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The MNAC – Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is known for its collection of Romanesque art, but since 2014 also has an excellent selection of modern art. Its temporary exhibitions present Catalan, Spanish and international painting, photography, graphic arts and applied arts and in recent years give special prominence to female artists.

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June 2017

Ismael Smith, the beauty and the monsters

22 June - 17 September
MNAC, Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona España + Google Map

The exhibition will cover the entire Ismael Smith's trajectory (Barcelona, 1886-White Plains, New York, 1972) and will reunite various works from the diverse disciplines that this artist practiced: sculpture, drawing, illustration, posters, graphic design, interior design, ceramics, jewelry design, engravings, book-plates and even painting, a hidden facet of the artist. There will be about seventy sculptures shown, more than one hundred and fifty drawings and monument projects, about fifty engravings, a set of jewelry and a complete book-plates collection, the…

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October 2017

The entropic box. Collision of History and Culture

20 October 2017 - 14 January 2018
MNAC, Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona España + Google Map

Francesc Torres, Catalan multifaceted artist, wants to transform a part of the museum into an entropic box highlighting its preservation function. By favoring works mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries selected from the museum's collection, Torres explores the collision between history and culture while reflecting on the nature of museums. Torres, despite not having done any of the works, has chosen them as a curator and, at the same time, will use them as objets trouvés, that is, as…

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