The most anticipated openings for art lovers in 2020
we can tell you that are some exciting museums that will open their doors this 2020.
The ‘happy 20s’ stood out for the economic boom, liberalism and cultural effervescence in Europe. However it was also a time of political instability and the growing rise of both the extreme right and communism.
Beyond the image given by the history books, when thinking of that decade, the scenes of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris come to mind; the elegance of its characters… the crowded parties… and the conceptual change in the world of the arts.It was a unique decade, with some of the most prolific and relevant artists in the history of art as its central figures. In the architecture, it highlighted the rationalist movement with the Bauhaus school (a movement which has lasted until today).
Art Deco and avant-garde completely redefined the conception of art and abstract painting acquired a leading role as type of expression. Names like Picasso, Dalí, Klee, Modigliani or Chirico became some of the essentials in textbooks (and also some of the most sought after by collectors), while in other artistic expressions, such as cinema or literature, the names of Kafka, Breton, Buñuel, Joyce, Hemingway or Fitzgerald became legend.
As mentioned, it was one of those rare occasions that are rarely repeated, but perhaps the art of our new 20s will make its mark in a similar way. Will this be another historic era for the arts? We cannot predict the future, but what we can tell you that are some exciting museums that will open their doors this 2020.
The Great Egyptian Museum
Probably the most anticipated opening is that of the Great Egyptian Museum in Cairo where you can visit some of the most celebrated treasures of Ancient Egypt from April. It is a unique environment, just 2 kilometres from the pyramids of Giza, it will have more than 50 hectares that will host some of the most fascinating secrets in the history of mankind.
Museum of the Academy of Cinema
Another of the big favourites is Museum of the Academy of Cinema, in Los Angeles, which has been one of the most
expensive museum constructions in history (a whopping 388 million dollars). Including facilities that will rival a Hollywood production, with a spherical construction housing a large movie theatre and more than 15,000 square meters of museum space, intended for the exhibition of objects and technology of the cinema.
In Oslo, Norwegians will make their stake on the international stage with the Munch Museum opening doors this spring. Boasting more than a dozen floors, it has already
become one of the largest museums in the world dedicated to the work of a single artist as well as exhibiting never seen pieces and some permanent classics, such as The ScreamSome temporary samples of other historical and contemporary Norwegian (and international) artists can also be visited and all kinds of cultural events will be held.
Museum of the Royal Collections
And at the national level, after 80 long years of waiting, the doors of the Museum of the Royal Collections will finally open in Madrid. This project, which was born in the early 1930s and had to be postponed because of the outbreak of the Civil War, is intended to be a large complex that offers a wide range of cultural, historical and leisure activities. The facilities were configured as an extension of the basement of the Royal Palace and are expected to become the second main point of attraction of the city, next to the Prado-Recoletos axis.