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, Valencia Boats                        




♦ 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 February - 5 May 2019   XU BING ART FOR THE PEOPLE

Chinese artist Xu Bing is born in 1955. He was 11 years old when the Cultural Revolution started in the country. The great cultural and political changes experienced in his childhood and youth are reflected in his work which has a strong social component. Traditional art and conceptual art are intrinsically linked in Xu Bing’s artistic production. The artist had many solo exhibitions in China, Asia and Usa

Museo Centre del Carmen
Calle Museo 2
Near Plaza del Carmen

♦  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.

21 November 2018 - 2 June 2019


The exhibition reviews the evolution of the image of women in the comics of the 20th century. In the course of the endless forty years of Franco's dictatorship, women managed to shift from being self-sacrifying women, laborious and silent— having as ultimate purpose marriage and motherhood—to the reassertion of themselves as subjects with their own identity and space.




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

7 March 2019 – 30 June 2019


The cartoonist Paco Roca (Valencia, 1969), National Comic Award in 2008 for his graphic novel Arrugas (2007), has developed a specific project for gallery 6 of the IVAM. A bet that analyzes and expands the expressive possibilities of comics as an artistic discipline, within the discourse consolidated around the ninth art by the Valencian Institute of Modern Art. Although his work has starred in several anthological exhibitions, 'El Dibujado' is his first project developed directly for a museum.


17 May 2018 – 29 December 2019


Ignacio Pinazo, born in Valencia in 1849, opened up a new field for the treatment of naturalism, light and investigation. With his agile touches and brushstrokes that transmitted reality in motion he defined a personal style characterised by free forms and a defence of art that championed experience and interpretation based on an unfinished appearance. This new presentation of the works that the IVAM possesses emphasises this change in sensibility, focusing on the possibilities presented by Pinazo, who succeeded in going beyond academic tradition and finding a reconciliation with the thinking and discoveries of his time.


♦ 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

21 February – 30 June 2019


Bancaja Foundation presents the exhibition "Soledad Sevilla. El sentimiento del color, the first retrospective of the artist presented in Valencia, her hometown. The show, prepared in collaboration with Bankia, makes a tour of her more than forty years of work through a selection of 49 works dated between 1975 and 2018. They come both from the own collection of the artist and from many other institutional collectors and private ones. The exhibition is structured in blocks of different stages and series, beginning with her geometric work in the 70s as a reaction to the academicism of the school of Fine Arts, the introduction of color at the end of the 70s and the Las Meninas series, the series La Alhambra and Los Toros, the Insomnios series, the series Los Apóstoles, and, finally the series New Distances and Winter Lights, which reflect fantasies and dreams through a metamorphosis in light and color.

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 2018-2019 

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 2019

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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