos

Fran Doblas, Torremolinos

Torremolinos Until 14 February. Casa de la Navajas.

‘Escapar Hacia Dentro’ is a project started during quarantine last March and records via photos posted on social media, how individuals managed the confinement.

Torremolinos Street Art

Torremolinos Caseta Municipal de Asociaciones.

The iniciative includes workshops and activities for persons between 14 and 35 as well as a tour of the town’s murals on 30 January which will include exhibitions of hip hop and break dance. On 13 February and 13 March there will be workshops on creating graffiti, urban dance and customising tee-shirts. To register email: or call: 659 870 542.

3D tour of museum

Coín Online.

The Centro Antonio Reyna Manescau has opened its doors to the whole world by creating a virtual tour of its exhibition rooms. Find the link halfway down the page:

Museo Revello de Toro

Malaga Closed Mondays. C/Afligidos.

Félix Revello de Toro is a distinguished Malaga artist. Around 117 of his works are on display in the museum which regularly holds workshops and art classes for children and adults. The temporary exhibition is entitled Revelo y la Transiciób Española and consists of ten works completed between 1978 and 1997. More information call:952062069 or email:

Fernando Clemente

Malaga Sala Coracha, behind the Museo del Patrimonio Municipal.

Around sixty works created over the last fifteen years by Fernando Clemente entitled I Love Pintura.

The Beatles versus The Rolling Stones

Malaga.Until 31 March 2021. Centro Cultural la Malagueta..

The exhibition consists of a collection of photographs taken by Terry O’Neill and Gered Mankowitz of the two legendary bands from the start of their careers and through their ‘boom’ years. There are also some photos taken by Baron Wolman and two documentaries, Eight Days A Week by Ron Howard and Charlie is My Darling by Peter Whitehead.

Malaga Picasso Museum

Malaga. Museo Picasso Málaga, C/San Agustín.

Collection. Dialogues with Picasso. Collection 2020-2023 is formed by 120 works by the artist. These include the cubist sculpture Glass of Absinthe (1914) and the painting Susanna and the Elders (1955).

James Turrell. Until June. The exhibition entitled Cherry, is an experiment with light, space and time.

Hilando Diseño. An enormous tapestry mural of colourful squares created by over five hundred students in primary and secondary schools, art and college students as well as vunerable adults in care homes in Malaga.

Metamorfosis. From 27 January until September. An exhibition of around one hundred paintings, ceramics, drawings and bronzes by artist Miguel Barceló will be on display.

The Russian Museum

Malaga. Edificio Tabacalera, Avda Sor Teresa Prat

Temporary exhibitions.The two temporary exhibitions currently held at the museum are Rompiendo el Silencio. El cine Mudo en Rusia (Breaking the Silence. Silent Film in Russia) and Andrèi Tarkovsky. Maestro del Espacio (Mast of Space). Andrèi Tarkovsky was one of the most influential Russian artists of the 20th century and forerunner of innovative techniques in the cinema of the time. In conjunction with this exhibition is a series of silent movies, with some of the most iconic Russian, Italian and American films available until 4 April 2021.

Annual exhibition. The current annual exhibition at the Russian museum features true-to-life works from the past three centuries. From still lifes of the 18th century to everyday scenes painted only a few months ago, the museum has created a tour consisting of 163 works in a succession of rooms. Until April 2021.

Centro Pompidou

Malaga. Muelle Uno.

Dar la Cara.

Until 11 April 2021. The latest exhibition, Dar la Cara, consists of photos and videos by twenty-six artists. Classic portraits are mixed with contemporary and innovative styles, sometimes surreal and disquieting.

Nicolas de Staël.

Born in St Petersburg in 1914 but exiled in France, Staël exhibited for the first time in 1944. His abstract works reflect an austere and sombre time which gradually incorporate more light and colour towards 1952 when he adopted a more figurative style of painting.

From Miró to Barceló. The semi-permanent exhibition is entitled De Miró a Barceló. Un siglo de arte español. (A century of Spanish art). Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel were precursors of new ways of seeing and creating and their legacy still lives on. This chronological journey through a century of Spanish art shows that the generation of contemporary artists has kept alive the spirit of the avant-garde with extraordinary energy.

Charo Carrera. Until March 2021. The main staircase in the Centro Pompidou is the site for the painting Si yo, Si tú by veteran artist Charo Carrera

Galería JM

Malaga Duquesa de Parcent, 12.

De Gente En Gente is the title of the current exhibition at the gallery. It consists of contemporary works created by artist José Miguel Chico López.

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo

AAron, CAC Málaga

AAron, CAC Málaga


Rinus Van de Velde. Until 24 January This 40 minute film entitled the Villagers is a compendium of fragments interpreted by different characters in undefined places that are linked through image editing. This allows Van de Velde to experience different roles within his artistic production and allows the spectator to enter the universe of the artist.

Cabrita Reis. Until 14 March. The Portuguese artist is exhibiting 224 works which include paintings, sculptures, drawings and pieces created with materials he has found.

