Around the galleries

Las Huellas de Dibujo, Malaga.
Las Huellas de Dibujo, Malaga. / SUR
  • A round-up of art exhibitions currently open to the public in southern Spain

Costa del Sol

Seoane. Retratos

Marbella. Until 22 May 2021. Museo Ralli Marbella.

The temporary exhibition is by Galician-Argentinian artist Luis Seoane.

Picasso ceramics

Mijas. Permanent exhibition. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo.

An exhibition of 44 ceramics created by famous Malaga artist, Pablo Ruiz Picasso.

Tilcara-Quebrada de Humahuaca. Mijas.

Tilcara-Quebrada de Humahuaca. Mijas. / SUR

Tilcara-Quebrada de Humahuaca

Mijas. Until 16 March. Centro Cultural de La Cala.

Argentinian artist Flor Rodríguez exhibits photographs that reflect the country in which she was born

Leonel Cunha

Mijas. Until 23 March. Casa Museo de Mijas..

The exhibition is entitled Piel (skin) and consists of a series of works by Portuguese artist Leonel Cunha.

La Divina Comedia. El Infierno

Mijas. Until 27 May. Centro de Arte Contempóraneo.

The exhibition consists of works by Dalí from his series La Divina Comedia. El Infierno.

Torremolinos Chic

Torremolinos. Permanent exhibition, Casa de los Navajas.

An exhibition of photographs taken in the 60s and 70s entitled Torremolinos Chic. It features around twenty photographs including one of the legendary Brigitte Bardot posing on Carihuela beach in a Cordobés hat.

José María Córdoba

Fuengirola. From 20 March until 7 May. Museo de la Ciudad.

Odisea is the title of this exhibition of works created by José María Córdoba.

Leonel Cunha, Mijas.

Leonel Cunha, Mijas. / SUR

Malaga city

Cela - Picasso

Malaga. Until 31 May. Museo Casa Natal Picasso.

The exhibition demonstrates the relationship between two geniuses, Pablo Picasso and Camilo José Cela. The exhibit consists of documents and photos symbolising the shared affinities and passions of the two friends.

Ernst Kraft

Malaga. La Concepción botanical gardens.

A sculpture ‘The Tree of Life’ by Ernst Kraft is on permanent display in the gardens on the lawns next to the pond. The minimalist structure of iron rods is five metres tall and is based on the pre-pharaonic pictogram representing the union of heaven and the underworld.

Pierre Alechinsky

Malaga. Until 12 April. Centre Pompidou, Muelle Uno.

The exhibition consists of 75 works covering nearly 70 years of the career of Belgian artist and printer Pierre Alechinsky. He is well known for his ability to play with humour, poetry and aesthetic and his passion for Chinese ink and antique paper.

Eulalia Valldosera

Malaga. Until 12 April. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo. Open Tues to Sun, 9am-9pm, and third Monday of each month.

Nine works which look for the relationship between human beings and the environment. These recent works by Valldosera are videos shown in Espacio 5 in the gallery.

Malaga Glass Museum.

Malaga Glass Museum. / SUR

Las Huellas de Dibujo

Malaga. Until 13 April. Sala de Exposiciones Manuel Barbadillo de Málaga..

Twenty two contemporary works by the Asociación de Artistas Plásticos de Málaga on display.

Malaga Glass Museum

Malaga. Permanent exhibition. Plazuela Santísimo Cristo de la Sangre.

The glass museum has has an extensive collection of glass including two glass panels that have been painstakingly restored, made by the Spanish company Mauméjean.

Imagination Museum

Malaga. Permanent exhibition. Calle Martínez Campos 13, Soho.

Toys, drawings, contraptions and sets which explore science, the senses and how we perceive things.

Cine y Emociones. Un Viaje a la Infancia

Malaga. Until 26 April. CAC, La Coracha. Next to Museo del Patrimonio Municipal, Paseo de Reding.

‘Small lives on the big screen’ is how this exhibition is described. Divided into seven sensations (happiness, anger, laughter, tears, fear, bravery and hope), fragments of film, photographs and posters are displayed including Harry Potter’s Nimbus 2000 broom and a sculpture of King Kong.

