The MEAM extends the duration of the exhibition Figurativas 2017
Due to the success of visits to the exhibition in Barcelona, the European Museum of Modern Art has decided to keep open the 9th international figurative art exhibition that exposes to the public the awarded works of the painting and sculpture contest organized by the Foundation of the Arts and ArtistsFind out more
9 November 2017
The MEAM presents the first great anthology of the Polish sculptor Grzegorg Gwiazda, the great promise of contemporary European sculpture.
On November 17, 1917, Auguste Rodin died at his home in Meudon, France. The extensive work he did throughout his life had shown an incredible ability to travel the long distance that separated the prolific academicism of the mid-nineteenth century from the brutal expressiveness of the twentieth century.
In the same month of the centenary of the death of the French master, the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) exposes the work of another young artist who aspires to find his own language to make a leap as ambitious as that of the visionary Rodin. In the same way as the French genius, his work is not a static work, but is in constant transformation, surprising itself with the most original ideas.
The MEAM presents from November 30 the exhibition ’The Rodin of the XXI Century’, in reference to the Polish artist Gregorz Gwiazda (Poland, 1984), considered one of the most advanced disciples of the great French sculptor of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Humanity, strength, old age, humor and decadence are some of the features that are present in this show. José Manuel Infiesta, director of the MEAM, explains that "in every detail of Gwiazda’s work there is a contained force, an expressivity so brutal that it drags us into the depths of ourselves".
Gwiazda studied at the Fine Arts schools of Poznan and Warsaw, and later at the Accademia di Belle Art di Brera in Milan, Italy. His works have been shown in individual exhibitions in several Polish cities, such as Lidzbark, Warminski, Warsaw, Poznan, Mosina or Bydgoszcz, among others, and in group exhibitions in Poland, Madrid and Barcelona.Find out more
31 October 2017
In a return to the origins of the Lied, Jams de Lied are organized periodically, sessions that take place in different areas of the city and where the initial spirit of this genre is claimed, more spontaneous and informal, but above all, closer .
During these Jams, the intention is to recover this community and creation environment, where artists meet in "incognito duets", a kind of blind date to make music spontaneously between singers and pianists. Giving surprising results, as happens with other musical genres, in a space open to everyone, both artists and music lovers.
This Jam de Lied, which will take place in the Palau Gomis of the MEAM as an incomparable setting, is special since we will celebrate that it is the official fixed headquarters of the JAMS DE LIED, with the support of the Victoria de los Ángeles Foundation and the LIFE Victoria Festival .
To celebrate the centenary of the death of the best European sculptor of the 20th century, Auguste Rodin, in November 1917, MEAM will present, from December 1st, 2017, the first great anthological exhibition of the work of the Polish sculptor Grzegorz Gwiazda, that we consider with category and personality sufficient to be able to be considered like "the Rodin of the 21st century".Find out more
10 October 2017
Exhibition of the Opera House of Barcelona
On the occasion of the performances of Un ballo in maschera, the Liceu and the Museu Europea d’Art Modern de Barcelona - MEAM present the exhibition Who hides behind the mask, a selection of contemporary paintings that reflect on the "faces" that we we put it every day, relating it to key aspects of Verdi’s opera plot as envy, passion, adultery, betrayal ...Find out more
3 October 2017
PRESS: Dog days, living together.
The European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) presents the ’Dog Days’, the first event in Spain aimed exclusively at dogs and their owners, which will take place on the weekend of 7 and 8 October. Organized by Animal Movement (www.animalmovement.org), a platform that defends and promotes the rights of animals, this act has as main objective to claim full integration into society of animals that live with us, sharing spaces, sensations and times . This project follows the star other events that have taken place previously in the United States (New York, 2013) and Germany (Berlin, 2016).
