This submit is for the Night time of the Museums 2018. The brand new article with the 2019 occasions shall be revealed a couple of weeks beforehand.
One in every of my favorite nights of the yr in Barcelona is quick approaching: The Night time of the Museums. This free late night time viewing of exhibitions shouldn’t be solely unique to my metropolis however is a part of a wider initiative throughout Europe. It doesn’t matter in case you are an area or a customer. It’s a nice exercise for all and in 2018 it can participate throughout the town on Might 19th, from 7 pm till 1 am.
Like yearly, some venues will embrace particular actions, stay performances and music. I really like this night time. There’s something so particular about getting into these cultural venues late within the night, typically with energetic music enjoying and with rooms full of individuals chatting. In my eyes it provides a vigorous mild on the reveals and also you view them by means of a extra enjoyable perspective. So put your glam rags on and comply with a few of my strategies of what I assumed have been a few of the extra fascinating issues on supply from 2018 Night time of the Museums programme (Spanish or Catalan solely). You may also obtain a useful map of the 80 places and actions on every so that you don’t miss something.
- 1 From Montjuïc to l’Hospitalet:
- 2 From l’Eixample to Gràcia:
- 3 From the Gothic Quarter to the ocean:
- 4 From El Raval to the port:
- 5 Santa Coloma – Badalona – Sant Adrià – Fòrum – Glòries – Sant Andreu:
- 6 Horta – Sant Gervasi – Pedralbes – Esplugues – Cornellà:
From Montjuïc to l’Hospitalet:
Joan Miró’s paintings on the Miró Basis in Barcelona. Photograph by Benjamí Villoslada Gil
This fortress overlooking the town has an extended historical past intently linked to the town and has performed a task in a few of its darkest moments. Not solely are there guided excursions however it’s also possible to take pleasure in modern artwork reveals, meals vans and music from 7pm to 1am. It takes somewhat longer to get to than a number of the different locations, so that you may like to absorb a number of the views within the lovely gardens shut by. Amongst different reveals there’s a Misplaced reminiscence 1936-1975 – showcasing the work of the photographer Miquel Gonzàlez. This consists of 40 pictures of Spain the place the photographer captures misplaced reminiscences of the Civil Conflict.
Fundació Joan Miró
The distinctive white trendy Mediterranean construction holds an ideal assortment of Miró’s work. The artist was alive on the time of the development and had a say in its design. You’ll be admiring the structure alongside the modern artwork.
Museu Nacional d’Artwork de Catalunya (MNAC)
This magnificent palace was inbuilt 1929 for the worldwide exhibition and has fabulous night time time views of the town. Its Romanesque mural assortment is acknowledged as top-of-the-line in Europe. The Gothic Artwork part additionally packs an awesome punch. Trendy collections could be discovered on the higher flooring. This yr for this particular night “On the doorways of the Renaissance” lets you uncover what a day within the lifetime of a properly off 15th century service provider from Barcelona was like! There’s additionally a short lived William Morris exhibition. Admission is free from 7pm to 1am.
If nature is in your agenda, head in the direction of Barcelona’s Botanical Gardens. With the theme “Lights and shadows”, they provide guided visits (don’t overlook to deliver a torch!) and a collective musical efficiency by the artist in residence. A number of turns from 9pm to 12am.
Caixa Discussion board
Top-of-the-line artwork centres within the metropolis, head over there and luxuriate in an array of actions. There are exhibitions together with Disney, the Artwork of Telling Tales, Bafta 2017 brief movies (7.20pm & 9.30pm) and a live performance of Brazilian music with Ganza (9pm, 10pm and 11pm).
From l’Eixample to Gràcia:
Sculpture element on the Museu del Modernisme de Barcelona. Photograph by Jon Ander
Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Tàpies was a controversial artist that isn’t to everybody’s style. He’s well-known for utilizing different supplies moderately than oil paint on his canvases. The gathering is housed in a constructing by Domènech I Montaner, one of many earlier works in Catalan Artwork Nouveau interval. I like how Tàpies has heightened the constructing by putting a contrasting stylised sculpture of a cloud and chair on prime. Have a look and see what you assume.
Nothing is lacking in Barcelona, not even a museum devoted to the world of historic Egypt. There’s a free entrance to the everlasting assortment, together with over 1,000 items however, if this isn’t sufficient, it’s also possible to go to the very fascinating momentary exhibition concerning the discovery of Tutankhamon’s tomb.
Museu del Modernisme de Barcelona
Have a peek on the underneath appreciated Catalan Artwork Nouveau Museum. It homes an outstanding assortment of Artwork furnishings and different ornamental parts and it isn’t so giant that it’ll put on you out.
