200,000 people visited the itinerant exhibition dedicated to Ramon Casas
Sitges, Madrid and Palma exhibited works by Casas and their contemporaries, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth
Tuesday 19 December 2017
The Ramon Casas exhibition, a long yearned modernity -organized jointly by Sitges Museums, Obra Social "la Caixa" and the National Art Museum of Catalonia- received the sum of 200,000 visitors in the three exbitions in Sitges, Madrid and Palma. Ramon Casas, the modernity was the central exhibition of the Year Ramon Casas and has been active for almost a year in the three locations to show a careful and complete synthesis of the work of Casas and his time.
In the Museum of Maricel, where it was between November 16, 2016 and the past February 19, Ramon Casas, the modernity, received 38,162 visitors. At CaixaForum in Madrid, where it was exhibited between March 6 and June 11, it was visited by 119,000 people, while at the CaixaForum in Palma de Mallorca - from July 6 to October 22- there were 40,780 visitors- this is the highest number of visitors received by an exhibition about Ramon Casas.
The exhibition was curated by Ignacio Domènech, head of Collections of Museums of Sitges; and Francesc Quílez, coordinator of Collections of the National Art Museum of Catalonia and was the main activity organized to commemorate the 150 years of the birth of Ramon Casas. The exhibition allowed to show the work of Casas in the context in which it emerged, grouped into five thematic areas. With the presence of works by other artists, the tour was arranged as a mirror set, a two way path that allowed us to visualize the common influences, analogies and interests that existed between Casas and other contemporary authors. The three exhibitions were not exactly the same, since the dimensions of the spaces were different in all three cases. In the case of Sitges, the exhibition occupied the entire Museum of Maricel -which was expressly emptied for the exhibition- and Can Rocamora.
On January 14 closes the last activity of the Year Ramon Casas, which began its celebration on January 4, 2016, the date that commemorated exactly 150 years after his birth. The last show is Rusiñol i Casas, travelling around Catalunya in car , organized by the Museum of Rural Life of 'Espluga de Francolí and curated by Vinyet Panyella .The exhibition displays around thirty works, including a dozen loaned by Cau Ferrat and the Maricel Museum.