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Mirador Gallery: Catalonia as a mirage

Mirador Gallery: Catalonia as a mirage

A exhibition at the Apel·les Fenosa Foundation in El Vendrell recuperates the memory of the Mirador gallery in Paris – a space for Catalan culture in exile in post-war Paris.

The Opera Makes History

The Opera Makes History

CaixaForum Barcelona tells us the story of modern Europe through eight operas. This is a high fidelity exhibition that has to be visited using the audio guide.

MAC: Cerdanyola has a lot to celebrate!

MAC: Cerdanyola has a lot to celebrate!

The Art Museum of Cerdanyola (MAC) is celebrating its tenth anniversary and the declaration of the “Dames de Cerdanyola” stained glass panels as Items of national Cultural Interest. This is a great occasion to discover its treasures.

MEV: Medieval and Digital

MEV: Medieval and Digital

The Episcopal Museum of Vic (MEV) holds an extraordinary collection of Romanic and Gothic art. But it has something even better: its sensitivity to teaching about the collection. When a museum does not know how to talk about its works, it should probably close.

The Prado in Vilanova i la Geltrú

The Prado in Vilanova i la Geltrú

The Víctor Balaguer Library and Museum shows its extraordinary collection of works from the Prado Museum in Madrid on the occasion of the bicentenary of the Prado.

Franco the Painter

Franco the Painter

All political leaders have had an artistic hobby: President Clinton played the sax, Nero the lyre, Alphonse XIII was an adult film producer and Franco liked painting.

Churchill, Hitler, Eisenhower… painters

Churchill, Hitler, Eisenhower… painters

Everyone knows them as some of the most central characters in history, capable of pulling the strings during the Second World War…but when they had a moment all three would settle down to do a spot of relaxing painting as if they had never hurt a fly.

A Brief Encyclopaedia of Forgers

A Brief Encyclopaedia of Forgers

If right now you were looking at a factitious “Encyclopaedia of Well-known Forgers of Art”, the contents page would include creators as famous as Michelangelo and Picasso.

Halloween at the Museum

Halloween at the Museum

There is a day for everything but if you want to attract young people you have to celebrate at night. And that is exactly what the “Museums Night” – the cool and fun version of the formal “Museums Day” – does.

Memory, Pain… and Poletiquette

Memory, Pain… and Poletiquette

Mauthausen was again news. We talked about the weight of memory with Jesús Galdón, the author of the plaque that, through emptiness, recalls the victims of Nazi barbarism.

10 Recommended Art Books

10 Recommended Art Books

Essays, anthologies, guides, anecdotes, graphic novels…2019 has a host of bibliographic novelties on the topic of art. And the day of Sant Jordi is the perfect excuse to buy one (or more) of them. Here are our recommendations.

Three Art Books for a Desert Island (1)

Three Art Books for a Desert Island (1)

In anticipation of the Day of the book for Sant Jordi, we asked our “Mirador de les Arts” contributors which three books they would take with them on a desert island. Their answers are surprising.

The (double) Secret of Víctor Silva

The (double) Secret of Víctor Silva

A mysterious artist named Víctor Silva is exhibiting a series of small format painting at the Víctor Saavedra gallery, accompanied by their photographic reproductions in monumental proportions. Why?

Shall We Go on a Gallery Crawl?

Shall We Go on a Gallery Crawl?

When was the last time you stepped inside an art gallery? Can you name, from memory, the names of three art galleries in your town or city? Don’t worry, there is still time to retake the test.

Jordi Baron and snatches of time

Jordi Baron and snatches of time

Jordi Baron Rubí is an antiques dealer (third generation), collector of antique photos, and fine-art photographer. Each one of these facets feeds in to the other two.