The European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) has opened in June 2011 with a large exhibition of contemporary artists, a collection unseen before in Europe, the common denominator of which is working
in line with the rules of figurative art.
Many of the works on show stand out for their exquisite realism. Forcefully contemporary painting and sculpture that awaken the pleasure of the senses.
The MEAM occupies a building called “Palau Gomis" in the centre of the Born
Quarter, at few meters from the
It is a 18th-century palace with a long history and a notable influence on the urban development of Barcelona. The curiosity of this building is that when the Princesa street was created, the building was separated into two, on both sides of this street.
In the early 20th century, the new portal was built with Modernist style (actually is the only one in existence in the whole of the Ciutat Vella district. After experiencing many disparate uses, it was acquired by an artist, who began its restoration. The restoration has respected all the original painting, decorations of ceilings and walls, and fully deserved the FAD (Decorative Arts Prize).
At the museum it is entered by a large courtyard, bordered by sculptures, with a large arch and stone stairway. The interior features the large central hall, ten meters high.
Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm
Barra de Ferro 5, Barcelona (view
Line 4 (Jaume I)
You can buy your tickets on the museum's entrance.