Museu d'Art Modern de la Diputacio de Tarragona

Museu d'Art Modern de la Diputacio de Tarragona

Museu d'Art Modern de la Diputacio de Tarragona
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Museum of Modern Art was founded by the Provincial Council of Tarragona in 1976 to promote the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art and, likewise, to preserve, display and share its artistic heritage. To this end, a museum was set up in the old quarter of Tarragona with a library, a documentation centre and a photographic archive. The building that houses the museum is the result of joining three 18th-century houses. It was renovated by the architect Jaume Mutllo and the building as we know it today, fully equipped and restored, was opened to the public in 1991. In 2008 the Museum of Modern Art shall be updating its permanent display with a new museological project that will add a whole new didactic dimension to the presentation of the collections. To bring art closer to children and young people, the Pedagogical Service of the Museum of Modern Art provides guided tours for school parties (minimum age three years old) by appointment. The Pedagogical Service extends the range of its services every year in an attempt to involve the teaching community in transmitting knowledge about modern and contemporary art.
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  • virginie G
    Bonnieux, France39 contributions
    Un petit bijou
    Quelle belle découverte de cet espace culturel où sont réunis à la fois des collections d'art modernes et anciennes sans oublier la somptueuse tapisserie dessinée par Juan Miro et légué à la Croix Rouge Espagnole. L'entrée est gratuite et l'accueil très agréable ; nous étions seuls et en famille et y sommes restés prés de 1h30 tant l'endroit est riche en découverte. A l'intérieur du Musée nos grands ados se sont prêtés au jeu du dessin pour réinventer la tapisserie de Miro ! Nous sommes repartis avec de jolies cartes postales des œuvres d'un sculpteur espagnol qui nous ont été tous simplement offertes à la sortie. Merci pour ce très bel endroit !
    Traveled with family
    Written April 19, 2019
  • Londonut
    Cascais, Portugal52 contributions
    Lovely small collection
    Great little collection including a thought-provoking Bosnian war multimedia piece and a Joan Miro tapestry. Really worth an hour of your time whilst wandering the old town.
    Traveled with family
    Written June 26, 2017
  • francois.guerin.1971
    Tarragona, Spain51 contributions
    Agréable surprise !
    Nous l'avons découvert par hasard lors d'une balade dans le vieux Tarragone. Ce fut une agréable surprise que nous recommandons à tout le monde. Le musée est divisé en plusieurs parties, dont un espace dédié à une oeuvre de Miro, un espace pour les enfants avec un atelier et une expo d'élèves de différents établissements, un espace dédié aux artistes locaux (lors de notre visite, plusieurs oeuvres contemporaines de femmes originaires de la région y étaient exposées) et un dernier espace dédié aux sculptures et peintures d'artistes importants pour la ville de Tarragone comme par exemple le très talentueux Julio Antonio. Cerise sur le gâteau, la visite est gratuite !
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 1, 2017
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34210king
Dublin, Ireland881 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
A small but interesting collection of exhibits.
I'm not sure if the word 'modern' in the title of this gallery has informed (or inspired) the decision makers on what should hang there or be exhibited.
Much of what I saw was indeed modern, but that was many, many decades ago.
There simply must be more modern artists in the Tarragona area who should be given space in this premises.
It feels like a museum to a very small number of 'old' artists to the exclusion of 'modern' art.
I feel some of the exhibts might be better placed elsewhere.
Written December 28, 2016
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Denise B
Chesterfield, UK5 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
Very interesting museum - no charge and the staff were friendly and helpful. Easy to read information. Well presented pieces of art, artefacts and statues. Good video to watch which shows Tarragona through the ages.
Written February 25, 2014
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Rachel H
Tel Aviv, Israel284 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
The museum gives nice painting presentaion of local artists as well as beautiful sculptures and some works by Miro. The museum sits in the old town, but is very modern inside. Was free and well air conditioned.
Written October 1, 2013
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Kenshare
Madrid Spain499 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
This only takes a short time to visit. Mainly scultures Well presented though in attractive building
Written October 28, 2018
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flj3
Potters Bar, UK112 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
The outstanding part for me of this really well organised and presented small museum is the fascinating section dealing with the life and work of the sculptor Julio Antonio, and the history of the creation and eventual installation of the city's Monument to the Heroes of 1811, which you can visit half way down the Rambla Nova.

Free to visit, and in a beautifully restored historic building in the old part of the city.
Written October 27, 2018
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AEdw829498
London, United Kingdom13 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
This is a small brilliantly curated museum in a beautifully reclaimed building.Highlights include a large tapestry (similar to the one in Barcelona's Fundacion Joan Miiro) which Joan Miro donated to The Red Cross hospital in Tarragona,to repay them for the care his daughter had received when she was run over by a train, an amazing exhibition about the work of Julio Antonio with some wonderful sculptures, paintings by Josep Icart, Josep Sala Lorens and installations, the most heart wrenching being Homage to Sarajevo by Jaume Sole. There are explanation sheets in Spanish, Catalan and English and some videos so you get a sense of how some of the works were created, the staff are friendly and this is one of the few sights here that is actually FREE!!
Written April 17, 2018
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Thank you so much for your opinion. We hope to see you soon!
Written April 18, 2018
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Chloropus60
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain14 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
What made the difference for me was the laminated sheets of info in most rooms, available in several languages, including English. Made me look with real interest at many of the paintings. Spent most time finding out about the Miro tapestry, and the moving exhibit of about 20 paintings based on Sarajevo, with an interactive explanatory screen, which was excellent.
If you visit as a family there are really good kids activities and sheets, plus a kids room for coloring etc. Full marks to this place,
Written April 1, 2018
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Thank you very much for your comments. We love that you enjoyed your visit to the Museu d'Art Modern de Tarragona. We hope to see you again!
Written April 3, 2018
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vessi80
North Lanarkshire, UK1,070 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
This wonderful museum is not to be missed. Entrance is free .
The Miro- Royo Tapestry here is an obvious 'draw' ( I believe its sister tapestry was destroyed in the World Trade Centre devastation) but don't miss the accompanying video documentary of how the work was constructed.
There are outstanding sculptures by Julio Antonio (his famous Monument to the Heroes stands proudly on the Rambla). Loved the sad story of the Wagner head and the even sadder one behind the 'Mausoleu Lemonier' sculpture.
The starkly effective 'Homage to Sarajevo' by Jaume Sole is made more moving when viewed using the interactive station in front of the piece and the accompanying music.
On the way out ask for the IPad to record your museum experience and then just inside the door , have a look at the Julio Antonio sculpture of the Nude. She still bears the bullet and shrapnel damage from the Civil War and here she now stands where she should, the provincial authorities of Tarragona having paid Madrid for her return.
Written October 30, 2017
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Thanks for your comment! We are glad that you liked the visit to the to the Museu d'Art Modern de la Diputació de Tarragona! We look forward to seeing you again!
Written November 2, 2017
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Artem L
46 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
If you do not want to spent a lot of hours for art watching but want to find some interesting things for yourself - try it. The exhibition of landscapes of Antoni Pedrola is very good.
Written October 23, 2017
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Lori M
Swindon, UK213 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Lovely museum with some interesting pieces, small and free to get in. Some good descriptions, nice for a quick stop off.
Written September 4, 2017
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