Today we write about a museum not very famous in Barcelona: the Museum of Modernism. It is located on Balmes Street, 48, near to Passeig de Gràcia.
The Museum of Modernism was born as an initiative of Fernando Pinos and Maria Guirao collectors. They have been collecting pieces to form the collection that gives life to this museum for 40 years.
The place where the museum is located was once a warehouse distribution owned by Fabra & Coats textile company. Later, in the early 80s, was acquired for the gallery Gothsland services and currently has rehabilitated and adapted to the ordinances to accommodate MMCAT headquarters.
The collection consists of 350 works by 42 of the most representative artists of Catalan Modernism in different disciplines: Painting, Sculpture, Furniture and Decorative Arts. The works are spread over two floors which has the museum.
On the first floor there is the furniture with pieces made both by world-renowned artist Antoni Gaudí, as other important cabinetmakers as Gaspar Homar and Joan Busquets.
The ground floor is dedicated to painting and sculpture with works of artists Hermen Anglada Camarasa Junyet Gaspar Campos and Ramon Casas, Joaquim Mir, Santiago Rusinol and sculptors as Eusebi Arnau Miquel Blay, Enric Clarasó, Lamber Escaler and José Limón .
The museum also features a stained glass Maumejean brothers and a fascinating stained-glass window of Joaquim Mir, Trinxet House, now defunct.
We encourage you to visit this little known museum of Barcelona! If you are staying in the hostel Barcelona City Centre the museum is located a minute’s walk! and if you stay at the Barcelona City Hotel, just ten minutes walk (look at this link how to arrive walking away)
More information on the official website of the Museum of Modernism: www.mmcat.cat