Interventions in the rooms
On the occasion of the exhibition William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement in Great Britain, a small intervention has been made in room 69 of Modern Art Collection that includes a Gothic altarpiece and two bookbinders of the early XX century. These works illustrate the connections established with the Arts & Crafts movement.
Until the 21/5/2018
Barcelona 1917: The medal at the Exposition d’Arts Français. The legacy in the museum’s collections
A numismatic exhibition about medals with the pieces displayed as a legacy of the exhibition “Barcelona 1917: The medal at the Exposition d’Arts Français. The legacy in the museum’s collections”. It was celebrated in Barcelona in 1917 because of the Great War (1914-1918), since Paris, Europe’s main artistic centre, couldn’t celebrate their famous art exhibitions.
Post-war and Avant-garde art
The Museu Nacional is to open two new rooms that will prolong the period it covers until well into the 1960s. While we await the future enlargement of the museum, these rooms will be a prefiguration of the display of art from the years following the Civil War and they will function as a flexible, experimental exhibition within the permanent collection.
The idea embodied. The sculptor Miquel Blay
States of Grace de Laurent Fievet. Festival Loop 2016
From 21/05/2016 to 12/06/2016
I, John. A Romanesque carving recovered
The Carving of Saint John the Evangelist from the VINSEUM Museu de les Cultures del Vi de Catalunya, in Vilafranca del Penedès is exhibited as if in dialogue with other images from Erill la Vall, Taüll and Durro, in the Vall de Boí, all of which are preserved at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.
From 26/03/2015 to 14/02/2016
The pictorial unconscious
Ex ungue leonem. Marble heads by the Master of Cabestany
The four marble heads that we are presenting are fragments from the doorway of Sant Pere de Rodes, a masterpiece attributed to one of the most surprising Romanesque sculptors, the ‘Master of Cabestany’. His work has been found in several places in southern Europe, from Tuscany (Italy) to Navarre, although most of the examples conserved are to be found in northern Catalonia and Languedoc.
From 04/04/2014 to 28/09/2014
A Visit to the Romanesque. In the company of Antoni Tàpies
Interiors of 'Modernisme': Gaspar Homar and Joan Busquets
A display of this collection is currently on exhibition in room 56 of the museum, within the frame of Partage Plus-Digitising and Enabling Art Nouveau for Europeana, a project partially financed by the European Union, which makes this valuable modernist collection of the museum accessible to the public.
From 11/06/2013 to 30/03/2014
The Image of the Hero in Catalan Sculpture (1800-1850)
A dialogue of sculptures created during the first half of the 19th century, which share the same thematic paradigm, that of the representation of the Hero, and drawings or academias by up-and-coming artists who, precisely because of their drawings of models, have achieved international acclaim.
From 31/05/2013 to 27/10/2013