A rare treat comes to the CaixaForum this month when part of the Phillips Collection, considered one of the best collections of modern art in the US, arrives in Barcelona. The collection’s founder, Duncan Phillips (1866-1966), had a tenacious interest in art. He wrote extensively on the subject, nurtured strong relationships with artists as both patron and collector, presented numerous exhibitions and, in 1921, opened America’s first modern art museum, the Phillips Memorial Art Gallery in Washington (later renamed the Phillips Collection). He directed the museum for the rest of his life, with the objective of encouraging visitors to appreciate new, challenging forms of artistic expression.
This exhibition, Impresionistas y Modernos, which opens on March 11th at the CaixaForum, is an exploration of 200 years of art history. Divided into six sections, the exhibition takes us on a journey from Romanticism to Abstract Expressionism, via some of the most influential names in each movement, including Manet, Courbet, Sisley, Van Gogh, Degas, Picasso, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Pollock and Rothko, among others.
Tickets are available from €4. More information here.