‘Fundació Mapfre’, a new art gallery in Barcelona

October 8, 2015 06:26 PM | ACN / Sara Prim

‘Fundació Mapfre’ opened its doors this Thursday with ‘The triumph of colour’, a major exhibition which includes masterpieces from Van Gogh, Cézanne and Matisse, amongst others. The venue is located in the modernist Casa Garriga-Nogués in Barcelona and its decoration “reminds the visitor that he is in Barcelona” stated Fundació Mapfre’s Culture Area Director, Pablo Jiménez Burillo. The gallery expects to host a major exhibition at the beginning of each season and to start with they chose this collection of 72 paintings, from the impressionist masters to the avant-garde painting, lent by Paris’ Musée d’Orsay and the Orangerie.

Chillida gets own exhibition in Barcelona for first time in 11 years

June 15, 2015 09:35 PM | ACN

For the first time in 11 years, the internationally-renowned Basque artist Eduardo Chillida has an exclusive exhibit on display in Barcelona. Since 20 April, the Mayoral Gallery has hosted the Chillida exhibition, 'Awakening' ('Despertar'). The exhibition is comprised of a carefully curated selection of sculptures, drawings and prints, as well as supplementary material for his monumental works photographs and the video 'Art and Dreams' ('El arte y los sueños'). Among the works are two emblematic sculptures, 'La estela' and one of the pieces from the series 'Trembling Iron' ('Hierros de temblor'). Barcelona displays 3 large-scale sculptures of Chillida in the Gothic Quarter and in parks. In 2004, the Jordi Barnadas art gallery hosted the last individual exhibition devoted to the artist held in the Catalan capital.

The Fundació Joan Miró turns 40 expanding its permanent collection

June 5, 2015 04:10 PM | ACN

The Fundació Joan Miró museum in Barcelona is to redistribute its rooms and include a new set of 20 works from the Miró family collection. The Mirós’ collection and the Japanese Kazumasa Katsuta collection, currently exhibited in a special room, will now be included in the permanent collection. The Fundació Miró is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an extensive programme of activities, including exhibitions, music and dancing. The 10th of June will be an Open Doors Day at the museum, and during the next months all those born in 1975 will be able to enter the Fundació for free.

Joan Miró's family farmhouse in southern Catalonia to be converted into a museum by 2016

March 27, 2015 02:34 PM | ACN

The country house where one of the world's greatest artists of the 20th century, Joan Miró, spent his summers in his teenage and adult years will be transformed into a museum. The Mas Miró, the artist's family farmhouse located in Mont-roig del Camp, in the Catalan Province of Tarragona, will be open for visitors by summer 2016. The project – developed by RCR and Varis Arquitectes studios – will consist of two phases. The first – costing a total of €2.5 million – entails the conversion of the farmhouse and the painter's studio into a museum, the renovation of the housekeeper's house and the construction of an entry pavilion. The second – which will cost €3 million – envisages the creation of new areas such as: a restaurant, a new car park, a multipurpose room and a workshop space. Work is due to start in the coming weeks.

Picasso and Dalí works, face to face for the first time, are on show in Barcelona

March 20, 2015 09:13 PM | ACN

Barcelona's Picasso Museum unveiled on Friday the first exhibition in the world analysing how Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí artistically admired and influenced each other, despite their political differences. The Catalan museum has opened the most awaited temporary exhibition of the season, which will run until 28 June. 'Picasso/Dalí. Dalí/Picasso' showcases 78 works of these two giants of 20th century art, including paintings, drawings, collages, sculptures and carvings. They tell the story of their artistic relationship and how their works evolved by setting many parallels between the two. The exhibition also includes 33 documents such as some letters that Gala and Salvador Dalí sent to Picasso, which had only been on show once, in Paris.