10. Barcelona: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya Entrance Ticket
The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) is located in the Palau Nacional of Montjuïc, which was built for the International Exposition of 1929. During your visit to the museum you’ll have the opportunity to see the works of artists of Catalan Modernism, including Gaudí and Casas. Admire masterpieces by great European Renaissance and Baroque painters, such as Tiziano and Velázquez. See the museum’s collection of photography as well.
The collections are displayed on 2 floors and you should plan on spending a couple of hours at the museum to ensure that you have time to see it all. In addition to exploring the collections, you’ll have a chance to learn about the history of the building. Afterward, you can head up to the rooftop, which is the perfect spot for enjoying panoramic views of the city.
From 09/02/2023 to 07/05/2023 - Anglada Camarasa. The premeditated archive:
Hermen Anglada Camarasa (Barcelona, 1871 - Port de Pollença, 1959) was an artist in a bohemian era, who managed and controlled his career with great devotion. This is demonstrated in his personal archive, donated to the Museu Nacional by his family and inventoried at the Museum’s Research and Knowledge Centre. The exhibition is an unprecedented opportunity to discover all the facets of his personality through archives created by the artist himself. The exhibition links the collection’s archives to a selection of his works, with a museography in which the space of the archive is recreated. In this exhibition, the public will also discover the relevance of his work and the creative process of Anglada Camarasa, the Catalan artist with the greatest international projection between the eras of Marià Fortuny and Joan Miró.
From 25/11/2022 to 11/09/2023 - Mey Rahola (1897-1959). The new photographer
Mey Rahola (León, 1897-Vaucresson, 1959) was one of the first women to make a name for herself in the field of artistic photography in Spain. In a very short time, between 1934 and 1936, her hobby took on a public dimension through exhibitions, awards and publications. This, of an anthological nature, follows a chronological itinerary in three stages that reflect the transformations of her photographic practice, which at the same time follows the rhythm of the great political crises of the century: 1931-1936, 1937-1945 and 1946-1959. It is conceived as a triptych that highlights the coherence of a trajectory that is constantly attentive to the concerns of her time despite the historical ruptures.
From 14/12/2022 to 29/10/2023 - Donation from Ferran Garcia Sevilla. Tensions and rebellions
The artist Ferran Garcia Sevilla (Palma de Mallorca, 1949) has donated to the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya an important body of work from the period between 1966 and 1974. Before his immersion in painting, which made him famous in the 1980s, Garcia Sevilla was one of the most prominent pioneers of conceptual art. With very diverse and radical proposals, Garcia Sevilla used objects, poor materials and photographs, often as documentation for performances. One of his avenues of investigation is nature, from the minuscule, such as simple pine needles, to the cosmic order, based on rhythm and the dynamic forces that determine it. Another pole of his work is the critique of symbolic structures and the violent actions of authoritarianism, which lead him to an implacable denunciation of Francoism.