June 16, 2021

A hundred facilities are added to the Night of the Museums in Catalonia



Barcelona, ​​May 15 (EFE) .- More than a hundred cultural facilities join the Museum Night and International Museum Day (DIM) this Saturday in Catalonia, after the events were suspended last year face-to-face due to the pandemic.

Some 200 activities have been organized throughout Catalonia until next Tuesday, the 18th, on the occasion of International Museum Day, to bring museum centers closer to older people and younger people.

A total of 74 facilities, from eight cities in the metropolitan area of ​​Barcelona, ​​participate this Saturday in the Night of the Museums, to which four new spaces are added, such as the Casa de l’Heura de Badalona, ​​the Castle and the Palau Mercader Museum from Cornellà; Can Fontanet, in the Sant Andreu neighborhood of Barcelona, ​​and the TPK of the Tecla Sala de L’Hospitalet Art Center.

From mid-afternoon until sunset, there will be free entry to all the facilities and the public will be able to participate in the different activities prepared for the occasion, from guided visits to workshops, concerts or poetry, dance and theater shows.

In this edition, all activities are carried out following the recommendations of the health authorities, so it is convenient that before accessing each of the centers, users are informed in advance of the particular conditions of each of them and check if a prior reservation is necessary.

The Night of the Museums, the prelude to the International Museum Day, which will be commemorated on the 18th, will allow citizens to contemplate exhibitions such as those by Félix González-Torres, “Relationship Policy”, at MACBA; Nanni Balestrini’s “Illustrated Violence” in La Virreina, or “Mars. The Red Mirror” at the CCCB.

Other proposals are the exhibition “For an education in freedom”, in El Born; “Infinite war”, at the MNAC, or “Found images. Post-war maritime Barcelona”, at the Maritime Museum.

At the same time, the exhibition “The American Dream. From Pop to Today” will be open at CaixaForum Barcelona, ​​or “Can Negre 360 ​​°” at the Jujol Center.

As for the activities, there will be, among others, guided tours of the aqueduct, the Roman wall and the Sant Antoni market in Barcelona; through El Born, Montjuïc castle and the Brossa Foundation.

As a novelty, there will be visits led by the same person who created the art installations: Martí Anson, at the Fabra & Coats Art Center, with “An exhibition of truth”; Anna Dot at the Tàpies Foundation, with “Who speaks about lightning, falls close to him”, or Philip Stanton at the Espai Mercè Sala before the mosaic “Els colors de l’agraïment” of the metro.

Sixty museums have also designed group activities for users of residences and day centers in their municipalities to return to visit the museum facilities.

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