The arrival of the MAPFRE Foundation in Barcelona has enriched the cultural offer of the city significantly. The foundation regularly presents spectacular exhibitions of classical art, benefiting from its collaboration with the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, or exposing big names of contemporary photography. In short it is a museum that you can not be skipped.
Like few before or after artists, Renoir gave life to the image that defines the canon of the feminine in our Western culture. This exhibition runs in an exceptional proposal of more than 60 works, all the artist's career and the different facets of women that reflected his painting: from modern Parisian dancing Moulin de la Galette (1876) to the primitive nymphs protagonists of bathers (1918-1919). In the itinerary that the exhibition presents the evolution of the feminine ideal in…Find out more »
Peter Hujar started his career in the world of commercial photography in the 1950s. Nevertheless, he soon decided to abandon this path, distancing himself from the commercial circuit to concentrate on artistic photography. Closely linked to the counter-cultural movements of the time, he captured fragments of the reality of New York in the 1970s and depicted the underground sociocultural scene, shooting renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag and William S. Burroughs as well as other anonymous downtown characters.…Find out more »
Sala Foundation MAPFRE Casa Garriga i Nogués From 05/31/2017 to 09/10/2017 On May 31 opens our retrospective dedicated to the work of the American photographer Duane Michals. You can visit it until 10 September. The exhibition route is distributed in successive stages that show the different expressive modalities gradually invented by the photographer, as well as the different series made on specific themes over time. Michals is 84 years old and continues to create: making photographs and inventing techniques that…Find out more »