On 18 and 19 May two special occasions on the cultural calendar will take place: the Night of the Museums and International Museum Day. For this reason, MACBA will stay open from 7 pm until 1 am on Saturday and from 10 am to 7 pm on Sunday with a varied programme of activities for publics of all ages. Visit us and discover what MACBA has on offer.

For one day only, MACBA is opening a terrace bar on its podium, in front of the main facade. Take the opportunity to enjoy a privileged position in Barcelona on a special day. Open Saturday from noon to 1 am and Sunday from 10 am to 6.30 pm.

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Saturday from 7 pm
Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm

On Saturday 17 and on Sunday 18 May, the hall of the Museum will offer a large selection of publications at the unique price of 6 euros.
Saturday 17 from 10 am to 1 am
Sunday 18 from 10 am to 7 pm

Throughout the two days, MACBA will offer special presentations of the temporary exhibitions. Every thirty minutes, education officers will conduct introductory visits to the exhibitions starting from the landing of each Museum floor.
Saturday 17 from 7 pm 12.30 am
Sunday 18 from 10 am to 6.30 pm

From noon to 1 am DJs sessions at the MACBA terrace-bar
At noon 1418 students; At 1 pm Tutu & Lucient; At 3 pm Bradien (DJ Set); At 5 pm Invaders DJs; At 7 pm Lester; At 9 pm Wooky (DJ Set); At 11 pm bRUNA (DJ Set).

From 5 to 10 pm On the Street. International Museum Day. Habitació 1418 (Room 1418)
In the spirit of the group Feria and their lyrics ‘museums turn me on’, Habitació 1418 packs its bags and leaves its usual space. We will visit the exhibitions Metamorphosis (CCCB) and Invocable Reality (MACBA), the two main stops on this microtour. Special guided tours and an excuse to discover, explore, and –why not?– get outside and breathe some fresh air.

9.30 pmMoving Architectures. Experience MACBA
Lipi Hernández, director of the dance company Malqueridas, presents the choreographic device Moving Architectures. A mis-en-scène based on the idea of the status of the body as a communication medium par excellence.
“Any movement, whether it is a reflex or not, whether in part or whole, that we use to communicate a message forms part of the language of the body” (Tomás Motos, 1983)

From 10 pm to 3 am The Night of the Blackout
The night invites twelve poets and artists to invent a sound and performative installation in dialogue with a series of audiovisual pieces from the MACBA Collection and other sources. This first night launches a new public activity format. It is a collision between fiesta and assembly, popular and critical culture, theatre and the academy, the public square and the museum.

A big family workshop where you can discover how contemporary art seeks to surprise observers and actively engage them in the works.
Through the exhibition Before Our Eyes, we will explore the work of artists from both sides of the Mediterranean. Following the instructions provided by the artist Jordi Ferreiro during the tour, we will interact with the installations, examine an enormous graffiti, and unravel the mysteries of works made out light, sound, and waste materials.
Then, participants are invited to appropriate these materials and work with them to create a new, experimental collective project of our own.
10 am – 3 pm non-stop. Museum Atrium. Limited places. Advance booking not required.

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