Piano Concert “Greatest hits and long-forgotten music”

  • cartel concierto de piano Museo Ralli Marbella
    Cartel Concierto Piano Museo Ralli

Monday, September 9 at 8:00 p.m.

Concert by international pianists from the Marbella Music Masterclass Series 2019.

Within the Marbella International Music Festival, the Ralli Museum will offer a concert by pianists participating in the Marbella Music Masterclass Series 2019. Eleven promising young piano players will perform a selection of masterpieces that binds together the greatest hits and the long-forgotten works, which are no less relevant and have been retrieved here for our delight.

Free entry

Opening at 7:00 p.m.

Organized by Davidov Musical Association and Museo Ralli Marbella

New Temporary Exhibition “SEOANE. Portraits”

Nueva Exposición SEOANE. Retratos en Museo Ralli

Luis Seoane, argentinian by birth, Galician in his heart, Seoane divides his life and artistic career across both lands, being significantly influenced by them both equally.

This exhibition brings us the point of view and expression of an artist who has combined literature, illustration, engraving, painting, longing and struggle to develop a unique artistic language.

Through the use of this theme, SEOANE. Portraitsshows the variety of languages developed by the artist, whose career to schematization takes him occasionally to the border of geometrical abstraction.

  • Cartel Exposición Seoane. Retratos en Museo Ralli Marbella

International Day of Museums 2019

International day museum 2019 18 may
International day museum 2019 18 may

We invite you to celebrate with us the International Day of Museums, on Saturday, May 18th

Free activities and workshops for all ages.

Guided visits (only in Spanish) to the permanent collection and the temporary exhibition "Movimiento Espartaco"

Schedule of visits:

  • Permanent collection: 11:00 h
  • Temporary exhibition "Movimiento Espartaco" : 12:00 h
  • Permanent collection: 13:30 h
  • Cartel día internacional de los museos

The legacy of Harry Recanati: the Ralli Collection

Celebrating the centenary of his birth

In 2019 we will commemorate the centenary of the birth of Harry Recanati, founder of the Ralli Museums, and we would like to honour him through a very special exhibition programme.

These are works and artists with a special relevance in the history of the museums, as well as for Harry Recanati as a collector and patron. A clear example of this would be the relationship that two of the four exhibits have with Surrealism, a movement that has a special presence in the Ralli Collection due to the founder’s passion and predilection for this style.

The Ralli Collection worldwide

The Ralli Museum of Caesarea, in Israel, is exhibiting “René Magritte, daily dreams”, an individual exhibition of engravings by the Belgian artist that has travelled from Chile and that will rotate to the rest of the Ralli Museums.

The exhibition housed in the Ralli Museum in Uruguay’s Punta del Este, shows works with a religious theme from the Russian artist Marc Chagall (entitled “Marc Chagall, design of the 12 windows of Jerusalem). This exhibition is significant given the Jewish and Israeli origin of Harry Recanati.

In Santiago de Chile we find a sample of abstract art through the exhibition Kinetic and Geometry, under the optics of the Ralli Collection, which exemplifies the more conceptual and abstract side of the Ralli Collection.

In Marbella, the exhibitionSpartacus Movementpromotes the recovery and vindication of a group of Argentine artists, work to which Harry Recanati devoted a substantial part of his life and the reason why he founded these museums.

Each of the museums has different schedules and activities, which we invite you to review in their web pages.

Admission to all of them is completely free of charge.

Musical Poetry Recital with “Grupo Cero”


The poets of Grupo Cero will be at the Ralli Museum Marbella with poems and songs by the poet Miguel Oscar Menassa, founder of the scientific and cultural group Grupo Cero, painter of Psychic Realism and candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010.

We will enjoy poems by Menassa set to music, in the voice of the Spanish-French singer Clémence Loonis. And in the voice of members of the Grupo Cero poetry workshops, we will hear recited poems that include a selection of the poet’s extensive poetic oeuvre.


Ralli Museum Marbella

Urb. Coral Beach, Rio Verde, N-340, km. 176, 29602 Marbella, Málaga

Organised by: Helena Trujillo - Grupo Cero

Collaborate: Ralli Museum Marbella

For more information, call: 952 85 79 23


New Room “Graphic works from Latin America”

Luis Solari - Previo
Luis Solari - La barca de "no sé" - 1978

Luis Solari
Uruguay, 1918-1993

The boat of “who knows”, 1979
Ed. AP
50 x 70 cm

Ralli Collection

More than a technique, a means of concrete expression

As of May 2 in the hall 9

In the contemporary proposals offered by Latin American art from the 1960s and beyond, engraving and drawing triumphed as a technique and a means of expression that was equivalent or superior to other technological and experimental media which were being seen in Europe, North America and Japan. This recovery of a traditional technique with more accessible production and capacity for dissemination is a response to the concerns and needs of artists and the public. In this way, they sought to democratise art and place it at the service of citizens, as was already being done through muralism and art in public spaces.

