Exhibitions not to be missed this summer in Barcelona

If you are in Barcelona this August, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy some of the cultural proposals that the city has to offer. From Setdart we encourage you to spend a vacation full of art with a selection of some of the exhibitions you can currently visit… whatever your preferences are, there is surely an exhibition waiting for you!

“Turner. Light is color”, MNAC

The evocative and romantic landscapes of William Turner are the main protagonists of this exhibition organized by the MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya) in collaboration with the Tate Gallery in London. Through almost one hundred works by the English artist, including paintings, drawings, sketches and engravings, this exhibition allows us to see how through watercolor Turner manages to give the landscape a scientific approach, but at the same time with a great expressive precision that have made the English painter a true precursor of several of the movements that succeeded him.


Avedon behind the scenes’ FotoNostrum

The FotoNostrum hall hosts the first exhibition dedicated to the famous American fashion photographer and portraitist Richard Avedon in Spain. The exhibition, made up of several photographs taken by the artist’s manager for more than 16 years, Gideon Lewis, shows the elaboration process behind some of Avedon’s most iconic images. The exhibition is completed with 13 original snapshots by Avedon himself from the private collection of the designer and curator of the exhibition Joanna Mastroianni. Without a doubt, the set becomes a true visual testimony of photo shoots for fashion magazines, as well as life in the studio.


Film and Fashion. By Jean Paul Gaultier”, Caixa Forum.

The prestigious French designer Jean Paul Gaultier will co-curate an exhibition with more than 250 pieces that explores the relationships and influences between fashion and cinema, tracing the symbiosis that has historically existed between celluloid and fashion. Thus, the event delves into concepts such as the evolution of male-female bonds, female emancipation, modernity in clothing, gender transitions in cinema, eroticism and power roles. All through the works of great designers -such as Coco Chanel, Balenciaga, Pierre Cardin and Sybilla-, about 70 iconic film looks, more than 90 audiovisual projections and original posters and photographs.


I look. The most intimate legacy” Fundació Joan Miró.

“Miró. The most intimate legacy” brings together some 180 objects, including some 80 works by Joan Miró that cover almost seven decades of artistic career, as well as preparatory drawings, unpublished documentation and family photographs. The exhibition is divided into five different areas, which present the formation and evolution of the family collections, and at the same time point out the links between the selected works and the vital, cultural and historical moments of the twentieth century that Joan Miró, Pilar Juncosa and Dolors Miró lived through.


“Dones. Between Renoir and Sorolla”, Diocesan Museum

The exhibition depicts the social changes that took place among women in this period of history through the works of Auguste Renoir, Joaquín Sorolla, Santiago Rusiñol, Ramón Casas, Joaquín Torres-García and the sculptors Manolo Hugué, Josep Clará, Josep Llimona and Pablo Gargallo. In addition, the exhibition also includes a selection of pieces from the collection of the Diocesan Museum of Barcelona and recovers the memory of two extraordinary women who lived in the Barcelona of that time: Dorotea de Chopitea and Sister Eulàlia Anzizu.


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