CaixaForum Barcelona is an art museum in Catalonia, Spain. It is sponsored by the Barcelona bank ‘la caixa’ and opened in 2002 in a former factory. CaixaForum Barcelona thereby located in the Montjuic area. This houses art exhibit has about three acres of exhibition space, a media library, auditorium, classroom and a restaurant. It is the social and cultural center of the Obra social ‘La Caixa’. This art museum is located in one of the most modernist buildings of Barcelona, just outside the mountain of Montjuic. This building is established as a unique piece of Catalan modern industrial architect of the early 20th century, Puig I Cadafalch.
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La Caixa was motionless for a while; decided to return to Barcelona and the state with a brand new look depending on the social, cultural, and educational communications; while grasping a modern cultural without ruining the original spirit of work.
As CaixaForum is open to all audiences. Furthermore, it is suitable for a wide range of social, cultural and educational categories that would be perfect to everyone’s perspective. It has quite strong cultural dynamics as its quite alive in the city where you can visit most exhibitions, modern, classical, and contemporary. Approximately the centers have 12,000 m² on three floors and from these 2,500 are engaged by four exhibition halls.
At CaixaForum Barcelona, there are ongoing film screenings, concerts, conferences, debates, performing arts, literature, thought cycles, multimedia art and family program. Therefore this led CaixaForum to become the center of orientation. Beside, one of the main vital parts of Spanish culture is the form of temporary exhibitions.
This exhibition is revolved around the new stories about the Spanish culture through combing art, historical periods, and various themes a step to linking the CaixaForum and MACBA. The main part of this based on the notion of modernity with the classical relationship to history which was developed through the twentieth-century culture.
There is a media art space which is also popular as the viewing space. You can see the digital content and video works that CaixaForum created from the media library. From here you can access over 1,000 videos created from the media library art. Furthermore, you can be publicly used as a handful resource for research engaging with students stakeholders, curators artists and general public. The computers also provide the internet of the media library, allowing searching for artists, titles etc.
Another area in the permanent space is famous as the Modernist space, this reflects the cultural and social of the Catalan elite from the early twentieth century.
There is also a CaixaForum Barcelona for kids, family workshops, family art and family show. So if you are staying in an accommodation in Barcelona near this area, check out this intellectual and memorable museum.
Information of CaixaForum Barcelona:
Address: Av Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 6-8 08038 Barcelona Tel 93 476 86 00 Fax: 93 476 86 35
Transport: Metro Espanya, lines 1 and 3 Espanya FGC lines L8, S33, S4, S8, R5 and R6. Buses Lines 13 and 150 with a stop in front of CaixaForum Lines 9, 27, 50, 65, 79, 91, 109 and 165, stopping at Pl Espanya Lines D20, H12, V7, L72, L80, L81, L86, L87, L95 stopping at Pl Espanya. Bike Gran Via – Plaza Espanya (Station # 96) Rius i Taulet (Station # 237)
Prices: From 6th of May 2013 entrance was free for all customers. Entry is free for customers of “la Caixa” and under 16 years. RESERVATION is necessary.
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Open: Monday to Friday from 10-20 h. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 to 21 h Summer Special On Wednesdays in July and August, from 10-23 h Christmas Special 24 and December 31 and January 5, 10 to 18 h. The center will close on December 25 and 1 and 6 January