Next Friday, October 6th at 11:00 am Animal Movement leader Oscar Maestros and MEAM director José Manuel Infiesta will present the ’Dog Days’ project to the media. The press conference will also have the presence of different people who will attend the Museum accompanied by their dogs.Find out more
25 September 2017
ARC Salon & Figurativas 2017 are now open to the general public
The MEAM and Art Renewal Center prepare the largest exhibition of current figurative art. Two international competitions, ARC Salon and Figurative 2017, one organized in North America by Art Renewal Center and the other in Europe held by the Foundation of the Art and Artists, to bring to the public Barcelona all the latest work of the best artists from all over the world.Find out more
7 September 2017
Barcelona houses the Figurativas 2017 edition
From September 22, the MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art) will be able to see the largest exhibition of painting and sculpture by living artists from all over the world. This show represents the most current art of our time and it wants to teach the public that Figurative Art is more effective than ever. In parallel to this exhibition, the MEAM will also present the awarded works in the North American ARC Salon competition, organized by Art Renewal Center
The inauguration is scheduled for Friday 22 at 8 pm in the Calle de la Barra de Ferro, 5 - MEAMFind out more
28 July 2017
The images of the works that will participate in the exhibition of Figurativas 2017 can be already seen in an album of the official Facebook page of FigurativasFind out more
4 July 2017
The results of the contest of Figurative can be seen in a large exhibition that opens at the MEAM on September 22nd, next to the works awarded at the North American Art Renewal Center competition.
With this, the MEAM and Art Renewal Center prepare the largest exhibition of current figurative art. Two international competitions, ARC Salon and Figurative 2017, one organized in North America and the other in Europe, unite to bring to the public Barcelona all the latest work of the best artists from all over the world.Find out more
4 July 2017
The jury of the ninth call for the international contest of Painting and Sculpture Figurative 2017 has deliberated throughout the weekend from June 30 to July 2 at the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona.
The result is expected to be published during the week of July 3-7 on this page and the official Facebook page of Figurativas 2017 www.facebook.com/figurativasFind out more
23 May 2017
Fifth most visited museum
176,364 people visited this Saturday the 87 centers of Barcelona and the metropolitan area that opened the doors on the occasion of the Night of Museums.
The MEAM, was the 5th most visited museum during the Night Find out more
17 May 2017
Preselected Figurativas 2017
The Foundation of Arts and Artists publishes the list of shortlisted artists in the 9th edition of the international contest of painting and sculpture Figurative 2017.Find out more
9 May 2017
The Chinese contemporary artist Wenjun Fu exhibited part of his work in an individual exhibition open to the public from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 May at the Museu Europeo d’Art Modern in Barcelona.
The exhibition curated by Francesco Saverio Russo, will show under the title: "Introspection of the Soul - Artistic Expression in Wenjun Fu Pictorial Digital Photography", 20 works in the unique style of "digital painting photography" developed by the artist himself, in Which include the series of A Wind from Yesterday, Digital Painting Abstraction, No Realms, and Goldbach’s Conjecture.
With these works created over the last eight years, the Museu Europeo d’Art Modern in Barcelona hosts the first exhibition of the Chinese artist in Spain, after his solo exhibition at the National Museum of Art of China (Beijing) in the past month of March.
The artist creates through photography, installations, sculpture and oil painting, and has developed the concept of "abstract digital photography of painting".
Internationally it is especially known for its conceptual photography. It has important international awards such as the first prize for the International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Argentina, the prize for the "best artist in the world" in the field of the Great Universal Exhibition Tour Eiffel or the "Lorenzo il Magnifico" award Italian Biennale di Firenze.Find out more
28 April 2017
New MEAM exhibition at Liceu Opera House
On the occasion of the representations of The wandering Dutchman will exhibit a collection of sculptures around the Wagnerian mythology.
Balcony-Foyer of the Lyceum
From 2 to 28 May
During the performances of the opera The Dutch WandererFind out more
28 April 2017
Upcoming exhibition this May 2017
The European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) will present from May 12 an exhibition with the finalist works of the IV Edition of the ModPortrait 2016 Competition, the first international contest of figurative painting dedicated exclusively to portraiture. The 50 works selected by the jury will be displayed in the halls of the Palau Gomis of Barcelona until next May 28.
