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BARCELONA MUSEUMS


Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

The National Art Museum of Catalonia, abbreviated as MNAC, is a museum of Catalan visual art located in Barcelona, Spain. It is housed in the Palau Nacional, built for the 1929 World's Fair. The museum was created in 1990, when the Catalonian Museum Law reunited the collections of the former Museu d'Art de Catalunya (Catalonian Art Museum) and the Museu d'Art Modern (Modern Art Museum), and declared it the national museum. The new museum thus combined Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque art collections from the Museu d'Art de Catalunya with the 19th and 20th century art collections of the Museu d'Art Modern, and incorporated the Gabinet de Dibuixos i Gravats (Department of Drawings and Prints), the Gabinet NumismÓtic de Catalunya (Catalonia Department of Numismatics; coinage and medals) and the Biblioteca d'Hist˛ria de l'Art (Art History Library). In 1996, the Department of Photography was created.

The museum opened in 1995, with the Romanesque art section. The Gothic art section was opened on 1997, while the Renaissance, Baroque, 19th century and 20th century collections opened on 2000. The official opening, with the building completely rehabilitated and all the collections in place, was in 2004.

For more information regarding the Universeum please contact Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Palau Nacional, Parc de Montju´c, 08038 Barcelona, Tel. offices: (00 34) 93 622 03 60, E-mail: mnac@mnac.cat

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

The Palau Nacional which houses the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art is situated in the Plaša dels └ngels, in El Raval, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona. The closest metro stations are Catalunya and Universitat. All the art here dates from the mid-20th century onward. There are three periods of modern art represented: the first one covers the forties to the sixties; the second spans the sixties and seventies; the third period is contemporary. The collections focus on post-1945 Catalan and Spanish art, although some foreign art is also represented. The building also incliudes a central library, specialized in art books and publications.

For more information and enquiries please contact Pl. dels Angels, 1, 08001 El Raval City, Barcelona, Spain, Tel: 00 93 412 08 10, E-mail: amics@macba.cat

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

Centre de Cultura ContemporÓnia de Barcelona

Centre de Cultura ContemporÓnia de Barcelona, or CCCB (Catalan for Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture), situated in El Raval, in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona, is a museum adjacent to the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA). The building is a mixture of old and new styles, dating from the early 18th century up to recent renovation of a facade in the Plaša de les Dones. The centre, one of the most visited museums in Barcelona, hosts temporary exhibitions, a cinema, concerts and other cultural events. CCCB also includes a library, classrooms where conferences and seminars are held, and a concert hall.

For more information and enquiries please contact Centre de Cultura ContemporÓnia de Barcelona Montalegre 5, 08001 Barcelona, Tel: 93 306 41 00, E-mail: info@cccb.org

Museu Picasso

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona, Spain, has one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. This is one of the most popular and most visited museums in Barcelona. There are now more than 3,500 works making up the permanent collection of the museum. The Museu Picasso frequently hosts special exhibitions presenting artworks by Picasso and other artists. From time to time, the museum also organizes seminars and lectures on subjects related to Picasso or on museological issues of interest given by specialists from throughout the world.

For more information and enquiries please contact Museu Picasso de Barcelona, Carrer Montcada 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Tel: 93 256 30 00, E-mail: museupicasso@bcn.cat


Museu Picasso

View into the Museu Picasso










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