Mike Leal Until 21 February. Sculptures and paintings by the Seville artist reveal his ‘mikitology’, reflecting his love of tennis, jazz and film, in the exhibition, Well-known People / Right to Entry.

AAron Until 4 April. Santiago Navarro, pseudonym AAron, is exhibiting Soy Mi Jardín, a collection of various pieces including videos and 60 art works completed during quarantine.

Thyssen Museum

Malaga. 9.30 - 2.30pm. 7 - 9pm Tuesday to Friday. 9.30am - 9pm Saturday and Sunday. C/Compañía .

Masks. Metamorphosis of Modern Identity. The new season’s exhibition running until 10 January 2021 consists of over 100 works by national and international artists.

Marilyn Manson 21 Years in Hell

Marilyn Manson, La Térmica.

Marilyn Manson, La Térmica.

Malaga. Until 22 January. La Térmica.

British photographer Ralph Perou took photos of the extravagant, dark and peculiar American rock star Marilyn Manson over a twenty-one year period. Thirty of his photographs from the book ‘21 Years in Hell: Manson/Perou’ are on display at the Térmica in Malaga city.

Creadores 2020

Malaga. Until February. La Térmica.

Six young artists, Abel Jaramillo, Virginia López-Anido, Delia Boyano, Antonio Ruiz Montesinos, Jorge Isla and García & Fernández are exhibiting works which include installations, photographs, posters, collages etc.

Museo Revello de Toro

Malaga. Closed Mondays. C/Afligidos.

Félix Revello de Toro is a distinguished Malaga artist. Around 117 of his works are on display in the museum which regularly holds workshops and art classes for children and adults. More information call:952062069 or email:

Maria Maquieira

Malaga. Until 9 February. Casa Amarilla

Maria Maquieira, Casa Amarilla Malaga.

Maria Maquieira, Casa Amarilla Malaga.

, C/Santos.

Roma 09-21 is the title for this exhibition consisting of works by artist María Maquieira.

Eugenio Chicano

Malaga. Until 16 March. Casa Natal Picasso.

The first director of the Casa Natal Picasso, Eugenio Chicano, died in November 2019 leaving a substantial artistic legacy.The artist had dedicated some of his works to Picasso and the museum has selected some of these for an exhibition in his honour.

Paisajes Cotidianos

Malaga. Espacio Cero, Contenedor Cultural, Universitario de Málaga

British mother and son, Magaret Harris and Timsam Harding are exhibiting a selection of their works entitled Paisajes cotidianos (everyday views) while the father and husband, sculptor Robert Harding, has an exhibition in the garden of El Contenedor.

Robert Harding, Shinto

Malaga. Estudio de Ignacio del Río, Calle San Lorenzo

Around half a dozen of Harding’s creations are included in the exhibition which demonstrates this artist’s ability to combine industrial and natural elements in dynamic sculptures.

Rafael Alvarado

Malaga. Until 26 February. Ateneo Málaga, C/Compañía 2.

The exhibition space at the Ateneo is currently exhibiting a selection of works by Rafael Alvarado. The collection is entitled La ciudad laberinto and depicts the streets of the city before the pandemic, a thriving centre with crowded pavements made treacherous by the scourge of the electric scooters.

Manu Guayre

Manu Guayre, Casa Amarilla.

Manu Guayre, Casa Amarilla.

Malaga. Until 7 March. Casa Amarilla, C/Santos.#Off Yellow is the title for a series of irreverent works in the style of poster art by young Catalan artist Manu Guayre.

Juxta Litus

Malaga. Until 31 January. Alfájar Sala, C/ Císter, 1.

Entitled Juxta Litus (Close to the shore), this exhibition includes the gallery’s recent ceramic works.

Creadores de Consciencia

Malaga. Until 19 March. Salas Mingorance, Archivo Municipal y Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País de Málaga.

An exhibition by 40 journalists consisting of 120 photographs which reflect on the situations which connect with the conscience of the viewer. The photos have all been published in major newspapers around the world and feature some upsetting scenes in far away places such as Syria, Colombia, Venezuela, Iraq and Egypt and others closer to home.

Being with Trees

Gibraltar. Until 13 March. Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery.

This exhibition, entitled ‘Being with Trees’, will showcase around 100 works from over 40 artists.These form part of the internationally acclaimed group of artists The Arborealists, also featuring the Urban Contemporaries with some Gibraltar artists. Email:

Francisco Martín Molina

Nerja. Monday to Saturday 10.30am - 2.30pm. C/Pintada 27.

The exhibition of art by Francisco Martín Molina has re opened to the public. More information on Facebook: Exposición Francisco Martín, Calle Pintada.

Brujas Coloquíos

Vélez-Málaga. Until 7 February.

Granada artist Lucía Díaz has been working on a project that represents the history and legends about witches that has persisted since Arabic times by way of the tradition of Andalusian ceramics.