Registration open until April 30 to all figurative artists in the world. Click in More Information to go to the registration processFind out more
16 February 2017
Jassans, the imagined Greece
Ten years after the death of renowned Catalan sculptor Josep Salvadó Jassans, the Museu Europeu d’Art Modern pays tribute to him with the most accomplished exhibition of his work ever organized, recently shown at the Museum of Montserrat.
The exhibition is accompanied by parallel events, such as the roundtable “Jassans and the Transmission of Sculpture” on February 23rd, the lecture “Jassans and the Passion for Sculpture” on March 1st at Biblioteca Clarà and sculpture workshops on February 25th, March 25th and April 1st.
Exhibition in the Foyer Balcony
From January 15 to February 4
Open before and during the intermission of all Werther functions.
On the occasion of the performances of the opera Werther, this time we enter the era of Romanticism. With Goethe as a great exponent of all the references of this movement of the s. XIX, we follow the common thread and we look for the traces that the Romanticism has left in the contemporary painting.
On these parameters this exhibition is constructed; Of the magnificent contemporary painting collection that has the MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art), we have made a selection that we have grouped in two great recurring themes in Romanticism: Nature and Woman.Find out more
3 January 2017
MEAM at For Real Art Fair
A special exhibition of the MEAM will travel to Ámsterdam to take part in the greater sample of Art Figuratiu Contemporary.Find out more
1 November 2016
Registration is now open
The Fundació Privada de les Arts i els Artiste organises Figurativas ’17, with First Prize for painting of up to €36,000, a Sculpture Acquisition Fund of €40,000 and fund to be determined for acquiring painting works.
The Foundation seeks to promote and diffuse Figurative Art, and its chief mission will be to encourage artistic initiatives and sponsor artists.
22 September 2016
Sandorfi’s exhibition in Barcelona
Sandorfi is, without the slightest doubt, one of the most representative European artists of the transition from the mid-20th to the 21st century.
he exhibition that the MEAM in Barcelona is showing in September is of an unprecedented importance. Never before have a total of over 140 large-format works been brought together, in a series that fills the rooms of the Palau Gomis completely. Practically all the work produced by Sandorfi in the first half of his career is present, all of his blue period (for many the most innovative, passionate and charged with expressiveness), much of his pink period and a major part of his final stage.Find out more
30 June 2016
This October 2016, the Competition Rules of Figurativas 2017 will be published. This contest is sponsored biannually the “Foundation of the Arts and Artists”, open to artists from all over the world. The deadline for submitting work online via photography is set on April 2oth of 2017. The works from works from photography will later be sent between May 10 and June 10 for the physical review of the work at MEAM · Museu Europeu d’Art Modern in order to be examined in meeting of the jury, whose members will be announced in due course. The Jury Meeting will be held at the June 15th of 2017, and the awards ceremony and opening of the exhibition with all the selected works will be around September 20th of 2017. This opening will be held along with the opening of selected and awarded works by the ARC International Salon 2016/2017 of Art Renewal Center , in what is already the largest and most ambitious exhibition of representational art worldwide, including European and American artists. Find out more
8 June 2016
MEAM’s fifth aniversary
On this day, five years ago, we opened the MEAM (Museu Europeu d’Art Modern). We thank all the artists who have accompanied us along this great adventure, without you none of this would be possible ¡Thank you!Find out more
27 May 2016
ModPortrait - Opening Ceremony at MEAM
On june 3, ArteLibre and MEAM are pleased to invite you to the Opening Ceremony of ModPortrat, the third modern portrait contest, organised by Artelibre Gallery of Zaragoza in collaboration with the Foundation of the Art and Artists.
The event will held the awards to artists and the visit to the show, that can be visited anytime until June 19th.
Artelibre and the Foundation of the Art and Artists seeks to promote and diffuse Representational Art, and its chief mission is to encourage artistic initative and sponsor artists.
Opening Ceremony Friday 3 of June, at 20pm. Barra de Ferro Street, 5. Metro Station Jaume I (L4, yellow line).Find out more