From 10 am to 6 pm, from Tuesday to Saturday.
Until 8 pm, from May to September.
From 10 am to 3 pm, Sunday and public holidays.
Closed: Mon (except public holidays), Jan 1st, May 1st, Dec 25th
Parc de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona
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The National Art Museum of Catalonia houses the most important collection of Romanesque mural paintings in the world and a collection of modern art that has recently been reinstalled. In the new display rooms you will find furniture and decorative art by Gaudí and Jujol that will take you back to the Modernista Barcelona of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Roof-Viewpoint offers unique vistas over the city and is an ideal place for enjoying the spectacle of the Magic Fountain.
The Renaissance and Baroque collection rooms at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya will be closed to the public from 30 May until the end of 2017, as a new presentation for the collection is being prepared.
The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (National Art Museum of Catalonia) offers a singular display of Catalan art of all periods. Recent temporary exhibitions have reclaimed and brought to the fore the role played by Catalan artists in relation to the international art context. The museum is now also looking at contemporary creation with the aim of presenting new proposals and provoking a dialogue and critical revisions of the collection.
The artistic proposals that were produced in Catalonia during the second half of the 1960s, which shared the ideals of generational renewal and revolution that broke out in several international centres, will be presented in this show, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of May 1968. In his Treatise on Living for the Younger Generations (1967), Raoul Vaneigem spoke of entering “a whole new era”. In One-Dimensional Man (1964), Herbert Marcuse asserted the emergence of the “great rejection” as the beginning of a cultural revolt that would transform society from top to bottom.
It is a portrait of a moment of tension and enthusiasm that opened the doors to a new sensibility. Up to now this period has suffered from a certain lack of definition by historians, who have not always managed to find a place for it, between the decline of Informalism and the irruption of the conceptual. It is the time of the emergence of Pop Art and the New Figuration, which went beyond the post-war existentialist positions to try out other forms of resistance in which falling into line with international cultural models is essential. Perhaps contradictory and ephemeral, the art of those years shows the connection with international modernity associated with the new paradigms of freedom and revolution. The artists move between political militancy and hedonistic individualism, between the defence of figurative painting and the new expanded or immaterial practices. Pacifism, sexual revolution, a critique of capitalism, unlimited exploration of individual creativity, these are some of the fundamental challenges expressed, added to which is the resistance to the specific context of Francoism.
From November 16, 2018 to April 22, 2019