Last year, exhibitions attracted to museums about 70.000 visitors
Temporary exhibitions have become a new pole of attraction for visitors. Last year, the various exhibitions organized by Museus de Sitges or convened by other organizations in the facilities managed by the Sitges Heritage Consortium received 68,478 visitors, a significant figure that allowed the target audience to be extended to both the Maricel museums and Cau Ferrat, like the Maricel Palace and the Stämpfli Foundation.
The most visited sample was Ramon Casas, the long-awaited modernity , which occupied the Museu de Maricel from November 16, 2016 until February 19, 2017, and received a total of 38,395 visitors. Half of these visits (19,879) were during 2017. The second one that attracted more public (18,340 visitors) was Emerencià Roig: from the sea to the paper, which presented a selection of the Roig i Raventós maritime collection in Can Rocamora.
The other exhibitions with a high capacity to bring visitors were the installation Joaquim Sunyer: the Noucentist landscape from Sitges , which exhibited four Sunyer oils in the Sala Sert of the Maricel Museum and attracted 13,322 visitors, and Lovecraft, the fear from beyond, the exhibition that hosted the Blue Hall of the Palau de Maricel on the occasion of the fiftieth edition of the Film Festival.
From the Stämpfli Foundation, Lux 's exhibition, by Antoni Taulé, convened 1,280 people and allowed to expand the radius of visitors to the facilities. The exhibition of logophobists - which can be seen in Can Rocamora until March 4 - registered only 47 people during 2017, since most visitors correspond to the current year. The two months with more movement at the Museums exhibitions in Sitges were February and October.
Two of the 2017 exhibitions produced in Sitges have subsequently traveled to other venues, such as that of Ramon Casas (which was seen in Madrid and Palma de Mallorca) and that of Antoni Taulé, who traveled to Andorra.