Category: Exhibitions

Torné Esquius, an artist conformed to none of the official canons

Eduard Vallès and Elena Llorens A monographic exhibition on Pere Torné Esquius posed a challenge. Although exhibitions had been mounted previously, neither his life nor his work as a whole had ever been studied in great detail. Torné Esquius is by no means an unknown in Catalan art. It could be said that he is…

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Author: Eduard Vallès

So, where does the anger go?

Georges Didi-Hubermann The following text is an excerpt from the opening lecture of the exhibition Uprisings on view at our museum from February 23 until May 21, 2017. The video of the talk (in French with  subtitles in English) is now available at the end of this post. There are “righteous furies”, rages which are…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

The Collection of the Propaganda Commission of the Generalitat de Catalunya (1936-1939) conserved in the library

Yolanda Ruiz On the occasion of the exhibition Romanesque Picasso  in the foyer of the Library of the museum, we are exhibiting some documents published by the Propaganda Commission.  The Commission, directed by Jaume Miravitlles, was created in Barcelona on 3rd October 1936 and remained active until February 1939. The activity of the Commission, as…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

2016 at the Museu Nacional: a visual review

Here is a visual review of 2016 at the Museu Nacional. It has been a year of intense activity during which we have concentrated on the construction of a more open and social museum. One of the most outstanding events of the year has been the growth of the collection of medieval material, thanks to…

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Author: Redacció museu

Marianne Breslauer’s photographs from the trip through our country in 1933

Pepe Serra At a very early age I became interested in art, to be precise, painting. When I was four years old, I already had a passion for visiting museums, and you know, that is no exaggeration. […] At the age of 15 I saw a photo exhibition at the Flechtheim Gallery: portraits of the…

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Author: Pepe Serra

By courier for the exhibition Gaudí. Barcelona 1900 to Brazil

Vicenç Martí & Carles Pongiluppi In the exhibition Gaudí. Barcelona 1900, held in Florianópolis (Brazil) from 25th August until 30th October 2016, travelling afterwards to Sao Paolo, around fifty works were sent from the collection of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, from paintings on canvas of different formats, to plaster and bronze sculptures, including…

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Author: Vicenç Martí

Lluïsa Vidal, a woman artist in a world of men

 Montse Gumà In 1905 a series of 25 postcards were published of the most important artists of the time, according to its author Francesc Serra Dimas, who portrayed them in a personal and intimate environment.  Among the characters portrayed it is worth highlighting Lluïsa Vidal. In 1915, a second series of 35 new images came…

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Author: Montse Gumà

About the exhibition “The Divine Morales”

Joan Yeguas The exhibition of the painter Luis de Morales’ work is making its third and last stop on its tour at our museum. Organized in collaboration with the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao, where it has already been seen, it will remain open in Barcelona until 25th…

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Author: Joan Yeguas

The story of an experience at the Tate after the Postgraduate course in Museum Management

Mercè Giralt As a former student in the second year of the Postgraduate course in Museum Management, I would like to take the opportunity to share here one of the best experiences I have had in the field of museums and which I would probably not have had without first studying this programme. Thanks to…

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Author: Z_Estudiants en pràctiques de Postgraus i Màsters

Comics and the museum: an unresolved story

Lluís Alabern Opening the museum to the community, incorporating the gaze of others, rethinking the organization of museums in several languages, generating a multiplicity of proposals at a time when there seems to be neither a predominant discourse nor model to resort to. The debate is open in many of our museums – and in…

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Author: Lluís Alabern