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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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We weren't familiar with this artist, but we found a Spanish artist who finished his career in... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Melo1
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Vicente's work is very abstract

I really enjoyed my visit but I am a fan of modern art. Vicente's work is typical of the 50s and... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2015
Howard B
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Toronto, Canada
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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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17 Sep 2016
“Hidden gem”
6 Nov 2015
“Vicente's work is very abstract”
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Plaza Bellas Artes s/n, 40001 Segovia, Spain
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+34 921 46 20 10

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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.

Thank Melo1
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

Thank Howard B
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 El_Guiri_Grande
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

Thank FRANK P
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

1  Thank soonergooner
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Vicente Esteban is not very well known. This museum is an excellent place to study his work. Esteban belonged to the same New York group of painters as Willem de Koning and Rothko. His soft coloured paintings and the small wooden structures are really magnificent.

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 25 November 2014

Really top notch stuff, and varied, bu someone you've never heard of. Not much work at this time of the namesake artist Esteban vicente, who migrated to the US. A very handsome old building as well. worth the price of admission

Thank hask74
Reviewed 31 October 2013

If you like Esteban Vicente, or abstract expressionism, it is an absolute PRIVILEGE to see his works in this museum. It is an old nobel house, right in the centre of the old town in Segovia. It even includes a very old gothic chapel (than...More

Thank 36Alfonso36
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Interesting building. Nicely designed galleries and spaces, although we thought lighting too dim and yellow to show works properly. Top 2 floors, exhibited works by artists reflecting on favourite pieces on display at the prada gallery in Madrid (that we had visited earlier the same...More

Thank Lee D
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Esteban was the last living member of the Abstract Expressionists - his works show New York sensibility with Spanish soul. His paintings are lyrical and deeply moving. The museum is a gorgeous mix of the medieval with modernity

Thank Gijs V
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