The exhibition that allows you to visit a private garden in Madrid for free

Art and green spaces are a pairing that is repeated in some places in Madrid such as the Sorolla Museum or the Matilde Ucelay garden at the Official College of Architects of Madrid (COAM), which currently houses the Bowie Taken by Duffy exhibition. A pairing that can also be enjoyed temporarily in the private garden of the Banca March, which opens free of charge for the first time on the occasion of the exhibition Scale: Sculpture (1945-2000).

This temporary exhibition of the Fundación Juan March (Calle de Castelló, 77), which can be visited from March 31 to July 2, is made up of more than 100 works by 70 artists that aims to show “how scale configures, envelops, and expands sculpture”they point out from the foundation.

To achieve this, the sculptures Not only can they be seen in the space that the Fundación Juan March habitually sets up for its exhibitions, but they will also occupy new spaces inside the building, in the aforementioned garden –you can see some photos of the space at this link– and on the street, where a sound tour has been organized that the public can follow through an app.

A free patio and library all year

Image provided by: Fundación Juan March

Exceptional occasions like this aside, the Fundación Juan March has a courtyard of sculptures that remains open to the public all year round and is freely accessiblein which there is a small bar of its cafeteria: the Café de la March.

Added to the above The Library of the patio, a library also with free and open access that distributes its collection between the patio (where the theater, art, novel, and poetry books are) and the Café (where the essay and biography books are found).

The books they can be taken to read in the spaces of the foundation itself but they are also available for self-lending: After registering, anyone can take up to 5 books to return them within a maximum period of 30 days (non-renewable). All the information can be found at this link.

Image provided by: Fundación Juan March

The schedule of both the Library of the courtyard and the Café de la March is as follows:

  • From Monday to Saturday and holidays: from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sundays: 10am to 2pm

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