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2.0 The Museum
ArtMuseum is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration for all
people who love art, or are even remotely interested with it. With extraordinary
exhibitions and the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary
art,ArtMuseum is dedicated to the banter between the past and the present, the
established and the experimental, the ridiculous and the sublime. Our mission is helping
you understand and enjoy the art of our time.
The museum boasts of features designed and executed by world-renown artists:
The Ticketron is created by French Architect Pierre Jesui of the Parisian Tower fame.
The ticketron ceiling is a masterpiece in itself which looks like an enlargepixilated
The walkalators that connect different halls is the brainchild of London interior designer
Ewan Voight. As one rides the walkalator, the lights dance besideproducing a delightful
feeling that creates an illusion that you are not moving.
The quasi-staircase is another masterpiece created by Greek master planner
AaronBakkhos. He wanted a spiral staircase that was malformed. Working with local
engineers, this is a spiral staircase without a central pole – an engineering feat.
The hall from the underground parking level is designed and constructed by Santiago
Esteban, a local architect who is responsible for a lot of Barcelona landmarks. He
wanted a space that wasn’t claustrophobic.
The riverside walkway displays one of the museum spiders.
The ArtMusem directory is prominent as you enter. Whenever you need the directory,
simply touch the walls wherever you are, and the directory will appear on the wall.
At ArtMuseum, we make getting lost an interactive art.
2.3 Gift Shop
The Gift Shop is located right at the heart of the museum. It is almost like a centralized
library of the entire museum. There you can buy lithographs, and reproductions of
exhibits and featured artists.
Visitors can also purchase books and the ArtMuseum guide to assist in moving around
the museum. There are tips and recommendations for a schedule to maximize your visit.
2.4 Coffee Shop
The ArtMuseum Coffee Shop is a piece of art itself. It has an indoor section and an
outdoor section for smokers (since the entire building is a non-smoking area.) Pieces of
art are displayed by rotation so returning visitors can see different surroundings every
2.5 Concept Garden Plaza
A hall on the west side of the museum opens to a brilliantly landscaped garden by
world-renown landscape artist Justin Muir. There in the garden, students gather to get
advice from the museum’s in-house professors who make their rounds watching them
paint, and sculpt.
Very often, sculptures are displayed there for all to see.
The waiting lounge is one of the largest in the world. The ceiling was inspired by a bird’s
nest. Chairs are upholstered by leading local artisans who incorporate Spanish fabric
with Scandinavian furniture design.
The lighting of the lounge was designed by Carlos Ciao of Rome whose style is indirect
lighting from diverse sources.
3.1.1 Jewish Remembrance
Memoirs of those who were victims of the Holocaust are displayed in this
historical section of the Museum. If you are interested in searching for
actual written passages of people who were there, this is the exhibit to
The hall was designed by Rabbi Johanan, famous architect of the Jewish
memorial in Israel. Assembled using giant marble slabs, the exhibit
mimics a mausoleum with its look, feel, and silence.
The colors exhibit uses a playful juxtaposition of different materials that
reflect or emit color. Dan Colestra uses lights, while Ems Gonzales uses
wooden strips embedded into the floor. MichaeldeMino plays with
wooden platforms. There is a hidden message in the colors, since the
start of the exhibit in 2008, only five people have deciphered the
message – can you?
Exhibit Blanc is curated by Victoria Dominguez from the
Universityof Design & Arts, California. The subtle lighting on different
white boards produces different shades that, when stared at, produces
faint emotional responses. Some people have actually left the exhibit
with tears in their eyes. Try it if you don’t believe us.
Kyle Carlyle thrills us with different floating masterpieces. An entire wall
is covered by fabric that seems suspended in mid-air. A different setup
explores dangling light bulbs. The third piece shows balloons that seem
like cushions in an ascent. A fourth ensemble is the piece-de-resistance:
several colored pieces of paper seem to float without any means of
Part of the Float exhibit is the Levitation exhibit. Master illusionist keeps
you guessing on how a piece of marble seems to float in the middle of
Christine Paussant is the mastermind of the paper exhibit. Entire walls
are covered with tiny pieces of paper. There are seven walls of these
masterpieces. One of them is covered with almost nine hundred
thousand pieces of these colored papers, making a huge mural.
