Rebellious views: readings from the collection of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya from an LGTBI viewpoint/ 1

Víctor Ramírez Tur To talk about the simple desire, Andrés, we talk about Santos. Those afternoons in the Church where you stay imprisoned, perplexed and sucking the wounds from the side of Jesus, or the arrows stuck in Sebastian’s naked body; the wounds are like open mouths, and Genet understood in his day and in…

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Osamu Tezuka: thanks for the manga!

Nacho Granero The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is celebrating its good harmony with the world of comic strips with the new exhibition devoted to the great Osamu Tezuka. Opened during the latest edition of the Manga Convention in Barcelona, the show offers an incredible look at the original pages that came from the pencils…

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Francesc Pausas and Cuba

Membres del Centre Català, La Havana, 1922

Sílvia Lanceta and Juli G. Pausas In this article we continue to discover the figure of the Catalan Modernist painter Francesc Pausas i Coll, discreetly recognised, and who we started to get to know in the article Maria Sampere and Francesc Pausas in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya a few months ago. Last time…

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The Friends want “Font de la vida” by Aurèlia Muñoz to remain in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Font de la vida, Aurèlia Muñoz, 1966Font de la vida, Aurèlia Muñoz, 1966

Balma Badal We, the Friends of the Museu Nacional are starting a new campaign of crowdfunding for acquiring for the museum an exceptional piece by Aurèlia Muñoz: Font de la vida (Source of life) a delicate tapestry of embroidered wool on jute fabric, which the artist produced in 1966.  This work can currently be seen…

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Author: Balma Badal

An Useful Photograph by Oriol Maspons. The School of Barcelona

Raúl Gimeno and Yolanda Ruiz Until 12 January 2020, will be able the exhibition Oriol Maspons: Useful Photography / 1949-1995, which takes an extensive look at the photographer’s work. In the exhibition there is a photograph of the poets Jaime Gil de Biedma, José Agustín Goytisolo and Carlos Barral posing with the literary critic Josep…

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Author: Raúl Gimeno

Some of the archives of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, in the “Pneumothorax”

Reme Barbero PNEUMOTHORAX A perforation in the lung-archive of the Museu Nacional is a proposal of reflection of the artist and educator Ferreiro. It was born from his incursion in two of the art archives of the museum: the one of the Museu d’Art de Catalunya (MAC) and of the Museu d’Art Modern (MAM). These…

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Author: Reme Barbero

A version of a painting by Quentin Metsys in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Joan Yeguas The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya’s reserve collection contains works little known to the public and to scholars of art history. One example is Oratory (1525-1618). It is a small wooden oratory (97 x 52 cm) with porphyry and onyx incrustations, and a central panel painting. The work was purchased from the heirs…

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Author: Joan Yeguas

We take care of mental health in the Museu d’Art de Cerdanyola: Workshop of artistic therapy

Lourdes Lopetegui It is now one year since the edition in the Museu Nacional of the course, Introduction to Arts in Health. Creation and management of programmes in mental health: anxiety and depression disorders, aimed at professionals of culture and health. Lourdes Lopetegui, psychologist, attended and explained the experience of organising an activity in the…

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The donation by Lluís Masriera in 1932 to the Library of the Museums

Yolanda Ruiz Lluís Masriera i Rosés (1872-1958) is one of the most well-known members of the Masriera family. He was a recognised gold and silversmith, painter, set designer and theatre director who, moreover, became so thanks to the tasks carried out in various cultural entities and institutions, a figure of reference from the cultural world…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

The new digital tools, at the service of the museums and their audiences

Montse Frisach Without display cabinets, without glass protectors, without a map or guide, without any barrier between what is being looked at by the spectator.  This is how things are seen at the Mori Building Digital Museum in Tokyo, inaugurated in June 2018, an initiative by the interdisciplinary teamLab Borderless, made up of artists, programmers,…

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