This month's top exhibitions
Ten art exhibitions you won't want to miss in Barcelona's museums and galleries
Works by Picasso and Dalí are compared and contrasted in a new exhibition, March 20 to June 28
Barcelona's best museums
Consider this your cultural bucket list
Outdoor art in Barcelona
Look around! Some of Barcelona's best works of art, architecture and gardens are out in the open
Barcelona's best art galleries
Who says art has a price? Get your fix for free at these must-see galleries
What's on • Art exhibitions
For the first time, work by two of the last century’s most brilliant artists is brought together. You can observe how, following their first meeting in Paris...
DOCfield>15: Leopoldo Pomés. Flashback
Leopoldo Pomés (Barcelona, 1931) is one of the undisputed talents in Catalan contemporary photography in the second half of the 20th century. Photographer,...
Over a remarkable career that spanned seven decades, from the late 1940s at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, a city where she then taught in the 1980s, to...
Phonos, 40 years of electronic music in Barcelona
In Barcelona in 1974, J.M. Mestres Quadreny, Andrés Lewin-Richter and Lluís Callejo created the Phonos laboratory, which soon became a pioneering space in...
Critics' choice • Essential museums
Macba. Museu d'Art Contemporani
If you're used to being soft-soaped by eager-to-please art centres, you'll have to adjust to the cryptic minimalism of the MACBA, where art is taken very seriously indeed. Yet if you can navigate the fridge-like interior of Richard Meier's enormous edifice, accept that much of the permanent collection is inaccessible to the uninitiated, tackle shows that flutter between the brilliant and baffling, and, most important, are prepared to do your reading, a trip to the MACBA can be extremely rewarding. (read more)
MNAC: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
'One museum, a thousand years of art' is the slogan of the National Museum, and the collection provides a dizzying overview of Catalan art from the 12th to the 20th centuries. In recent years the museum has added an extra floor to absorb the section of the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection that was previously kept in the convent in Pedralbes, along with the mainly Modernista holdings from the former Museum of Modern Art in Parc de la Ciutadella, a fine photography section, coins and the bequest of Francesc Cambó, founder of the autonomist Lliga Regionalista, a regionalist conservative party. (read more)
Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Antoni Tàpies exploded on to the art scene in the 1950s when he began to incorporate waste paper, mud and rags into his paintings, eventually moving on to the point where his works included whole pieces of furniture, running water and girders. Today, he's Barcelona's most celebrated living artist, and his trademark scribbled and paint-daubed pieces are sought after for everything from wine bottle labels to theatre posters. (read more)