General information Barcelona
The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) is located in the Plaza dels Angels in Raval district near famous Las Ramblas street. It is museum of modern art and its based mostly on Catalan, Spanish and little bit of foreign art as well. There three periods of modern art represented: first one is from 40's until 60's; second one is from 60's until 70's; third one is contemporary. There is also library which is specialized in art books. On the other side of the main building there is a chapel which has been converted into separate exposition area where are shown video art performances.
The Picasso Museum collects all artwork which Picasso created between 1895-1904 but there are works from a later stage as well such as the collection "Las Meninas" from 1957.
The museum is located in five contiguous buildings from the Gothic era. The whole museum covers 11 500 m2 where visitors can see more than 3,000 paintings, sketches, drawings, ceramics and engravings of this most famous artist of the 20th Century view.
His works of the period of Cubism are hardly represented. Nevertheless, the museum offers the largest Picasso exhibition in Spain.
The National Art Museum of Catalunya is located on Montjuïc Hill in the National Palace which had been built for the International Exposition of 1929. Today, the building hosts various collections of Catalan painting, sculpture, drawings, photographs, prints, medals, art objects ect...
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