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The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is the third museum in the so called “Golden Triangle of Art” in Madrid. The three Madrid museums encompass a great variety of Madrid 's art history.
The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza was first started in 1920 by Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza as a private collection. The Baron collected works from the collections of his relatives and established one off the largest private collections of art in the world. His wife, Carmen Cervera, also added art to the collection and ultimately helped the Baron make the decision to cede his massive collection over to Spain in order for the museum to be opened.
Sadly, the Baron passed away in 2002, but his wife remains involved in the museums operations. The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza contains eight centuries of European painting with a good deal of the collection coming from the 14th and 15th century. Famous artists represented in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza include Picasso, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh and Rembrant.
Museum ticket prices are determined by what particular exhibits you would like to see. Tickets generally range from five Euros to nine Euros, with reduced prices available for students and senior citizens. Children under the age of 12 are admitted for free as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|