The must-see Exhibitions in Barcelona in 2018
Barcelona is a city full of fun choices. You have the monuments and the cultural/historical activities, the ones that are available at any time of the year. And then there are the temporary ones, those which are available for just a short period of time. 2018 comes full of opportunities to learn and have a good time at the same time, thanks to the number of great exhibitions that will take place in the city. From Game of Thrones to Joan Miró´s work of art, you can enjoy shows about modernist art, photography or classical music.
But it’s necessary to get organized if you don’t want to miss anything. The year is long, there are exhibitions coming and going, and you need to know the best ones, so you can make an educated decision. That’s the reason we bring you today our list of the Top Exhibitions in Barcelona in 2018. Check it out so you make sure you don’t miss anything at all.
There is a world of amazing exhibitions out there, you only need to know where to look.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Top exhibitions in Barcelona
- Game of Thrones, the Touring Exhibition
- Ancient music: A 3000 years journey through the rhythms of the world
- Brassaï: from Paris to Barcelona
- William Morris, first time in Spain
- Disney: the art of storytelling
- Joan Miró Foundation: Past, present and future
- Gala Dalí, MNAC
- MACBA, cultural benchmark in Barcelona
Top exhibitions in Barcelona
Game of Thrones, the Touring Exhibition
The famous HBO TV show announced recently that there won’t be new Game of Thrones episodes until 2019, which is very bad news to the legions of fans who anxiously awaits the outcome of the show. Luckily, the Museu Marítim de Barcelona hosts until March 11th, 2018 an exhibition entitled “GOT, The touring exhibition“. The props used in the show, the original costumes or the decorations are some of the Westeros paraphernalia you will find in this exhibition in Barcelona, a great way to enjoy the time until the returning of the show. It opens every day except Mondays and the price is 10 euros, with an optional audio guide for the price of 6 euros.
Ancient music: A 3000 years journey through the rhythms of the world
Caixa Forum and the “Músicas en la antigüedad” exhibition put the rhythm in our events list. From February 9th to May 6th, you can enjoy this exhibition in Barcelona, organized by the Obra Social ‘la Caixa’ foundation, the Musée du Louvre and the Musée du Louvre-Lens. The exhibition is focused on the music of ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greece and Rome, allowing you to know the uses and formats of that ancient sounds. With nearly 400 works from different sources, the exhibition will take you to an acoustic journey through the last three millenniums.
Brassaï: from Paris to Barcelona
Gyula Halasz, better known as Brassaï, is an internationally recognized Hungarian photographer, considered by many as one of the best photography artists worldwide. Brassaï has developed over time a big piece of work focused in the city of Paris, and now the people of Barcelona will enjoy them in the Fundació Mapfre Exhibition. From February 19th until May 13th, and with a symbolic price of 3 euros, you can discover the best portraits of the Parisian night and the work of one of the great artists of the twentieth century.
William Morris, first time in Spain
Art has as many forms as the author can express, that’s why we now leave canvases, music or sculptures to enter the world of Arts & Crafts. Designer, craftsman, entrepreneur, poet and social agitator among other things, William Morris founded the British Arts and Crafts movement and is considered one of the inventors of modern design. The Juan March foundation and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) are hosting an exhibition, the first in Spain, consisting of more than 300 pieces of furniture, textiles, wallpapers, jewelry, glass, ceramics and more. From February 22th to May 20th you can get acquainted of the many faces of this amazing artist.
Disney: the art of storytelling
In the age of technology, many children today don’t know Disney’s role in the development of the animation industry. From March 23th to June 24th, you can learn the literary origins and reinterpretations of old tales made by the Walt Disney company, in addition to their artistic merits. The Caixa Forum Museum, located in Avenida de Francesc Ferrer, will give the little ones the opportunity to see and understand how the world of animation grew up and expand until becoming what it is today. The price of the ticket is only 4 euros, and it’s the perfect plan for the whole family: kids and those who want to feel like kids again.
Joan Miró Foundation: Past, present and future
In 1968, Joan Miró created his own Foundation so international artists and people from all over the world had a place to express themselves artistically. In the Joan Miró Foundation we find many of his most celebrated paintings, sculptures, murals and ceramics. The foundation is near the Montjuic Mountain and the cost of the ticket to visit it is 12 euros. It’s open from Tuesday to Sunday, and is a must for both Joan Miró fans and contemporary art lovers.
Gala Dalí, MNAC
From July 6th to October 14th, 2018, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) gives us the opportunity to get to know Elena Ivanovna, also known as Gala, Salvador Dali´s romantic partner for many years. During her relationship with the famous Catalan artist, Gala became an artist herself and has the co-authorship of several Dali works of art that you can see in this exhibition in Barcelona. The MNAC brings you the history of the woman behind the genius, one of the most unknown, yet most influential women in the life of this immortal artist born in Cadaqués.
MACBA, cultural benchmark in Barcelona
“Beneath the surface” is an exhibition that’s been opened since October 2017, and will remain open to the public until November 1st, 2018. The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) presents forty works from their collection and three from the “La Caixa” Foundation’s Contemporary Art Collection. Ignasi Aballí, Antoni Tàpies, Lucio Fontana, Karla Black or Art & Language are some of the names that contribute to make this visit a unique experience. The price of the ticket is 10 euros.