From the Gothic Quarter to the ocean:
Museu de Cultures del Món. Photograph by OK house
Museu de Cultures del Món
Journey by means of cultures from Asia, the Americas, Africa and Oceania at considered one of Barcelona’s latest additions. When you cease to marvel in any respect the items, you’ll be there all night time, so I’d advocate focusing your go to to the areas that basically curiosity you. This yr amongst different reveals there’s “Ifni. The African mile of the Catalans”, an examination of the historical past of a small wild Spanish enclave on the coast of Morocco.
Museu Frederic Marès
That is a fascinating museum which homes an artist’s lifetime assortment of objects. Greek stone sculptures to picket virgins reside on this previous palace which has a phenomenal unique courtyard. Don’t miss the highest two flooring which show something from bare woman pipes to bizarre strolling sticks to classic comedian strips to elegant Artwork Nouveau jewelry. On Might 19th, there might be a collection of dramatised readings by college students from Escola Superior d’Artwork Dramàtic Eòlia.
CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
This artwork centre is true within the coronary heart of the Raval district and it homes the World Press Photograph yearly. As well as there’s “The black mild. Secret traditions in artwork because the 50s: Occultism, magic, esotericism and mysticism” – an exhibition analyzing the affect secret traditions have performed on artwork because the fifties. If that doesn’t float your boat you’ve gotten “Poetry Slam Barcelona” – a poetry contest. From 9pm to 11pm.
From El Raval to the port:
Perfomance on the Museu d’Artwork Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA). Photograph by MACBA
La Virreina Picture Centre
Housed in an 18th century palace in the midst of la Rambla, this centre gives common exhibitions and actions. In 2018 they’re in collaboration with El Graner Centre de creació del cos i el moviment, internet hosting the efficiency artwork piece “Adorno” (Decoration). This was created by members of the artwork collective Vértebro. It is among the occasions surrounding the exhibition Machines for dwelling. Flamenco and Structure within the Occupation and Vacating of Areas. This seems to be at flamenco, structure, city improvement and the inhabiting of an area. There are three exhibits of 25 minutes every: 7.30pm, 9.30pm and 11.30pm.
Museu Marítim de Barcelona
An previous shipbuilding yard, now turned museum, provides a enjoyable and fascinating view of maritime life in Barcelona. From the on a regular basis routine of sailors to precise ships on present as nicely momentary exhibitions, this area is giant sufficient to deal with all of them. To the aspect of this constructing (on Paral·lel road) is the most effective surviving a part of Barcelona’s medieval defensive wall. You’ll be able to go to the reveals from 7pm to 1am and, as well as, you possibly can benefit from the music of the l’Escola de Músics with an orchestra of greater than 100 musicians.
Museu D’Artwork Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
This contemporary constructing actually fits the array of recent modern works that move by means of its concrete corridors. Test it out in case you are into the fashionable artwork scene. There are a selection of actions, together with experimental comedian workshops, live shows, performances and a DJ from 4pm till 1am.
Filmoteca de Catalunya
I really like the minimal design of this nice cinema the place you possibly can catch world movies in unique model. For this night they’re treating individuals to some Charley Chaplin, a 1911 model of Pinocchio and the 1934 basic Mutiny on the Bounty! No matter you select I might arrive early to get a spot.
Santa Coloma – Badalona – Sant Adrià – Fòrum – Glòries – Sant Andreu:
Exhibit at Barcelona’s Museu Blau (Pure Historical past Museum)
Museu Blau (Pure Historical past Museum)
All the time successful with the younger ones (and the not so younger), this contemporary constructing homes a everlasting assortment deciphering the Earth at present in addition to totally different momentary exhibitions, from images to vitamin.
Museu del Disseny de Barcelona (Disseny Hub constructing at Glòries)
That is a powerful construction constructed to re-house the town’s ceramics, ornamental arts and textile works. There’s a number of totally different exhibitions to select from in addition to the everlasting collections.
Horta – Sant Gervasi – Pedralbes – Esplugues – Cornellà:
The gorgeous Gothic cloister at Pedralbes Monastery. Photograph by José Antonio Gil Martínez
Santa Maria de Pedralbes Royal Monastery
Based in 1937, that is the hidden jewel of the Catalan Gothic type. The church, monastery and gardens are open for a free go to this night time however, if you wish to dig deeper, there might be 45 minute guided excursions to get a glimpse of monastic life in medieval occasions.
Museu FC Barcelona (Camp Nou)
For all you soccer followers on the market, come go to the stadium’s museum of probably the most well-known soccer workforce on the earth. Not into the game myself, nevertheless, I’m fairly impressed by the size and proud reveals of this membership.
That sums up my suggestions for the night so exit, have enjoyable and participate in that particular cultural night time through the spring in Barcelona. Don’t overlook additionally that some museums may have a free entrance on Friday 18th as a part of the Worldwide Museum Day programme and our day by day Barcelona Free Strolling Excursions might be operating as traditional, twice a day. In case you are right here for extra days you can even examine our ideas for issues to do in Barcelona in Might.
Submit initially revealed on Might 1st 2014. Up to date on Might eighth 2018
Major photograph by Jordi Payà