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  • Blues and classical music concerts at the MEAM

    Blues and classical music concerts at the MEAM

    The European Museum of Modern Art, the MEAM, located in a Baroque building of the 18th century (Palau Gomis), is offering more than contemporary figurative art. A series of activities related to music is planned throughout the year, to enjoy a different kind of program.

    Every Friday evening, the museum is filled with music. The Friday's Blues cycle offers the possibility of enjoying a concert of bluegrass blues, swing and jazz. Bands bring their instruments to accompany the works and fill the museum with music for visitors to enjoy. Saturday evenings are reserved for classical music. The concerts usually start at half-past five and include an afternoon snack.

    Before the concerts, you can visit the collection exhibiting the best of contemporary figurative art. This is a feature of MEAM and highlights it from other contemporary art museums.

  • Picasso Discovers Paris

    Picasso Discovers Paris

    Barcelona's Picasso Museum is one of its most-loved art centres, focusing as it does on the early years of the Spanish painter's life; he moved with his family to Barcelona in 1895 when he was 14 and already well established in his art studies. The city played a key role in his development; in places such as Els Quatre Gats café, he regularly met with other creatives involved in the avant-garde movement. But he was a man constantly looking for new experiences and inspirations, and this exhibition at the Museu Picasso looks at the impact that his first two visits to Paris had on him.

    Among the artists on show are Manet, Degas, Cézanne and Gauguin (on loan from the permanent collection of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and the Musée national Picasso Paris), whose work Picasso first encountered in person when he was in the French capital.

  • Velázquez and the Golden Age

    Velázquez and the Golden Age

    One of the greatest painters in history is the protagonist of this extensive new exhibition at CaixaForum. Diego Velázquez was born in Seville in 1599 and, before his death 61 years later, produced some of the most renowned works from Spain's acclaimed Golden Age. His renditions of the Spanish royal family (created in his role as the lead artist of the court of Felipe IV) such as 'Las Meninas' are particularly famed, but the Baroque artist also captured religious scenes as well as more down-to-earth subjects, including 1629's 'The Drunks'.

    Today, the most important collection of his works is held in Madrid's Prado Museum and that's the source of many of the pieces on show here, which are compared and contrasted with those of several of his Spanish and European contemporaries such as Zubarán, El Greco, Murillo and Ribera. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to see a spectacular selection of 17th-century paintings at Barcelona's beautiful CaixaForum venue.

  • Family activities at Museu de la Xocolata

    Family activities at Museu de la Xocolata

    The Chocolate Museum is planning different workshops to experiment a profession in which chocolate becomes a link to artistic creation.

    You will knead and taste chocolate, create chocolate figures, made bonbons of melted chocolate or learn to make cookies, from the dough to their decoration.

    For children and adults, this is the best opportunity to become masters of chocolate for a day and amaze everyone!

  • Family activities at MACBA

    Family activities at MACBA

    The Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona opens up to families with the intention of offering a space in which to learn through play.

    A place in which families will be able to discover together artistic projects that are not only aesthetically attractive, but also encourage reflection on the many ways of making, seeing and listening to the art of our time.

  • Family activities at Museu Marítim de Barcelona

    Family activities at Museu Marítim de Barcelona

    The Barcelona Maritime Museum is running a varied program of leisure activities for all the family, aimed at arousing the curiosity, respect and appreciation for maritime culture.

  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono naked

    John Lennon and Yoko Ono naked

    The Museu de l'Eròtica of Barcelona presents its two new collections, Bag One and Two Virgins. They are a series of drawings and lithographs by John Lennon depicting his honeymoon and erotic scenes captured during his sexual encounters with Yoko Ono.

  • Picasso in family

    Picasso in family

    On the last Saturday of the month, Picasso Museum welcomes families with children between 5 and 11 years old and offers the an activity to enjoy together.

    A nose, two eyes, a mouth... - 23rd February and 28th September.
    There are many ways of portraying the people we know.After looking at the portraits that Picasso painted, we propose doing our own in a very funny way.

    Picasso travels to Paris, and we will too! - 30th March.
    Picasso travelled to Paris and this changed his vision of art. Come and be the protagonists of this Paris with us.

    A plate isn't a plate - 27th April.
    Picasso takes a normal plate and turns it into a work of art...do you want to do it yourself, too?

    Picasso's colours - 25th May and 26th Octubre.
    For artists, colour is one of the most important elements of their works. We will see which were Picasso's colours, and afterwards each of you will decide on yours...and will do it!

    Photographic safari* - 29th June; 27th July (in English) and 31st August(in english).
    Hunting the moment, fishing the smile, trapping the light...we will have fun taking photography beyond the selfie.

    We've got too many words* - 30th November and 28th December.
    A poem done with colours and a verse done with shapes. Picasso and his poet friends experimented on how to create new shapes of poetry, and we propose a few.

  • Touching color. The renewal of pastel

    Touching color. The renewal of pastel

    Fundación MAPFRE is putting on an exhibition with a difference; an exhibition based on one of the materials used throughout the entire history of art: pastels. It wasn’t until the end of the 19th century that the use of pastels became an art form in its own right, independent of all the other techniques such as oil painting, in that quality of the material was a perfect match for a certain concept of modernity that was surfacing at that time.

    This exhibition highlights the main stages pastel art has been through and its most outstanding figures, the ones who turned into an art form in its own right. Boudin, Redon, Degas and Manet, are among the artists who endowed the use of pastels with an innovative status as opposed to the later generation that included Picasso, Miró, Blanchard and Theo van Doesburg.

  • Barcelona Design Week

    Barcelona Design Week

    For some years now, the city has spent an entire week at the epicenter of the design world. Barcelona Design Week (BDW) is an essential diary date for anybody with a keen interest in design, innovation and business. This year is takes place a new edition and for some days design opens itself up to the city in the form of exhibitions, workshops, talks and tours. There will be activities covering all aspects of design, making this one of the most important Design Weeks of the international calendar. The program features complementary activities designed to enable design professionals and companies to create business opportunities and exchange knowledge.

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