A museum in the heart of El Born district, just 20 meters from the Picasso Museum. It is worth combining a visit to both museums.
The building is an old palace from 1790, perfectly restored, conserving paintings, reliefs and original woodwork, and has earned the FAD (Foment de les Arts i del Disseny) award.
The entrance goes direct to a courtyard with a staircase and sculptures. A large central room of 10 meters high.
Headquarter of the "Foundation for the Arts and Artists", which owns the museum.
Dedicated exclusively to modern and contemporary art, but only figurative art.
Exposes its own funds: 3 collections with a large and varied collection of contemporary living artists (painting and sculpture) : these are 200 authors from 50 countries, through international competitions organized by the Foundation, presented a unique set and highly original.
Other collections are temporarily exposed, like the twentieth-century European sculpture (Despiau, Bourdelle, Malfray, Klimsk, etc..) And the Catalan sculpture of the twentieth century.
A completely original and different vision of contemporary art outside the abstraction and experimentation. A little gem, exquisite corner in full heart of old Barcelona.
MEAM (European of Modern Art Museum) in BarcelonaBarra de ferro, 5, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Area: Ciutat Vella
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm / Closed: Mondays and 1st January, 1st May and 25-26 December / Summer time: from 10am to 8pm
Prices: General: 7€ (have a look at discounts on the website)
Phone: (+34) 93 319 56 93
Phone 2 : Fax: (+34) 93 417 93 60
Metro/Bus: Metro: L4 Jaume I / Bus: 17, 19, 40, 45, 120,
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