Art Gaucín member Joseba Sánchez Zabaleta becomes part of the permanent collection of the MUREC.

On Friday 15th March 2024 the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Realism, MUREC, was inaugurated in Almería: the only museum in the country dedicated to this artistic movement. It is housed in an emblematic 16th century building, the former Santa María Magdalena Provincial Hospital. A new exhibition space that houses 300 works of art within its walls steeped in history.

The permanent collection of the MUREC shows works by artists with a name of their own in 20th century Art History: Sorolla, Zuloaga, Romero de Torres, Antonio López, Ramón Gaya, Andrés García Ibañez and Carmen Laffón. Also the famous group of Madrid realists which, in addition to Antonio López, includes artists such as María Moreno, Amalia Avia, Francisco López and Isabel Quintanilla, Julio López and Esperanza Parada.

Room 10 exhibits works by the most significant realists of the 21st century. Two works by the Basque artist Joseba Sánchez Zabaleta hang on the walls of this room and become part of the museum’s permanent collection.