The celebration of the 125 years of Cau Ferrat projects Sitges as the epicenter of Modernism

An exhibition with 175 pieces puts the focus on its relevant role as a promoter of Art Total

The Cau Ferrat museum commemorates its 125th anniversary with an exhibition that reviews its gestation under the initiative of Santiago Rusiñol, its rapid conversion into a space that is conducive to Art Total and its subsequent adaptation, forty years later, as a public museum The exhibition held at the Maricel Museum, which is titled 125 years of Cau Ferrat, the construction of an ideal (1894-2019) , is organized by Sitges Museums, curated by Ignasi Domènech and accompanied by several activities. It opens today, Wednesday, November 27, will be open until February 16, 2020.

The arrival in Sitges, on November 4, 1894, of the two paintings of El Greco, which Santiago Rusiñol had acquired in Paris -fascinated by the artist from Crete, implies the opening of the Cau Ferrat as a workshop-house of the artist, who had landed in the town three years earlier. From the beginning, Rusiñol turned Cau Ferrat into a generator of cultural activity and in the destiny of most of his extraordinary art collection. This spirit and determination transformed Cau Ferrat and Sitges into the epicenter of Modernism.

The exhibition, 125 years of the Cau Ferrat, the construction of an ideal (1894-2019), travels at the beginning of the ensemble, when Rusiñol bought a few fishermen's houses from the Puig de Sitges and adapted them as his home-workshop. The show puts the focus on the role played by the Cau at the end of the last century, under the impulse of Rusiñol, as a generator of cultural activity that had an impact at the national level.

The exhibition presents 175 pieces from different collections, such as the National Art Museum of Catalonia, the Sabadell Museum of Art, the Amatller Institute of Hispanic Art, the Library - Archive for the Promotion of National Work, the Excursionist Center of Catalonia, and the College of Architects of Catalonia, the Photographic Archive of Barcelona or private collections. It also features pieces from the Maricel Museum and the Santiago Rusiñol Library.

125 years of Cau Ferrat, the construction of an ideal (1894-2019) brings together paintings, drawings, books, magazines, manuscript material, photographs, plans, ceramic, glass and wrought iron, among others. In addition to Santiago Rusiñol, the exhibition presents works by Ramon Casas, Ignacio Zuloaga, Darío de Regoyos, Modest Urgell, Lluís Labarta, Joaquim de Miró and Argenter, Joan Roig i Soler, Joan Batlle i Amell, Miquel Utrillo, Lluís Domènech i Montaner , Ramon Pichot, Alexandre de Riquer, Macari Oller, Eduald Canivell, Teodor Creus and Ramon Arabia. It also included the exhibition of pieces from his ancient collections, such as a female bust of the 2nd century BC or necklaces of the 6th - 3rd centuries BC.

125 years of Cau Ferrat, the construction of an ideal (1894-2019) is presented on the ground floor of the Maricel Museum, which, as in the previous exhibitions (Ramon Casas, Gustau Violet, Centenario Maricel, Fundación Mapfre and Realismes), has been conditioned to accommodate the exhibition. The visit to the exhibition can be complemented with the access to the same Cau Ferrat, in the next building.


Exhibition 125 years Cau Ferrat. The construction of an ideal (1894-2019)
From November 28, 2019 to February 16, 2020
Maricel Museum
Carrer de Fonollar, s / n. Sitges
From Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Prices: € 5 (exhibition only), € 10 (exhibition + Cau Ferrat + Maricel Museum)

Days of open doors:
Thursday, November 28
Wednesday, December 4th
Wednesday, January 8
Wednesday, February 5th

GUIDED TOURS GENERAL PUBLIC: EXPO + CAU and brief explanation Maricel. The visit begins by explaining the exhibition, who was Rusiñol before coming to Sitges, his artistic training. Then presents the Cau Ferrat and finally, there is a brief explanation of the Maricel Museum. The visitor can see the rest of the rooms for free.

This visit gives priority to the exhibition and to the Museum of Cau Ferrat. The ensemble of Maricel is explained every Tuesday.

14.30 ENGLISH - SPANISH 15h - 15.30h CATALAN
From Wednesday to Saturday:
November: 29 and 30
December: 5,6,7,11,12,13,14,18,19,20,21,27,28
January: 2,3,4,9,10,11,15,16,17,18,22,23,24,25,29,30,31
February: 1,6,7,8,12,13,14,15
* There will be no visits Sundays in the afternoon