Fine art or daring design? 13 must-see new galleries and museums in Europe

Gallery launches and long-awaited reopenings of some of Europe’s famous museums are taking place at many great city-break destinations this year

A vast new – and, as the name suggests, block-shaped – building on Copenhagen’s harbour, the Blox complex is scheduled to open later this spring and house everything from homes to restaurants and an outdoor space for cultural events. Blox will also be the new home of the Danish Architecture Centre, which will host exhibitions on urban development, architecture and design.
Prices TBA, blox.dk

Miró Mallorca Fundació, Palma

Exterior of the colourful Miró Mallorca Fundació​​, Palma, surrounded by cherry blossom on a blue-sky day.
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Photograph: Alamy

This gallery is dedicated to the life and work of Joan Miró (the Catalan artist who settled in Palma in 1956). In June, the foundation reopens Taller Sert, the studio built by the Miró’s friend Josep Lluís Sert, and where the artist created most of his work, until his death in 1983. Featured works include Femme et oiseau, 1962 and Femme dans la rue, 1973. The studio is one of Mallorca’s emblematic buildings and has been preserved how the artist left it.
Adult €7.50, under-16s free, miromallorca.com

Atelier des Lumières, Paris

Design for the staging of Atelier des Lumières’ Klimt exhibition.
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Design for the staging of Atelier des Lumières’ Klimt exhibition. Photograph: Culturespaces / Nuit de Chine

Paris has an abundance of traditional art museums but the the Atelier des Lumières is its first digital art centre. It will bring classic works to life with the help of 120 video projectors to create immersive exhibitions, illuminating walls up to 10 meters high with historic masterpieces. The centre opens on 13 April, launching with exhibitions on Gustav Klimt and an exploration of the Vienna Secession.
Adult €14.50, 5-25 years €9.50, family €42, atelier-lumieres.com

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