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Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente

Plaza Bellas Artes s/n, 40001 Segovia, Spain
+34 921 46 20 10
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This is really something different within t walls of the old city. Still it is a modern building... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The Vicente museum is a gem in Segovia. The children’s programming as amazing and the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
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The Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente houses the extraordinary collection of works donated by Esteban Vicente (Turegano, 1903 - Long Island, 2001), the only Spanish member of the first generation of the New York School of Abstract Expressionism in America. The exhibition of this Permanent Collection alternates with temporary exhibitions and cultural activities such as lectures, recitals and concerts. The museum is located in the medieval palace of King Henry IV, of the Trastamara family, whose construction dates back to 1445. In addition to its five exhibition spaces, the visitor can also enjoy its Renaissance chapel with its Hispano-Moorish carved wooden ceiling, currently the auditorium of the museum, and the garden where Esteban Vicente's ashes repose and the garden where Harriet and Esteban Vicente's ashes repose. The Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente has become an important point of reference for every visitor to Segovia, a city whose entire historical and cultural legacy has been designated by the UNESCO as a World Historical Heritage Site.
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Plaza Bellas Artes s/n, 40001 Segovia, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really something different within t walls of the old city. Still it is a modern building shaped in an old one. Nice to see the auditorium and garden. As for the collection: mediocre.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

The Vicente museum is a gem in Segovia. The children’s programming as amazing and the exhibits quite wonderful. The museum is sort of hidden, but it is not more than a minute off the main Street. Totally worth the visit. Don’t miss this gem.

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

A lovely museum dedicated to the art of Esteban Vicente. You need to be a fan of abstract/modern art - otherwise you will not enjoy it. As an amateur artist myself I always ask myself the question - 'Would I like this painting hanging in...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Indebted to Surrealism and Dada, Vicente's little sculptures of "found objects" make you smile, and his colourful paintings are heart-elevating. The medieval building is a fine venue in it itself, and when we were visiting, on a Saturday afternoon, we had the museum more or...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I thought this was a lovely exhibition space in the centre of Segovia. Also attached to the gallery is an old part of the building which is used as a lecture hall and is worth looking at. The gallery is dedicated to the art of...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

We weren't familiar with this artist, but we found a Spanish artist who finished his career in America...influenced by artists like Pollack. Beautifully displayed.

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Reviewed 6 November 2015

I really enjoyed my visit but I am a fan of modern art. Vicente's work is typical of the 50s and 60s modern abstract period. If you are not sure about seeing this check out the non-permanent exhibition. I saw a wonderful photo exhibit by...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Tucked into Henry IV's 15th-Century palace in Segovia, the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente is a little gem of a museum, devoted entirely to the work of Vicente. Haters of abstract art will want to skip it, but those who like the work of...More

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

What can I say? Well I had hoped that there would be a collection of contemporary art by various artists, but Vicente's work was the only one on display during my visit. So, lots of untitled pieces (probably 90%) giving no clue as to where...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Did you ever go to an art museum, look at something on the wall and think, "ah, I can do better than that!" Well then this is the museum for you; this is a museum where I truly believe that most of the museum goers...More

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