Spain – Opening of the pop-up Pompidou Center in Malaga (March 28, 2015)


The George Pompidou National Art and Cultural Center opened its first “pop-up Pompidou Center” on March 28 in Malaga in a futuristic building called “El Cubo” (the Cube) in the Andalusian port for a period of five years.

It will provide Malaga with a selection of almost one hundred artworks from its Parisian collection. Francis Bacon, Chagall, Magritte, Max Ernst, Julio Gonzalez Brancusi and of course Picasso – who was born in Malaga – will be showcased there. This selection will be regularly updated and will be complemented by numerous events: temporary exhibitions lasting from 3 to 6 months, programs devoted to dance, theater, cinema, video, activities targeting young audiences, etc.

The opening of this Pompidou Center in Malaga is part of a process aimed at encouraging openness on the part of France’s major museums, which have been experimenting with projects outside of Paris and abroad for several years now in order to reach new audiences. The Malaga experiment could be extended to other continents.

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