in Turn-of-the-Century Barcelona, 1878 - 1912
- 9.6.2002 EXTENDED TO 1 SEPTEMBER
Casa Padellàs. Museu dHistòria de la Ciutat
exhibit seeks to take advantage of the commemorative framework
of the 150th anniversary of Gaudís birth and
the centennial of the death of Jacint Verdaguer both
taking place in the year 2002 to take a closer look
at the biography and works of these two figures, who occupy
a central position in Catalan cultural memory.
Using as a chronological reference the period between 1878,
the date of the publication of Atlàntida (Atlantis)
and 1912, when the building of La Pedrera was
finished, the show not only seeks to reconstruct an especially
intense historical phase, but also to relate the aesthetic
ideas, symbols, and metaphors of Gaudí and Verdaguer.
For this reason, the Sala Mercè, a work financed by
the painter Lluis Graner and designed by Gaudí in 1904
as a cinema, audition hall, and exhibition hall has been recreated,
providing a perfect setting for evoking different sentiments
through the works of these figures.
Museu dHistòria de la Ciutat. Institut de Cultura.
Ajuntament de Barcelona with the collaboration of Cinemes
Verdi and Filmax
With the support of La Vanguardia, RAC 1 and TV3
del Rei, s/n | 08002 Barcelona
Tel. 933 151 111 | Fax 933 150 957
Tuesday to Saturday,
from 10 am to 8 pm;
Sundays and holidays,
from 10 am to 3 pm;