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In june 2011 the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) has finally opened. Moreover, it has done so by presenting to the general public an extreme… Read More
In june 2011 the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) has finally opened. Moreover, it has done so by presenting to the general public an extremely original collection of figurative painting and sculpture by contemporary artists. The MEAM is the material form of a long period work and effort made by the "Fundación de las Artes y los Artistas" (www.fundaciondelasartes.org) created in 2005 with the sole aim of supporting and giving value to modern art and contemporary artists that have remained loyal to figurative creation. The collection that the MEAM presents has been formed, in the main, by the best works selected in the Figurative Painting and Sculpture Competition, which the "Fundación de las Artes y los Artistas" holds each year. In each year's competition, a thousand artists from more than fifty countries take part, and their participation provides solidity to the very reason of exist of the Foundation. Fist Prize 36.000 euros! (www.figurativas.org) Read Less
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European Museum Of Modern Art 
Contemporary Figurative Art   

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A museum in the heart of El Born district, just 20 meters from the Picasso Museum.

The building is an old palace from 1790, perfectly restored, conserving paintings, reliefs and original woodwork, and has earned the FAD (Foment de les Arts i del Disseny) award.

The entrance goes direct to a courtyard with a staircase and sculptures. A large central room of 10 meters high.

Headquarter of the "Foundation for the Arts and Artists", which owns the museum.

Dedicated exclusively to modern and contemporary art, but only figurative art.
Exposes its own funds: 3 collections with a large and varied collection of contemporary living artists (painting and sculpture) : these are 200 authors from 50 countries, through international competitions organized by the Foundation, presented a unique set and highly original.

Other collections are temporarily exposed, like the twentieth-century European sculpture (Despiau, Bourdelle, Malfray, Klimsk, etc..) And the Catalan sculpture of the twentieth century.

A completely original and different vision of contemporary art outside the abstraction and experimentation. A little gem, exquisite corner in full heart of old Barcelona.