The Canary Museum pays tribute to Millares

Last night, the Canarian Museum hosted the presentation of the exhibition that can be visited from this Friday. / COVER

The exhibition 'Manolo Millares. From roots, from tears' can be visited from this Friday until next September 14

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

The Canary Museum hosts until September 14 the temporary exhibition
Manolo Millares. Of the rooting, of the tearing', organized on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the artist's death (1972-2022).

This exhibition has the collaboration of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, the Network of Museums of the Canary Islands and Canaragua. It can be visited and can be visited free of charge, between 10:00 and 14:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00 from Monday to Friday; and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

At the opening ceremony, on Thursday afternoon, the president of El Museo Canario, Diego López Díaz, the director of Historical Heritage of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Sebastián López García, the Deputy Minister of Culture of the Government of the Canary Islands, Juan Márquez Fandiño, the CEO of Canaragua, José Juan González Salmah, the artist's daughter, Coro Millares, and the curator of the exhibition, Laura Teresa García Morales.

This exhibition is conceived to highlight
the importance of El Museo Canario and Canarian archeology as central referents of
inspiration for the artist Manuel Millares Sall and some of his contemporaries, at a key moment in his career that would eventually mark his entire artistic future.

In this way, knowledge of the works of Canarian artists who marked an era, such as the artist himself, is facilitated.
Manolo Millares, Elvireta Escobio, Felo Monzón, Martín Chirino, Alberto Manrique, José Julio Rodríguez and Juan Ismael.

In addition to bringing together paintings from various collections, the exhibition is strengthened thanks to the incorporation of
documents belonging to the rich funds and archive collections that make up the Documentation Center of El Museo Canario.

Two assistants to the sample, before one of the exhibited pieces. /


In addition, the sample has
audiovisual piece expressly made by the Canarian filmmaker
Dacil Manrique by Lara Millareswhich addresses the influence of El Museo Canario in the search for Millares' individual and collective identity and his evolution as an artist, with interventions by Elvireta Escobio and Martín Chirino, among others.

The exhibition reviews the
Manolo Millares' fascination with the pre-Hispanic world and his eagerness to know -and connect with- that enigmatic «conquered man» and his expression.

Choir Millares, daughter of Manolo Millares, this Thursday at El Museo Canario. /


The close link with Canarian archeology would become, in those 1940s and early 1950s, the center of cultural and artistic life in the capital of Gran Canaria, with El Museo Canario becoming the main enclave of visibility for young creators of the moment and space of debate for one of the most innovative generations of intellectuals in our recent history.

This exhibition project is proposed as a
reviewedn of this chapter of our history; of history that has to do with artistic, literary and cultural studies, emphasizing the cultural and artistic richness of our city and the spectacular way in which its creators managed to make their impact go beyond the borders of the archipelago.

Laura Teresa García Morales, curator of the exhibition. /


A set of activities has also been programmed around the exhibition to be held during the summer, such as educational visits for children and adolescents, which are designed with the infrastructure
HistoryThinking® methodologycreated by El Museo Canario to develop skills and generate values ​​through learning about history.

A moment of the opening of the exhibition. /



The exhibition that can be visited at El Museo Canario from this Friday coincides with the one inaugurated a week ago at the
Atlantic Center of Modern Art (CAAM), also in the Vegueta neighborhood of the capital of Gran Canaria, and which pays tribute to Manolo Millares with the exhibition of the pieces by this artist that make up the collection of the venue managed by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria. Added to this is a painting on paper donated by Elvireta Escobio, widow of Manolo Millares.

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