Pop-up Pompidou art centre opens in Málaga, Spain

The port of Málaga.

The port of Málaga. Image by Paolo Trabattoni / CC BY 2.0

The first Pompidou centre to open outside of France was officially launched to much fanfare in Málaga, Spain, over the weekend. The striking contemporary structure, nicknamed ‘The Cube’, includes works by Málaga native Picasso as well as pieces by big-name artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Frida Kahlo, René Magritte, Francis Bacon and Marc Chagall. The art has been loaned from the Paris art institute at a cost of €1 million a year. The pop-up museum, located in Málaga’s port area, is expected to be open for up to five years. It is the second major overseas institute to open in Málaga in the past month and follows the launch of the first international branch of the Russian State Museum, which houses around 100 words of art in an old tobacco factory and opened in the city on 25 March. Read more: thelocal.es

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