3.2.5 Mario Botta
The local artist, and beloved father of graffiti, Mario Botta was afforded
an exhibit of his own. Everything in this exhibit was hand-drawn by Mario
himself. Look closely at the exhibit titles. If you think they are
professional typefaces, they are actually pencil sketches.
It is amazing how lines can play tricks with the eyes. This exhibit was
conceptualized and materialized by our in-house professors. The entire
room was hand-painted by our artists to resemble some kind of
wallpaper. The twist is this: some lines are purposely slanted which gives
the viewer an illusion like no other. You have to be in the middle of the
room to experience this.
Part of the exhibit is The Trail. A pink trail takes visitors around the room.
From above you think it is an easy task, but visitors have spent several
minutes trying to get out of the loop when they actually do it.
If you think people are climbing the walls, or women are strapped to the
hallways, or babies are sitting on pedestals; you have to look twice or
thrice. Jan Kristofferson put together an installation that teases the
senses. Sometimes what you think is real, really isn’t.
John Masterson curates the figures exhibit which displays varied
sculptures of different styles. Visitors’s favorites are the large swissknife,
and the guitar volcano. Watch for the mobile which is uses a photo
sensor to detect the sun, and via a computer, can tell what time of day it
The museum is known for its Spider exhibit. The spider has been the
symbol of the museum since its inception. The Concept Garden has a
metallic spider. In this exhibit, the museum has
asked YoshJohannson from Copenhagen to create several spider
sculptures for the museum.
Don’t be fooled by this exhibit. We’ve asked Jonathan Laraby, the head
designer of Madam Tussaud’s, to design and execute an exhibit. So many
people have been fooled by this exhibit, but now that you’ve seen it, we
are sure you won’t.
The great giant zebra is the work of Scandinavian master furniture maker,
Roe Ikea. The museum commissioned him to do a sculpture. When it was
unveiled in 2009, it has drawn so many visitors that it is now a mainstay
in the exhibits section of the museum.
4.0 Featured Artist
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The main hall of the museum is a work of art in itself. It was designed by Tokyo
Architect Saki Toyotomi of Osaka Tower fame. His inspiration was an area where
light can funnel through cracks in the walls so it could provide different shades.
Several large painting masterpieces by Yoko Dee Toh and Joanna Lang hang in the
main hall to greet visitors as they enter.
5.2 Black & White
Christine Botteglia curates the Black & White hall. She says it is quite difficult to
actually find black & white pieces of quality for the museum. She says that whatever
they have in the museum has got to be the best in the world, what with all their
5.3 Contemporary Art
The Contemporary Art houses a vast collection of art that is well-known and well
received by past and current art lovers. You will see both paintings, and sculptures
that have been hailed as masterpieces by those who matter. Take a stroll down this
hall and you will find yourself coming back again and again.
5.4 Modern Art
One of the most fun halls is the hall of Modern Art. There is not one straight corridor
in the hall. Master lighting artist, Geena Garucho creates mood by different colors.
One of the halls inside the hall of Modern Art is the Minimalist Hall. It is a vast
hallway with nothing but light to create mood. It is one of the best displays in our
museum. You just have to see its vastness to be overwhelemed.
The Hall of Curves was conceived by Swedish Architect Johann Kubrik. He wanted to
use indigenous Spanish wood to show how graceful solid material can be. Plans are
in the making to actually use the hall to display paintings and sculptures. Right now,
just looking at it, is getting immersed in the art itself.
The Jewish Hall is where the Jewish Remembrance Exhibit is located.
RabbiJohanan wanted the hall to eerily resemble gas chambers used during the
Holocaust. He said he wanted visitors to feel the numbing sensation while passing
through the halls.
The ArtMuseum is located at the intersection of Passeig de Gracia, and Ronda
de SantPere in Barcelona.
You can take a cab from the Gran Via (de les Corts Catalanes). Ask the driver to take you to
the very end of Passeig de Gracia.
If you take the Metro, get off Catalunya station. Take exit B5 which leads
to Placa deCatalunya. That is the street behind the museum. You may take the rear exit, but
we recommend walking around the corner to enter through the main entrance
on Passeig deGracia
The museum is opened from 10:00 to 20:00 Tuesday to Sunday.
On Monday, the museum is closed.
Entrance is € 10.00 for Adults, and € 7.50 for children 7 years old and younger.
For exhibit inquiries contact
+ 07 54 6785443
For group visits contact
+07 54 6785447
To exhibit or use the halls contact
+07 54 6785472