Museu Frederic Marès


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Venue Function(s):


    Informal Get-together(s)

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Venue Location:

Barcelona, Spain

Overview:

The Frederic Marès Museum is a unique collector’s museum that preserves the collections of its founder, the sculptor Frederic Marès (1893-1991), and which, through its donation, became part of the patrimony of the city ​​of Barcelona in 1946. Two years later, this museum was inaugurated, located in a part of the old Royal Palace of the Counts of Barcelona, ​​in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, whose courtyard or orchard is preserved.

Frederic Marès turned sculpture into something more than an artistic vocation. Throughout his life he gathered an extensive collection of Hispanic sculpture, from ancient times to the nineteenth century, in which the religious polychrome carving predominates and which constitutes the most homogeneous section of the Museum. Marès also donated a part of his own sculptural work, which is exhibited in his Studio-Library.

The Collector’s Cabinet displays tens of thousands of objects that make up a large collection of collections and document ways of life and customs of the past, mainly from the 19th century. There are some endearing and unusual ones, such as fans, pipes, clocks, jewelry, photographs, toys, locks, pharmacy jars and reliquaries, which, presented in an intimate atmosphere, evoke the universe particular of Marès.