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Bilbao's commitment to artistic expression is intimately tied to the shift in the model of urban and economic development.

Not only is the Guggenheim Museum able to attract the most sophisticated contemporary art shows, but both the Fine Arts Museum and Bilbao Arte Foundation have also displayed a spectacular renewal, promoting programmes to produce and disseminate art of all types.


Art in the street

Wandering around Bilbao, one can enjoy works by artists who let their imagination fly, turning the city into a veritable open air museum.

Such artists as: Salvador DALI, Eduardo CHILLIDA, Jorge OTEIZA, Miquel NAVARRO, Manolo VALDES, Jeef KOONS, Louise BORGOISE, Vicente LARREA, and many more, offer a fresh and novel perspective to a number of sites around the city.


Urban Equipment

This section covers urban elements such as benches, litter bins, tree grates, street lights, bollards, bus-stops, signage, and so on.

Discover the city's identifiers, which more often than not go unnoticed.



The concept of design is so wide and varied that sometimes the boundary between art and other artistic disciplines becomes very thin, or even non-existent.

With design as its leitmotiv, this section is intended to be a hodgepodge of topics.


Bilbao Art District

Bilbao Art District is born, a joint initiative of the galleries, museums and art major agents of the city, with the participation, support and cooperation of the City of Bilbao and the Provincial Council of Biscay.


Tag: escultura

Las Cantorías del Duomo protagonizan este jueves el ciclo “La obra en su contexto” del Museo de Reproducciones

These series are dedicated to get a deeper knowledge of the main art works displayed at the Museum of Artistic Reproductions of Bilbao. Read more

Siete muestras de pintura, escultura y fotografía en una nueva edición de Expodistrito

Expodistrito is a programme by the Department of Culture and Education of Bilbao City Council whose aim is to decentralize the artistic expressions of the city and show the work of new artists as well as be a showcase for other already established artists. As usual, the exhibitions will move through these eight Local Centres. Read more

Alumnos de Bellas Artes de la UPV/EHU crean una escultura para el Museo Marítimo de Bilbao

Last Wednesday, July 24th, the sculpture ‘Baluarte 1,2,3,4,5′ was shown at the docks of Bilbao Maritime Museum. This work has been created by Alberto Díez and Leo Burge, fourth year students in Arts Degree of the UPV/EHU Fine Arts Faculty. Read more

Vuelve Expodistrito a los Centros Municipales de Bilbao

(Español) “Expodistrito”, el ciclo de exposiciones temporales en los Centros Municipales de Distrito de Bilbao inaugurará el próximo lunes, DÍA 9, su programa para el primer trimestre del año. Hasta el próximo 31 de marzo, los bilbaínos y bilbaínas que se acerquen a los centros de Barrainkua, San Inazio-Ibarrekolanda, Otxarkoaga, Begoña, San Frantzisko, Castaños y La Bolsa-Ibaiondo podrán disfrutar de siete exposiciones de pintura, escultura y fotografía, y otras dos, que proponen una mirada retrospectiva a la historia de dos barrios de la Villa, como son Otxarkoaga y Begoña. Read more