Monday: from 12.00 to 16.00
Tuesday to Sunday: from 10.00 to 19.00

From 29 May yo 7 August:
Monday: from 12.00 to 16.00
Tuesday to Saturday: from 10.00 to 21.00
Sunday: from 10.00 to 19.00


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At the centenary of the birth of Baron Hans Henrich Thyssen-Bornemisza in 2021, the museum extends the display of the portraits of him painted by the British artist Lucian Freud between 1981 and 1985; works that reveal the close ties and long artistic relationship that existed between the two men.

The first belongs to the museum’s Permanent Collection and depicts the Baron in the immediate foreground of the composition. The second is a full-length image that belongs to the Thyssen-Bornemisza family, which has lent it for this occasion. Completing this installation is the oil on canvas Pierrot content (1712) by Antoine Watteau, which appears in the background of the first portrait, behind the Baron’s shoulder. Freud may also have taken its principal figure, Pierrot, as his reference point for the second portrait.

Works of the special display

Portrait of Baron H.H. Thyssen-Bornemisza. Retrato del barón H. H. Thyssen-Bornemisza, 1981-1982
Lucian Freud, Man in a Chair (Portrait of Baron H.H. Thyssen-Bornemisza)