Events, performances, concerts in Valencia


Valencia counts numerous artists some of them being very famous such as the painters Joaquìn Sorolla, Mariano Benlliure y  Gil, Francisco Pons Arnau  or the impressionist Jose Royo. Among the contemporary artists, we can mention the world renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, the painter Juan Genovés who became a reference with his work “Crowds”, the sculptor Juan Ripollès and the street art artist Escif.  All of them are regularly exposed in Valencia.


Joaquìn Sorolla                        Benlliure y Gil       

            Jose Royo                      


♦ Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes) is the second most important art  collection in Spain: great paintings from the 14th to the 20th century, the most  known being a self-portrait of Velázquez and a Virgin with the Child of the italian Pinturicchio. From the 17th century and on: paintings of Goya, Greco, Murillo,  Rusiñol, Zubiaurre, Zuloag and Benlliure y Gil, Francis Pons Arnau, Joaquín Sorolla and many others. Joaquín Sorolla’s permanent collection: 42 works.

♦ Museo Centro del Carmen, in an old convent

15 June - 29 September 2018

"El Largo" is a project that reviews the vital and creative journey of the artist Teresa Cebrián (1957), marked by resistance to pain using art as a palliative. It reviews more than three decades of production, summarized in 14 sculptural sets or installations that summarize the most controversial series of this artist.
Museo Centre del Carmen
Calle Museo, 2
Near Plaza del Carmen

19 July - 28 October 2018

Would it be possible to recreate Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights in an installation of inflatable and electronic sculptures? Olga Diego presents "Jardín Autómata", a giant installation formed by a hundred inflatable-electronic sculptures inspired by the extravagant and suggestive characters of the Alicante flamenco artist, starting from her famous work, "La cabalgata del deseo". The characters are humanoids of all genres, hybrid beings, women with large breasts-antenna, head-balloon animals, the mutant giraffe, eggs and fish with legs. However, while the work of Bosch, encased in the profound religiosity of the author, the artist Olga Diego creates a suggestive and idyllic world, a haunting paradise of freedom that leads to reflection about the consumer society.

♦  MuVim. Museu Valencià de la Ilustració i de la Modernitat

MuVim's collection features photography, design, advertising, moving image and 'net-art'. The museum building is an example of the city of Valencia's contemporary architecture.

Current exhibitions 

21 July -21 October 2018

The exhibition includes a selection of the recent production of the Brazilian artist Tetê de Alencar, which contains precious miniatures of trees and other highly symbolic elements for the feminine world, in elegant Victorian and Edwardian jewelery cases. The artist denounces the perverse relationships between the reduction of nature to raw material and the false image of gender equality offered by a system that perpetuates the reification of women, the wage gap and the inequality of job opportunities.

6 June - 21 Octobre 2018
Jorge Fuembuena - Ricardo Marujo

The exhibition shows - through the photographs made by the Brazilian plastic surgeon Ricardo Marujo - everything that we try to hide because it does not comply with the prevailing beauty standards. Canons that exemplify actors, singers and all that aesthetic elite of our society that embodies the archetypal image of success, beauty and (eternal) youth and whose images also appear in the exhibition thanks to the photographs of Jorge Fuembuena.


♦ IVAM. Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno.
Collection of Valencian paintings of  the 19th century and international art of the 20th century. 
Current exhibitions

23 March 2017 - 30 December 2018 Julio González’s constellations

In this new presentation of the room devoted to the Julio González collection, viewed from our current perspective and sensibility, the intention is to emphasise the basic concepts of the experience of sculpture, such as the aesthetic handling of materials and their arrangement in space, IVAM explained. Julio Gonzalez, Man of Iron, (1876-1942),  was a painter, sculptor and architect of form and light. He figures among the greatest artist of his time: Braque, Miro, Mondrian and of course Picasso.





5 July - 4 November 2018  Annette Messager. Pudique – Publique

Annette Messager (Berck-sur-Mer, France, 1943) belongs to a generation of artists that accepted the need to create different languages with which to identify, languages separate from the patriarchate.The exhibition demonstrates the impossibility of a linear interpretation of her work, emphasising the need for the viewer to become an active participant and accept responsibility for generating an interpretation of it.




♦ Casa-Museo Benlliure

In 1957 María Benlliure Ortiz donated the family home where her father, the famous painter José Benlliure Gil (Valencia 1855-1937), lived and worked along with numerous works of art and interesting objects within the house to the Valencia City Hall. Works by renowned artists of that time such as Sorolla, Muñoz Degraín, Rusinyol, Luna Novicio, Nagy, etc can also be seen in this museum.


♦ Fundación Bancaja

 13 April - 25 August 2018 Ignacio Zuloaga. Carácter y emoción

The Bancaja Foundation presents (Ignacio) Zuloaga. Carácter y emoción, the first monographic exhibition of the Basque painter in Valencia. Zuloaga is one of the key artists in the change from the nineteenth to the twentieth European century. The exhibition proposes a selection of 66 canvases that offer a retrospective review of Ignacio Zuloaga's career with works dated between 1888 - when the artist was 18 years old - and 1945, the year of his death.

Plaza de Tetuán, 23 , Valencia



Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia

The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia is part of the Ciudad de las Artes buildings designed  by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. It is an opera house and cultural centre dedicated to promote the performing arts and is expected to become one of the finest  international venues for theatre, dance, opera and music concerts.

Annual music and opera festival, the Festival del Mediterráneo.  

Programme 2017-2018 

Palau de la Musica

The Palau de la Musica in Valencia is an important cultural centre with a programme of concerts, poetry, literature. It is reported as one of the most important musical centres in Europe.
Programme 2018

21th Valencia Jazz Festival (July 2017)  

City of Arts and Sciences

Concerts 'Música con Berklee'
'Berklee: Música e innovación' 
July to October

Concerts: agenda

Film Festival

33rd edition of Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove 

The Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove took place from 22 June to 29 June, 2018. The Festival is recognised as belonging to that selected top five specialised international film festivals of Spain (in a country that runs over 250 film festivals) and it has become a reference European festival that is known worldwide. The Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove is recognised by the International Federation of Associations of Film Producers (FIAPF) as a specialised film festival with an international ranking that is geared towards film professionals and which is always in search of new and brilliant filmmakers.



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