Visit the best Art Galleries in Barcelona and explore the unique places full of beauty, history and the story hidden in every piece of art.
Barcelona is the perfect place for sightseeing, tasty cuisine and various festivals. Don’t forget that it also has the best art galleries in Spain! A great activity for one of the few colder or rainy days in Barcelona. For passionate art lovers or the whole family, art galleries can appeal to people of every age and interest. Barcelona is rich in medias of art, it’s almost impossible to choose the best one. So we have already done the hard work for you, here are the best art galleries in Barcelona!
#Artur Ramon Art Gallery
Artur Ramon Art Gallery is one of the oldest art galleries in Barcelona, dating back to 1911. Over more than one hundred years of its continuous existence. Four generations of antique dealers were working in the gallery to bring the best pieces from antique to contemporary art. More than 300 exhibitions are displayed in the gallery. They offer the best from the ancient art world, including spectacular sculptures, old ceramics, engravings and historical furniture. Excluding those, historic-worth paintings and drawings are the galleries’ most proud possessions. The gallery specialises in antique art and aims to bring this to its visitors in a more contemporary way. With the hopes of enabling the visitors to enjoy the beauty of the art in a new setting.
The whole gallery is divided into two parts: the Art Space and the Private Art Gallery. The Art Space is where the exhibitions take place and where the researchers and artists show the antique art. Many presentations, activities, and conferences also take place in this space. The second space, Private Art Gallery, is dedicated to the management of the gallery. This space is ideal for researchers, who can find inspiration for their artwork from the huge library (containing more than 6 000 art books).
It is worth mentioning the success of the gallery in terms of the global art world. It also has many amazing permanent exhibits like TEFAF Maastricht, Salon du Dessin in Paris, Fine Arts Paris, Master Drawing in New York or London Art Week.
- Address: Carrer de Bailén 19, 08010 Barcelona
- How to get there: Metro L1 (Arc de Triomf), Bus 19, V19 (Pg. de Sant Joan – Alí-Bei)
- Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm/4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Project SD gallery was set up in 2003, so it does not have a long history, but over the short duration of its existence, many new projects have been created. The gallery is focused on contemporary art and provides opportunities for young talented artists to interact with renowned experienced artists. This is the galleries’ way of bringing new ideas to the art world and supporting individuals who are interested in all types of art.
During the existence of the gallery, various exhibitions, presentations and events have occurred. However, Project SD brings special attention to the books of the artist works. They do this through special exhibitions and selling them on their webpage. Project SD has had its own editorial since 2008. PDS books started with Archivo J. R. Plaza by Inaki Bonillas and are still growing.
Although the gallery was only set up 15 years ago, its hard work and success has been acknowledged, Project SD was awarded the “Arte y Mezenazgo award” from “La Caixa” for exceptional galleries. Project SD is also a member of ArtBarcelona Association of Galleries. The gallery continues wants to support the contemporary art, that is presented by experienced and young artists there. Their focus on the growth of the artists rather than the commercial success of the gallery creates a unique environment. We highly recommend giving Project SD a visit if you are looking for something to do during your visit to Barcelona.
Blueproject Foundation is another unique place, where the visitors are again provided with a multitude of art in various disciplines. The gallery was founded only 5 years ago (September 2013), but has developed an impressive offering of art from new and renowned artists. There are over 2 floors of artwork for visitors to explore!
Blueproject Foundation offers art in a wide diversity of expressions. Performance, dance, music, sculptures, installation, painting or video-art, are all types of art-expression that are welcomed. The whole space serves as a place to express and encourage young talents in the field of art. To inspire and motivate them in a way to help the audience to understand the ideas behind contemporary art. The gallery organises an annual “Call for the Artists-in-Residence”, in order to support new ideas, artistic and cultural proposals.
The whole gallery is divided into two different parts. Il Salotto is a performance space for the most well-known contemporary artists and their work (mostly from the international art scene). The artists like Wolfgang Laib, Chen Zhen, Michelangelo Pistoletto have been hosted here, among other famous artists. Sala Project offers all the medias of art-expression, new projects and ideas from experienced and young artists (mostly from the domestic scene). Talented individuals have the opportunity to show their ideas here. Blueproject Foundation also offers space for artists, who need a quiet space for inspiration, collaboration/teaching. El Taller is a space to rent in the gallery, suitable for all activities related to art.
- Address: Carrer de la Princesa 57, 08003 Barcelona
- How to get there: Metro L4 (Jaume I), Bus 120 (Princesa – Montcada)
- Opening hours: Tue – Sun: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
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