On Saturday 28 November, from 10 am to midnight, MACBA will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an open day. All the spaces in the Museum will be open to the public: Meier building, Study Centre, Capella dels Àngels and the Convent’s Exhibition Gallery. A series of activities is also programmed for a festive day addressed to all citizens.

Free admission

With the support of:
Estrella Damm
MACBA. Foto: Rafael Vargas


Screening of works in the Collection
Meier Auditorium
11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm and 7 pm (you can access the Auditorium at any time)

Ongoing screening of a selection of emblematic audiovisual works from the MACBA Collection.

Screening of works in the Collection
MACBA’s main façade

From 6 pm, part of the Museum’s façade will be turned into a screen where a selection of emblematic audiovisual works from the MACBA Collection will be projected.

Guided visits marathon
11 am to 9 pm

For the whole day on the hour, MACBA’s education team will offer presentations and guided visits of the current exhibitions (in sign language at 5 and 7 pm).
- Species of Spaces
- Desires and Necessities. New Incorporations to the MACBA Collection
- Sergi Aguilar. Reverse/Obverse (1972–2015)
- Miserachs Barcelona
- Carlos Bunga. Capella

Guided visits to the Museum’s private spaces
MACBA’s Registrar and Restoration Departments will offer guided visits to the Museum’s restricted zones, which will be exceptionally open to the public. A unique occasion to visit the reserved spaces for works of art and the Archive not usually accessible to the public.
Visits last approximately 45 minutes.
Advanced booking required. Limited places.

Visit Museum Reserves + Restoration Department: 11 am and 5 pm
Visit CED (Archive + Library): 12.30 pm and 6.30 pm

MACBA FOR FAMILIES. Special edition

Confetti Happening
Family workshop
Museum Atrium, 11 am to 7 pm

We invite the whole family to participate in a great collective experience full of provocation, improvisation and spontaneous public involvement. A set of actions that will trigger the emotions of the participants and which, by taking over the Museum in a creative manner, will leave traces of this ephemeral experience.

Mini-technologists in action!
Family workshop
Espai Taller, 11 am and 4.30 pm

We invite children and adults to create their own mobiles. During the process of creation we will experiment with textures and colours and discover other properties such as electricity and conductivity. Mobiles will become a playful tool to manipulate a projection on the ceiling that will interact with the sounds in the space. A collective experience of physical stimulation and exploration of the audiovisual world through personal creations.

New family space!
11 am to 5 pm

A new play and rest area with changing facilities, microwave and small mattresses for the little ones to eat, sleep and play. On that day we will present the project Build a Sound by Mónica Rikic, as a complementary activity.

EXPERIENCE MACBA. Special edition
Venue: Museum Atrium DANCE, 8 pm
Les Filles Föllen
Thank You for Dancing

Four Little Red Riding Hoods run out from the other side of the forest, the wolf hides and neither the mother nor the grandmother has anything to do with this story. The forest indicates the way. Thank You for Dancing is a show with six performers and the audience: a live videogame, an analogue and participatory experience where the audience, thanks to its ‘artificial intelligence’, goes up levels and builds part of the choreography.

CONCERTS, from 10 pm
Mi hijo

Mi hijo is a new show by Internet2 on childhood, or on the new childhood and other perceptual experiments attempting to explain ways of understanding children. Initially presented in the form of a lecture, this is followed by other performative elements from Internet2’s recent trajectory: live video, recorded music, dance and poetry.

Taking as its starting point a series of historical and literary events, the Arponera group weaves a musical story that grows and mutates with the passage of time and the changes of scenery. This becomes a story of stories told in the space where legends begin and end: around the fire, by the river, in the woods.

The alter ego of Daniel Magallón, co-founder of Producciones Doradas together with Joe Crepúsculo and Daniel Granados (Tarántula). Coming after Cancionero Saturnino, Pasaje entre las cañas represents Flamaradas’ return to the stage.

Are you 20 years old? If you were born in 1995, we will give you an Amic MACBA card!

Are you already an Amic or Família MACBA member? You can renew your card for only 20 €. If not, you can become an Amic MACBA for 35 € (30% discount). Promotion valid until 28/11/2016.

Instagram Competition - MACBA’s 20th Anniversary
1 - Follow our Instagram profile.
2 - Take a photograph of the 20th Anniversary day of celebrations at MACBA and share it on your account with the hashtag #concurs20MACBA.
You can upload the photographs until Sunday 29 November at midnight.
On Tuesday 1 December we will upload on our Instagram account the four selected photographs and the one with the most ‘likes’ will be the winner.
Prize: A gift pack from the Museum

MACBA Store Laie
MACBA Store Laie joins the 20th anniversary celebrations with two special promotions. On the one hand, we have selected 20 products (including MACBABOOKS), with a 20% discount. On the other, for each purchase over 20€, we will give you a cookie made in collaboration with Impulsem, a cooperative from the Raval.

Mercat gastronòmada VAN VAN
From Friday 27 to Sunday 29 November.

Public Programmes
macba [at] macba [dot] cat
Tel: 93 481 33 68



MACBA, 20 years of open doors