Surrealisms. The age of the machine

@ Fundación Canal

The world changed after World War I. Europe was devastated, and the avant-garde shifted focus to the “New World,” to New York. There, artists found their new inspiration in a more modern, technified and bustling society: the machine, “born without a mother,” but feminine and erotic, emerging from itself and without a model to imitate.

The exhibition Surrealismos. La era de la máquina (Surrealism. The Age of the Machine) consists of 125 pieces, including paintings, photographs, engravings, drawings, magazines, catalogues and books, sculptures and ready-made objects , and collection boxes showcased in four different sections: The new world and “pure photography;” From the artistic nude to the body as a machineFrom abstraction to the machine; and Eros and the machine. With pieces by Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia, and Stieglitz, authors who broke with academic tradition and entered a new age in modernity: the age of the machine.

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Free guided tours on Mondays

• Dates: non bank-holiday Mondays during the exhibition period

• Book your spot:

• Hours: 15:30 and 16:15

• Duration: 40 min

– Maximum 20 people (19+ guide) per guided tour

• Use of guiding system. This system shall be provided upon ticket validation

Tours designed and guided by Didark

Guided tours of the exhibition with guides from Fundación Canal

Fundación Canal offers tours through the Fundación’s team of guides, trained by experts in Art History, so guests can learn about the exhibition in a comprehensive way.

• Dates and times: during the exhibition period.

– Ask about availability at [email protected]
– Duration: 1 hour
– Maximum 20 people (19+ guide) per guided tour

• Prices per group: In Spanish M-F: 61€ / Weekends and bank holidays: 73€. In English M-F: 71€ / Weekends and bank holidays: 79€.

– Payment is made in advance upon booking.

Tours designed and guided by Didark

Information and booking: [email protected]

Guided group tours with private guide

• Prior booking by telephone is mandatory +34 91 545 15 01 (Monday through Friday, from 11 to 19:30h). Please see availability and hours.

• Capacity: guided tours for groups of up to 20 people, including guide.

• Maximum tour duration: 60 minutes.

– It is mandatory to use the guiding system. The tour is without cost if you come with your own system. If you do not have this service, the Fundación provides a service for hire (1€/person and a 50€/group deposit).

• Specific rules for tours with private guides HERE

Private tours

Fundación Canal provides your company or institution with the opportunity to organise a private tour of our magnificent exhibitions. These are guided tours given by our experts outside exhibition hours, exclusively for you. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to do a different kind of enriching activity which will surely delight your employees or clients. You can round off the tour with a cocktail party in the lobby or gardens. You may also organise a private tour as a complement to other events or meetings you hold elsewhere in our facilities.

For more information: [email protected]


Workshop visits for families

Visit-workshop for families with children from 7 to 12 years old. Must be booked by at least one adult.

• Dates: Weekends during the exhibition period.

• Upcoming dates and reservation of places:

• Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 and 16:30

• Price: 8 € per participant. Discounts for large families and unemployed people.

• Duration: two hours (visit + workshop)

• On-site mode: Mateo Inurria 2 Hall and auditorium.

Workshops given by Mirarte monitors, specialised in the teaching of Art History for children and young people.


Madrid: crónica creativa de los 80 (Madrid: A creative chronicle of the 80s)

Designed for both Primary and ESO groups, this activity combines dynamic exhibition tours with fun workshops led by educational experts to put what students have learned into practise. Moreover, Fundación Canal provides teachers with educational sheets about the subjects addressed in “Madrid. Crónica creativa de los 80” so they can prepare for the tour beforehand.

• For groups of students from:
Primary and Secondary Education.

• Dates:
During the exhibition period. Inquire for availability through the ticket telephone line.

• Book your spot:
Monday through Thursday from 10:00 to 14:00

+34 91323 28 72
Advance booking required

• Price:
3€ participant (teachers at no cost). Minimum payment 20 participants per group
· Tour hours

For Primaria groups, from Monday through Friday at 10:00 h. Tour + workshop, 120 min duration.


Free entry. No prior reservation required.
07/02/2024 - 14/04/2024

Business days and holidays from 11:00 to 20:00 h.
Wednesdays from 11:00 to 15:00.

Weekends, days before holidays, and holidays, last entry into the exhibition is at 19:15h.

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