Barcelona, 30 May 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).
Digital reproductions of works housed in the Museo Nacional de Arte de Catalunya (MNAC) will be exhibited on the walls of the Barcelona subway.
The subway transport system in Barcelona is displaying reproductions of famous artworks displayed in MNAC in the hallways of its main stations. The Diagonal station features modern art from the eighteenth century to the interwar period. The Sagrera stations exhibits works from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. The Can Peixauet platforms are devoted to Gothic art and the Fondo station pays tribute to Roman art, like MNAC.
According to Spanish news agency EFE, the goal of the initiative is to make art accessible to subway commuters. The reproductions will be exhibited until 15 June.
The present-day MNAC was set up in 1990 after the unification of the Museum of Art in Cataluña’s collections and those of the Museum of Modern Art. The museum comprises 250,000 sculptures, paintings, drawings, engravings, photos and coins tracing Catalan art history from the Roman era to the first half of the twentieth century.