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Exhibition William Morris and the Arts & Crafts in Great Britain at the MNAC in Barcelona – from 22 February to 20 May 2018


The Arts and Crafts movement, linked to design and decorative arts, was born in Great Britain around 1880 and was developed until the First World War. It spread quickly across America and Europe to Japan. His greatest ideologist was the artist and writer William Morris (1834-1896) and took his name from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, founded in London in 1887.

The exhibition will present masterpieces of this artistic movement.

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Picture: William Morris for Morris & Co. Draperia «Cray», 1884 © The Whitworth, The University of Manchester

Exhibition The first house. The architect's house. The manifesto house. at the Casa Vicens in Barcelona – from 16 November 2017 to 16 May 2018


The inaugural temporary exhibition aims to put Casa Vicens in an international context with a view of single-family homes designed by Gaudí’s most important contemporaries: the timeline of these figures begins with Viollet-le-Duc and William Morris, who were key in Gaudí’s training, and then moves to great American architects from the first generation of the Modern Architecture movement (Richardson, Sullivan and Wright), European architects of the same generation (Berlage, Wagner and others), and finishes up with various expressions of Art Nouveau (Horta, Guimard, Mackintosh and Olbrich).

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Picture: The first house. The architect's house. The manifesto house. © Casa Vicens

2018 Fira modernista in Terrassa - from 11 to 13 May 2018


The great festival of Modernisme in Catalonia

Relive the Terrassa and Catalonia of 1900 in a week-end full of activities

The Terrassa Modernista Fair has become one of Catalonia’s leading tourism events, and in May each year it offers more than 100.000 visitors a weekend full of cultural and culinary events, activities for kids, shows, exhibitions, etc related to the history of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. It is the great annual modernisme festival in Catalonia and has become the shop window for a period which has left a lasting impression on Catalan character and landscapes through the arts, architecture and industry.

The modernista Kitchen

What did the workers and wealthy bourgeoisie of the time eat and drink? What menus were on offer at the fondas and most luxurious restaurants of the period? Enjoy a mouth-watering proposal this weekend with traditional dishes. Don’t miss this out!

Live the experience!

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Picture: Picnic 2017 Fira Modernista © Arxiu Ajuntament de Terrassa

Visit Klimt’s magic garden at the MAK in Vienna – from 7 February to 22 April 2018


A Virtual Reality Experience by Frederick Baker

On the centenary of the death of Gustav Klimt (1862–1918), the MAK is focusing on the artist’s designs for the mosaic frieze in the dining room of the Stoclet House in Brussels: KLIMT’S MAGIC GARDEN is a virtual reality experiment, inspired by Klimt’s masterpiece Expectation and Fulfillment. The virtual reality artist and filmmaker Frederick Baker has used high-resolution digital photographic material to create a fantastic virtual world in which visitors can embark on an interactive filmic journey.

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Picture: Klimt's Magic Garden © MAK

Exhibition Puig i Cadafalch at the Museum of History of Catalonia in Barcelona – from 15 December 2017 to 15 April 2018


Puig i Cadafalch architecte of Catalonia

In 2017 Josep Puig i Cadafalch was appointed by the Generalitat de Catalunya in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of his birth and the centenary of his appointment as president of Catalonia from the government of the Commonwealth, the first form of Catalan self-government in the twentieth century.

Within the celebrations of the Year, this exhibition is included, which is the result of collaboration between the Museum of History of Catalonia and the National Archive of Catalonia. The latter institution in custody of the personal fund, recovered in 2006 by the Department of Culture of the Generalitat in one of the most important document safeguards operations in the country. A representative selection of this exceptional documentation is presented today in this exhibition, duly inventoried, protected and made available to the public.

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Picture: Portrait of Josep Puig i Cadafalch © MHCAT

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

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