Located almost to the top of Montjuïc, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is a great option for art lovers and for rainy days. The museum is located in the Palau Nacional of Montjuïc, constructed for the International Exposition of 1929. In 1934 it opened its doors as the Museu d’Art de Catalunya, bringing together the medieval collection. Subsequently, in 1995, then as the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, the new rooms of Romanesque art were inaugurated, and in a successive way the public presentation of the collection was extended, a process that ended in 2004 with the integration of modern art.
The Arts and Crafts movement, linked to design and decorative arts, was born in Great Britain around 1880 and it was developed until the First World War. It spread rapidly throughout America and Europe until reaching Japan. Its maximum ideologist was the artist and writer William Morris (1834-1896) and took its name from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, founded in London in 1887.
It was a movement born from ideals, the concern for the effects of industrialisation in design, in know-how and in everyday life. It advocated a reactivation of traditional arts and crafts, a return to a simpler way of life and an improvement in the design of ordinary domestic objects.
The exhibition would be the first by Morris and the Arts & Crafts to be held in Spain and will present the masterpieces from this artistic movement. It will come to Barcelona after its exhibition in Madrid, from October 6 2017 to January 21 2018, at the Fundación Juan March.
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