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MEAM Museu Europeu d'Art Modern

Barra de Ferro, 5, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 56 93
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The European Museum of Modern Art , MEAM, exhibits the finest Contemporary Figurative Art. It is owned by TheFoundation of Arts and Artists, and the purpose is to promote and diffuse Figurative Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries. The Foundation’s claim is to find a new contemporary language without denying tradition by progressing into the new Century. Moreover, the Foundation of Arts and Artists, organizes each year the Figurativas Painting and Sculpture Awards, and with the wesbiteFigurativas en Red opens a window with the artworks of the Contemporary Figurative artists. The MEAM is currentlly located at the Gomis Palace, in the middle of the streets of the Born in Barcelona, a neighborhood where culture is always present and reflects the charm of the old part of the city, an area that knew how to mix tradition and modernity, becoming a requiered visit for the tourits interested in the Monumental Barcelona. The MEAM is different from other Contemporary Art museums because it houses living artists who created Figurative Art. These artworks are hardly seen in other museums, collections or entities, to whom the word Contemporary is identified by experiment and abstraction.
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Barra de Ferro, 5, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
El Born / La Ribera
+34 933 19 56 93
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If "Modern European Art" makes you think of work produced by European artists during the late 19th to mid-20th century, you will be very disappointed here, as I was. It's really a museum of "Contemporary European Photorealist Portraiture." Look at the photos shared by other...More

1  Thank RedTurtle91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being able to paint something so realistically that looks like a photo has its merits. It is definitively a technical achievement. In this museum you will see many gifted artists who are able to depict a person in such way that you will ask yourself...More

Thank Beto79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

MEAM is a gem of a Gallery on three floors with modern portraits that delight the eye as you stroll around nodding to the few other visitors who have determined to discover it's wonderful pieces. Close to the Picasso Museum it gives the visitor more...More

2  Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We went here around noon after visiting the Picasso Museum (few meters away). During our visit we met only few other visitors...on the one hand it made our visit more enjoyable on the other it is a shame. This fantastic museum would deserve more recognition....More

Thank monaHungary
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We came across this museum by accident whilst looking for the Picasso Museum, but as there was a large queue for that we went to MEAM instead. We weren't disappointed. The museum is beautifully designed, in a historic building, really well lit with atmospheric music...More

Thank Shelley105
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This museum is just across from the Picasso Museum but had hardly any visitors. I like art and had some time to spare so headed in and couldn't have been more delighted. After the busyness of the aforementioned museum it was delightful to have all...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Really nice collection, original and inspiring, if you visit Barcelona its a must to do . Localised in the center of the city, in the Born, you will love it, don't hesitate to go in !

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

One of the most awesome museum which I've ever visited. Perfect selection of contemporary artists, looking at this pieces you realized what art is alive. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend to visit people who loves art.

Thank Elena V
Reviewed 23 March 2017

MEAM is one of these places that deserve a visit, although it´s not so popular as others in Barcelona, being somehow what some would call a hidden gem. Located in the Born neighbourhood, a typical part of the city where interesting spots mix with sordid...More

Thank southerntraveller49
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Went along as heard read reviews saying the Friday night blues concerts were amazing. We were not disappointed! The ticket includes museum entry plus the concert and this was a great way to spend our first night in Barcelona. There was such a great atmosphere...More

2  Thank EmmaBoo15
El Born / La Ribera
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the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But
this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually
enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few
places that live and breathe such exciting energy
regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood
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What time periods and artists are in this collection? Thank you, Christine
22 March 2017|
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Response from GregoryAlpha | Reviewed this property |
There are modern artists there. I recommend Istvan Sandorfi, who represents hyperrealism.
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Can we leave our luggage while we visit the museum?
15 February 2017|
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Response from JM M | Property representative |
Hi! Yes, you can ask at the entrance for it and we will keep your things while you visit the exhibitions.
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