International Museum Day 2023

Museums, Sustainability and Well-being

Thursday, 18 May 2023 - Check programme
International Museum Day 2022. Museo Reina Sofía, 2022.
International Museum Day 2022. Museo Reina Sofía, 2022.
Organised by
Museo Reina Sofía and Radio3
With the support of
Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)
Patron of the Museo

Once again, the Museo Reina Sofía participates in this year’s annual International Museum Day. The theme chosen by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) is “Museums, Sustainability and Well-being”, with the stress placed on museums’ contribution, as threads in a shared social fabric, to the well-being of communities and to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More specifically, 2023 is centred on Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being; Goal 13: Climate Action; and Goal 15: Life on Land.

Diversity, art and music come together on this day of festivities and vindication, in which Radio 3 sets up in the Nouvel Building Courtyard to offer a line-up of artists who will perform live —streamed on the Radio 3 website — without interruption from 7am to 10pm. The day will conclude with upbeat music in the Sabatini Building Garden from 9pm to midnight.

Entry to the Museo will be free of charge throughout the day, with visits available to the temporary exhibition An Act of Seeing that Unfolds. The Susana and Ricardo Steinbruch Collection, the Museo Reina Sofía Collection and guided tours.

Organised by
With the support of



Radio 3’s Day of Live Music
Actividad pasada Thursday, 18 May 2023 - Check programme
Radio 3’s Day of Live Music

Throughout the day, the Museo will play host to a day of live performances organised by Radio 3 and staged in the Nouvel Courtyard, with the radio station’s daily broadcast schedule punctuated with live performances running from 7am to 10pm. The day can be streamed live on the Radio 3 website. To conclude proceedings, a group of Radio 3 DJs will play more upbeat sets until midnight.

Nouvel Building, Courtyard; Sabatini Building, Garden and online platform

Nouvel Building, Courtyard: 1,000 people; Sabatini Building, Garden: 425 people


Free, until full capacity is reached