Here is a permanent display of a selection from the historic and artistic Municipal Heritage. Paintings, sculptures and graphic works including works by Picasso or Carlos Haes.
With a catalogue of over 4,000 pieces, including sculptures, paintings and graphic works, 94 of the most representative pieces are permanently displayed. As for sculpture, the 66 artists that will be shown in successive exhibitions related to the 20th century are worthy of note.
The tour, which begins in the lobby of the museum, goes through "Room I" dedicated to the period between the 15th and 18th centuries when Málaga became part of the kingdom of Aragón and Castile, transforming it from a predominantly Arabic society to a Castilian one. There is also a section devoted to baroque celebrations.
"Room II" focuses on the 19th century and recreates the City Council's first municipal museum. We can learn about the origins of Picasso, the "Masters of the 19th century" or Carlos Haes, who features in the "Masterpiece" section.
Finally "Room III" is dedicated to 20th century artists, especially those who had some connection with the City Council as the "First Scholarships" or the Generation of 50s who ushered the art of Málaga into the modern era. We should also highlight the "Contemporary Trends" that accommodates current Málaga artists.
Built by architect Federico Orellana Ortega, the museum was opened in March 1999 and became Municipal Heritage Museum (MUPAM) in 2007.
The building has another module of three floors opened in 2003, designed by architects Miguel Rodríguez González and Pau Soler Serratosa. It is given over to temporary exhibitions.