More than 80 cultural centers open their doors this Saturday from 7:00pm to 1:00am
A May 2008 started the first edition of the Night of Museums in Catalonia. Now, eight years later, the event has become a must for many Catalans. Especially in Barcelona area, where a total of 83 museums will open their doors to celebrate the artistic night of the year. The initiative includes over 150 different activities, such as historical re-enactments, lectures, guided tours, concerts and workshops, among others.
Saturday May 21 open days will be held in different centers from 1900 hours until dawn. The novelty of this edition is binding to the network of participating spaces of Mies van der Rohe, the Fundació Ramon Pla Armengol, Palau Güell Foundation and a New Museum of Badalona: the Conducte d’Aigües. In addition, the Botanical Garden will schedule a night guided tour of a dozen volunteers.
Arts Santa Monica is one of the essential to visit. In addition to the exhibits ‘Nous Relats Fotogràfics’, ‘Permit yourself …’ and ‘Roger Bernat / Cicle Zande Xarxa’, the cultural center will offer guided tours and various musical activities from 20.00 to 23.00 hours, one of the hand students of the music department Antiga de l’ESMUC.
This Saturday night entry to museums in Barcelona is free
The CaixaForum hosts the exhibition “Impressionists and modern. Masterpieces from the Phillips Collection ‘, which forms one of the most important collections of modern art and avant-garde US Exhibits works by renowned artists such as Pollock, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Degas and Picasso, among others. The appointment coincides with the second edition of Comisart, in this case dubbed ‘iconoclasts gestures, imatges heterodox’, which offers young professionals the opportunity to make a curatorial from funds Contemporary Art Collection “la Caixa” , the MACBA and the work of young artists. They also screened shorts and animation for children and youth will be a jazz concert with Threejay Eva Fernández.
The Centre for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona (CCCB) presents the work of over 120 artists and African artists through the exhibition ‘Making Africa. A continent of contemporary design ‘and hold a Poetry Slam, a platform for the dissemination of oral literature which gives the possibility to anyone who writes poetry go on stage.
Meanwhile, CosmoCaixa makes a journey on the origin and evolution of human beings with ‘The bressol of Humanitat’ and seeks to raise awareness of the nature with ‘Life salvatge. Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 ‘. The activities range from CosmoCaixa will host a workshop for astronomical observation and a show that mixes music and science to 3D planetarium sessions.
The CCM Born Barcelona recovers the eighteenth century with thousands of objects that the citizens of that time used in their daily lives. Also, every twenty minutes will project a set of kaleidoscopic images on the dome of the building and offer guided tours through the center.
The Night of the Museums bring the work of Joan Miró from the Foundation of the Catalan artist not only from his work, but also through ‘Murals’, a documentary by Pilar Pérez Solano Murals reminiscent of the exhibition of the same name that was presented at the Foundation February 19 to June 6, 2010.
The Botanical Garden is another essential of this edition. The museum suggests a self guided tour in which, with the help of a flashlight, visitors can discover the characteristics and curiosities of the environment. The music will also be present in the hands of the Free Time Band, which will perform at 21.00 and 23.00 hours.
The cultural centers will be open from 19.00 until early morning
The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona hosts a total of four exhibitions, ‘Andrea Fraser. L’1%, c’est moi ‘,’ Desitjos i necessitats. Noves incorporacions to cabbage • lecció MACBA ‘,’ Punk. Els seus Rastres en l’art contemporani ‘and’ José Antonio Hernández-Díez. No tinc por de cap mal ‘. Among the planned activities include a workshop for families with children between 6 and 12 years and a creative workshop for young people aged 14 to 18 years. At 20 i 22 hours dance come to the forefront with the show ‘REM’, a directed and performed by Manuel Rodriguez and organized in collaboration with Graner activity.
Egyptology lovers can take the opportunity to make a visit to the Egyptian Museum, whose permanent collection houses over 1,200 pieces. In addition also you can visit the temporary exhibitions’ Tutankhamen. Història d’un descobriment ‘and’ Osiris, déu d’Egipte ‘. It will also open the Design Museum of Barcelona, which hosts five samples: ‘mon the museu. Disseny de producte, cultural heritage ‘,’ extraordinàries! Col·leccions d’arts i decoratives arts d’author (segles III-XX) ‘,’ The cos VESTIT. I trendy silhouettes (1550-2015) ‘,’ The gràfic disseny: d’ofici to PROFESSIO (1940-1980) ‘and’ Tangibles ‘.
This Saturday the National d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) Museum will also open its doors to the public to showcase their Romanesque murals, modernism of Gaudí and 20 masterpieces from the collection of Antonio Gallardo Ballart and dating from the twelfth to the sixteenth century . Even cartoons have their place in this edition, in which the joint work of the authors of the graphic novel ‘Las Meninas’ (National Comic Award 2015) will be discussed.
Pablo Picasso and his museum are another essential for the appointment. The exhibition reveals the link between the artist and Barcelona, forged during his adolescence and youth. The museum also hosts an important representation of works of 1917 and the series of ‘Las Meninas’ (1957), as well as a comprehensive collection of engravings.
Barcelona opens its workshops
The Catalan capital not only open its museums to all audiences, but also held the XXIII edition of “Tallers oberts Barcelona,” a project in which the collective of artists from different districts of the metropolis invite citizens to come in their studies and art workshops. The initiative aims to bring art, crafts and the work of creators to the public of Barcelona
Workshops Poble Sec districts, Ciutat Vella, Gràcia and Sarrià will open their doors over the last two weekends of May. Visitors will have the opportunity to asistiral creative process in action and discover the perpetrators behind each artistic piece. The open days will be held between 20 and 22 May (Ciutat Vella and Poble Sec) and between 27 and 29 May (Gràcia and Sarrià).
Barcelona City Council has created a virtual map that places shops throughout Catalonia, to give them the option to make themselves known and to contribute to the creation of a network of artisans.