The European Museum for Modern Art is the first museum to exclusively display and promote contemporary figurative art. It is part of the Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes, whose main goal is to spread and promote the Figurative Art from the 20th and 21st century. Very close to Barcelona Academy of Art’s philosophy, MEAM aims to find a contemporary language to move forward into this new century, while never rejecting its tradition.
MEAM is currently located in Palau Gomis, an old palace from the 18th century built by a merchant called Gomis in 1792, in El Born district, Barcelona. An old part town oozing with culture. An area that has brought together tradition and modernity and has become a must- see for any tourist interested in the museums and monuments of Barcelona.
MEAM sets itself apart from other contemporary art museums, since it supports those artists of figurative art. Usually, these works can not be found in other museums, foundations or institutions centered around abstractions, since their idea of contemporaneity revolves around experimentation, abstraction, videoart, etc. The museum houses an extend collection of contemporary paintings and sculptures, with 230 works created in the 21st by living artists.
The close collaboration with MEAM makes our educational program the driving force behind a figurative artistic movement. This lays the foundations for a solid and enriching link between art exhibtions and our students/school, which serves as a springboard for them and for future opportunities in the current art market.
Recently MEAM has gained the excellence cetificate 2013 by Tripadvisor.
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