The choice of these techniques must be seen as a declaration of intentions, putting the communicative function of art and accessibility before that of the elitist development that was taking place overseas.

Drawing therefore took on great depth and meaning. Engraving became a strong manifestation with identity and the profound development of the technique. The mass reproduction of graphic works made it possible to take art to the most disadvantaged sectors, with the development of the poster being of considerable importance during this period.

As a paradigm of this aspect of Latin America art, works by the Uruguayan Luis Solari, the Mexicans José Luis Cuevas and Emilio Toledo, and the Peruvian Luis Sifuentes are displayed in this room.

  • Luis Solari
    (Uruguay, 1918-1993)
    “If the shoe fits, wear it”, 1978
  • Francisco Toledo
    (México, 1985)
    “Woman with scorpions”, 1985

New exhibition in the permanent collection

New exhibition in the permanent collection

This room encapsulates an overview of styles that offered an alternative to the “official art” of the period from the 1960s in Mexico and Argentina alike, as well as in Latin America as a whole and the international artistic scene.

Rufino Tamayo and the New Argentine Figuration

The art of Latin America must be understood as an art of its own, and its evolution as a reflection of Latin American art per se which is related to the different situations in the countries that make up the continent, and not as a derivative of European and North American art. Its evolution, therefore, is also the reflection of a concern and a search for its own identity by artists.

The artists who are exponents of these proposals are united here by their use of colour and marks, as well as the predominance of matter and plastic experimentation. However, unlike North American and European informalism, his works never completely lose their references to the motif, to the message, mainly centred on the human figure, which is represented with an existential background that speaks of the philosophical concerns of human beings.

From September 20th in the Permanent Collection.

More information here.

New temporary exhibition

The first exhibition about the Movimiento Espartaco (translated as the “Spartacus Movement”), that takes place in Europe can be visited at the Ralli Museum in Marbella from 2nd. of June. Composed of artworks by Ricardo Carpani, Mario Mollari, Juan Manuel Sánchez, Esperilio Bute, Carlos Sessano, Juana Elena Diz y Pascual Di Bianco.

The Spartacus Movement officially emerged in 1959 in the city of Buenos Aires, a year after writing a manifesto entitled “Por un arte revolucionario” (For revolutionary art), in which they set out the ideological foundations of the movement. Formally, it consisted of a return to the critical figurative tradition within Latin American art, as opposed to other folkloric and Europeanising currents with which they did not feel identified, but with a contemporary technique and language.

This exhibition on the Spartacus Movement is based around a series of works by the artists who were part of it. Without following a chronological order or structure, here we can find examples of the different tendencies, aesthetics and languages that were developed throughout its lifespan and how they were projected beyond it, maintaining certain similarities and recurring themes in each artist’s individual work. In particular, we see this artistic development within the same artist, based on the reiteration of motifs and subjects tackled using a different language.

The works on display here are part of the Ralli Museums collection, along with other pieces on loan from the private collection of Eduardo Bute Sánchez de Hoyos, thanks to which it has been possible to provide a comprehensive overview of the movement.

More information about the exhibition and the Spartacus Movement here.

Tango in the Museum

Tango en el Museo

17 Marzo, de 12.00 a 15.00 horas

Jornada de Puertas Abiertas organizada conjuntamente con Asociación A. Sistema Tango.

La actividad prevé una presentación y puesta en valor de la cultura del tango en Argentina que será transmitida por el director y profesor de la Academia Sistema Tango. Junto a esto, una presentación visual de los distintos tipos de baile del tango.

¿Te atreverías a bailar? Les proponemos además unirse a una clase práctica de introducción para que podamos sentirlo en nuestra propia piel.



12.00h: Charla "El Tango y la Sociedad"

"Recuperando la comunicación esencial"

Testimonios de Aficionados.

13.00h: Clase Práctica - "Introducción al Sistema"

14.00h: Demostración Baile Social.

Demostración Tango Show.

Cierre de la Jornada