Seong-hee Chough. Malaga

Seong-hee Chough. Malaga / SUR

Seong-hee Chough

Malaga. Until 31 March. Sala Alfajar, C/Císter.

Korean artist Seong-hee Chough will be exhibiting some of his works.

Gustav Klimt

Malaga. Until 19 April. Between Muelle Uno and Muelle Dos.

El Oro de Klimt is an exhibition of the works of the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt. Using sound and lighting techniques, the spectator is drawn into the painting in the ‘illusion room’. Tickets:

Carlos Saura Flamenco

Malaga. Until 17 May. Centro Cultural La Malagueta (Malaga Bull Ring.

A new exhibition space has opened inside the La Malagueta bullring. The first exhibition will be of seventy-five photographs of the flamnco world of Carlos Saura. It includes a photo of Antonio Gades reading the director’s notes for Carmen (1992) while lying on a bed, Lola Flores improvising, and the flamenco master, Camarón during filming with Carlos Saura.

Robert Motherwell

Malaga. Until 17 May. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo. Open Tues to Sun, 9am-9pm, and third Monday of each month.

Robert Motherwell.

Robert Motherwell. / CAC Malaga

The exhibition entitled Collages consists of works by contemporary artist Robert Motherwell.

The Geneology Of Art

Malaga. Until 31 May. Museo Picasso Málaga.

Works by Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi, Paul Cézanne, Robert Delaunay, Alberto Giacometti, Juan Gris, Vasily Kandinsky, Fernand Léger, El Lissitzky, Kazimir Malevich, Franz Marc, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Piet Mondrian, Georges Braque, Paul Klee and Henry Moore are included in this exhibition entitled Genealogías del arte, o la historia del arte como arte visual.

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Circus

Malaga. Until 7 June. Sala Noble, Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga.

During a brief stay in a sanatorium, Henri Toulouse - Lautrec created 39 drawings in crayon about the circus. These works were conserved after his death by his friend Maurice Joyant and reproduced in two stages using a photographic technique in 1905 and 1931. The reproductions were bound in two folders entitled Au Cirque. A selection of these prints will be on display until June.

Russian Museum

Malaga. Edificio Tabacalera, Avda Sor Teresa Prat.

The annual exhibition is entitled ‘Saints, Queens and Workers. The temporary shows ‘Nikolai Roerich.

Teatro Cervantes exhibition

Malaga. Until 19 June. Centro de Cultura Activa Pedro Aparicio.

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The exhibition commemorates 150 years of the Cervantes theatre in Malaga. It includes everything from signed photos by Conchita Piquer, Imperio Argentina and Lola Flores, a contract to paint the ceiling to a receipt for the hiring of a dog for an event in the 1920s as well as an autograph book containing the signatures of Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia among many others.


Reyna Manescau

Coín. Permanent exhibition. Centro Cultural Reyna Manescau.

The recently opend new cultural centre is dedicated to Coín-born artist Reyna Manescau, known as the Painter of Venice. The permanent exhibition of this famous painter’s work is entitled Íntimo y Universal.

José Hernández

Villanueva del Rosario. Permanent exhibition. Casa de la Cultura.

An exhibition of art work and letters belonging to artist José Hernández. The artist gifted around 20 works to the town shortly before his death in 2013. He spent long periods at Molino El Tejar while creating his pieces.

Axarquía & Costa Tropical

El Mundo Fluye

Vélez-Málaga. Until 29 March. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Francisco Hernández.

The exhibition entitled El Mundo Fluye. Dos Miradas Sobre Una Misma Realidad, consists of works of art loaned by the ONCE foundation.


Vélez-Málaga. From 7 March until 3 April. Sala El Pósito. An exhibition of works by artist Oilar Amalé entitled Melifluo


María Zambrano

Melifluo. Vélez-Málaga.

Melifluo. Vélez-Málaga. / SUR

Vélez-Málaga. Permanent exhibition. Palacio de Beniel de Vélez-Málaga. 952500244.

An exploration into the life and works of Malaga-born philosopher and writer María Zambrano.