Centre Pompidou sets opening date for Malaga museum

Centre Pompidou Malaga (Ayuntamiento de Málaga)

Centre Pompidou Malaga (Ayuntamiento de Málaga)

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The Centre Pompidou this week announced that its five-year pop-up in Malaga, Spain is to open March 28.

The Malaga annex will be the second offshoot of Paris's Centre Pompidou after its satellite museum in Metz, France opened in 2010. In 2011, the museum launched a mobile program that brought masterpieces from its collection to several smaller French towns.

The Centre Pompidou Malaga is to take the form of a temporary museum, housed in a glass structure called the Cubo that was built as a cultural center in 2013 and has been reworked for the opening of what's being called the "Pop-up Pompidou."

In its space on the city's quay, it is to host a permanent exhibition of around 90 works from the Paris museum's collections, spanning art from the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as two to three temporary exhibitions each year and multi-disciplinary events covering dance, performance and cinema.

The "Pop-up Pompidou" program is slated for expansion, and additional cities will soon to have the chance to apply to host a venue.

The Pompidou follows other major museums in expanding its reach: the Guggenheim ventured from its New York home to open in Bilbao, Spain, with outposts in Abu Dhabi and Helsinki in the works, and Paris's Louvre has set up branches in Abu Dhabi and in Lens, France.

The Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, meanwhile, is to arrive in Malaga about the same time as the Centre Pompidou, with plans for a year-long inaugural exhibition featuring 100 artworks from the permanent collection of the museum.


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