Category: Exhibitions

Bermejo, a Fifteenth-century Rebel Genius

Joan Molina As soon as you enter the exhibition Bermejo: The 15th Century Rebel Genius a painting catches your eye. It is Christ of the Pietà, a work painted around 1470. You will be moved by, among other things, finding yourself looking at a depiction of the naked Christ, covered only by a transparent gauze,…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Corto Maltés in the Museu Nacional, new adventures

Antoni Guiral Corto Maltès, a reference of comic strips for adults In 1967, Hugo Pratt, an Italian comic book creator with many years of experience, conceived a long format comic: The Ballad of the Sea Salt. In this work, set in the First World War, and pre-published for instalments in the Italian magazine Sgt. Kirk,…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Liberxina. Coordinating an exhibition

Milena Pi The inauguration of an exhibition sees the conclusion of a series of processes prior to it that increasingly arousing the interest of a restless public. In recent years the cultural institutions have endeavoured to respond to it, visualizing these stages through the graphic and audio-visual recording of assembly work, restoration work, the internal…

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Author: Milena Pi

Liberxina: The Impetus and Impact of Rebellion

Àlex Mitrani Changing everything “A world is falling apart”, said a highlighted phrase in an article on 18th December 1968 in Tele-Express, entitled “Hippies y beatniks en la Plaza Real”, accompanied by a second article, “El ‘Underground’, cultura de subversión”. Three English terms were used to label a sociological phenomenon: the appearance of groups of…

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Author: Àlex Mitrani

Ethylic Suppuration of Stone or how to bring failure to the museum

Pere Llobera The painter and sculptor Pere Llobera has responded to the proposal to dialogue with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya through his project Ethylic Suppuration of Stone that can be seen in the Room Educart until 3rd March 2019. After carrying out a research for the museum’s collection, the artist presents an installation…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Exhibitions outside the museum: programme for 2019/2

Presenting the collection in other cities and countries is a constantly expanding line of work at the museum. We have recently published the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya’s programme of exhibitions for 2019. Here we are presenting the exhibitions that will be held outside the museum, as a result of collaboration with national and international…

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Author: Redacció museu

The Museu Nacional’s programme for 2019

We present today the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya’s exhibitions programme for 2019, centred on the first major retrospective exhibition about Bartolomé Bermejo, one of the most fascinating painters of the fifteenth century. The work of the Barcelona photographer Oriol Maspons will be the subject of a large-format retrospective. The Museu Nacional continues disseminating knowledge…

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Author: Redacció museu

A personal invitation from Gala Dalí

Elisabet Pueyo We receive an invitation.  As if it was from Gala herself, the team of the Fundación Gala Salvador Dalí invited us to get to know the castle of Púbol, the refuge of Gala in the Empordà. On the occasion of the exhibition Gala-Dalí which the Museu Nacional is co-organizing with the Foundation this…

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Author: Elisabet Pueyo

A history of accessibility: out of sight, out of mind:

Noemí Huete We often talk about putting ourselves in the shoes of the visitors so as to better adapt the offer and services of the museum.  For sure, not enough is done, and even less in the case of visitors with special needs.  Noemí explains the experience in two centres, one of them our museum,…

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Author: Z_Estudiants en pràctiques de Postgraus i Màsters

The Disembarkation of England: William Morris

The exhibition William Morris and the Arts & Crafts Movement in Great Britain, which opens today, is a good opportunity to take a detailed look at a far-reaching cultural episode, captivating and dreamlike, which made its influence felt in Barcelona: Dream The portrait of William Morris’s wife inspired a dream in the critic J.E Cirlot,…

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Author: Mariàngels Fondevila