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  • Model Barcelona Architecture Festival

    Model Barcelona Architecture Festival

    The Model festival, which is being held from 20 to 30 April, will be the first major event for when Barcelona becomes the World Capital of Architecture in 2026. Model is a plural and multidisciplinary space for reflection addressing the main challenges of the 21st century, such as climate change, from an architectural and urban planning perspective. For two weeks, the streets of Barcelona will become a laboratory for architectural experimentation, where people can visit ephemeral installations, attend conferences, see shows, participate in workshops and much more. This joint initiative of Barcelona City Council and the Architects' Association of Catalonia will transform the city's urban space into a party for its residents for a few days.

  • International Musem Day The Night of Museums

    International Musem Day The Night of Museums

    May sees two excellent events for those who love visiting museums. On May 18, International Museum Day is celebrated, a European initiative that sees numerous institutions open their doors for free and put on a special programme of activities. The aim is to raise awareness in visitors about the key role museums and other cultural centres can play in the development of society.

    At the same time Barcelona holds its Night of Museums, when participating venues stay open until night, offering a different way to experience the permanent and temporary exhibitions currently on show, as well as the chance to enjoy different activities, such as family workshops, live performances and guided tours. This is also a global event, one that started in Berlin in 1997 and is now celebrated in around 120 European cities each year. Signed up to the two events in Barcelona are a wide variety of centres whose specialisations include art, archeology, history, author, ethnology, paleontology, ceramics, zoology, movies, design and much more.

    Night of the Museums: Date not yet confirmed.
    International Museum Day: 18th May.

  • La Mercè 2023

    La Mercè 2023

    Dates 2023 not yet confirmed

    Barcelona is once again celebrating its grand festival, in honor of its patron saint. A program full of different activities is planned for all the public, with music, dance, circus and street arts. And not forgetting the giants, dragons, fire beasts, human towers and sardana groups.

    La Mercè is also a festival of street arts with the MAC festival, Mercè Arts de Carrer. This is a festival which has become a showcase of new creations, and the meeting place for many artists, both from the city and overseas. The BAM Festival, Barcelona Acció Musical, will fill the streets with today's popular rhythms and concerts.

    La Mercè will end, as always, with the traditional fireworks and music display. an explosion of light and sound, which has become one of the most expected and acclaimed events for the people of Barcelona and its visitors.

  • Swab Barcelona Art Fair

    Swab Barcelona Art Fair

    The Swab contemporary art fair has now been running for fifteen years, and remains faithful to its mission of acting as an experimental platform for emerging artistic ideas. Founded by the architect and collector Joaquín Diez-Cascón, Swab is an event that brings together some 80 galleries from the international art scene. The fair strives for close contact with the public, selecting and presenting the freshest proposals on the international scene, reflecting the latest trends and innovations in the art world.

  • Barcelona Gallery Weekend

    Barcelona Gallery Weekend

    For the 9th consecutive year, Art Barcelona is promoting the Barcelona Gallery Weekend. This consists of four days dedicated to discovering the most modern and radically up-to-date art through a general programme of exhibitions in contemporary and modern art galleries, as well as a parallel programme of special activities in the galleries and collaborating spaces. The programme includes guided tours led by the exhibiting artists and other activities such as screenings, debates and dance. Visit the various galleries and immerse yourself in the latest trends and artistic languages.

  • Paul Klee and the secrets of nature

    Paul Klee and the secrets of nature

    Continuing with a series of exhibitions in collaboration with monographic museums around the world, the Fundació Joan Miró will present a major exhibition dedicated to Paul Klee in autumn 2022. The exhibition will explore the connection that both Joan Miró and Paul Klee had with nature, and most of the works on display will revolve around this concept. The exhibition is sponsored by BBVA and organised in collaboration with the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern.

  • Once upon a time science and fairytales Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona

    Once upon a time science and fairytales Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona

    Analyzing the presence of science in ten classic tales is the interesting approach of this exhibition at the Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona. Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio, Alice or Ali Baba and the forty thieves are some of the characters that will immerse visitors in a universe where they can discover the secrets of cocoa in a chocolate factory through interactive modules, teach a disobedient Pinocchio, build the house of the Three Little Pigs and see if it can resist the wolf's blow, decipher the code to enter the cave of the forty thieves or visit a room where you can grow and shrink.

  • ARDE Circuit of art and design

    ARDE Circuit of art and design

    Dates 2023 not yet confirmed

    The Poblenou Urban District Association presents the third edition of AR-DE, an art and design circuit for the district's galleries, showrooms and museums. A tour with more than a dozen art samples, exhibitions, illustration, furniture and design objects that makes it possible to make the existing talent in Poblenou visible and encourage art and design collecting. Emerging and established artists exhibit their works at AR-DE and the visitor will be able to move quickly around the circuit thanks to the APP developed especially for this edition.

  • María Teresa Hincapié If this were a principle of infinity MACBA

    María Teresa Hincapié If this were a principle of infinity MACBA

    The Colombian artist María Teresa Hincapié (1954–2008) specialised in what might be called the "poetics of everyday life" through performances that transformed routine actions into symbolic acts, thereby creating a methodology. Now the MACBA is devoting an exclusive exhibition devoted to this practice, which vindicates collective interaction as a producer of knowledge and uses the potential of affection as a mechanism for interaction with the deceased artist.

  • Ayuujkjä'äy ëy konk A fable based on a Mixe myth MACBA

    Ayuujkjä'äy ëy konk A fable based on a Mixe myth MACBA

    This artistic project by Mariana Botey, in collaboration with Dr. Lakra, Taka Fernández and Brian Cross focuses on the Mixe people, the closest relatives and natural heirs of the Olmecs, the Mesoamerican mother culture. The Mixe people speak one of the last living languages in the Mixe-Zoquean family and, through documentary, bibliographic and iconographic research, fieldwork and interviews, the team explores one of their myths, the myth of Kondoy. Thus, the project offers a new perspective on the history and current formation of global art through the notion of indigenisms from a critical point of view.

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