ACTIVITIES

SEMINAR ON PATRONAGE, DONATIONS AND THE REPERCUSSIONS OF THE PROJECT FOR THE NEW LAW

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS THANKS TO PRIVATE EFFORTS 15, 22 and 29 November 2012

The Francisco Godia Foundation and the Museu Picasso propose this seminar as an exploration into the various ways in which private impetuses generate public heritage: art collecting, patronage, donation of works and the various legal frameworks that promote and facilitate this transfer of cultural goods to the society.

The reflection takes on special relevance in this moment in which the new Law of Patronage is being drawn up, and in which the revision of exemplary cases and their debate are especially valid at the current time. Therefore, this seminar emerges from the necessary involvement that both of private collectors and public institutions should have in this process.

This reflection is also an expression of the reciprocal gratitude generated when a private collection becomes a public one: gratitude from the donor to society and at the same time, gratitude from the society for this donation, which broadens its cultural wealth.

Private collecting and patronage Thursday, November 15th, 7.00pm

The task of the private collector has been indispensable as a patron of the arts and as the building ground for the creation of many public collections. In this session we will talk about the role of the contemporary collector in the creation of the heritage of the future.
Opening words by Jaume Ciurana, Deputy Mayor of the City Council of Barcelona

Participants:
  • Sara Puig, Director, Francisco Godia Foundation
  • Carlos Urroz, Director ARCO Contemporary Art Fair
Moderator:
  • Lluís Peñuelas, Secretary-General, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation

Private collections as the origins of cultural heritage Thursday, November 22nd, 7.00pm

Drawing from referential cases, this session will deal specifically with the issues pertaining to privately held art and collections that pass on to the public domain.
Opening words by Sara Puig, Director, Francisco Godia Foundation

Participants:
  • Helena Cambó, President, Institut Cambó
  • Mark Bessire, Director, Portland Museum of Art
  • Harold Berg, art collector
Moderator:
  • Bonaventura Bassegoda, art historian and professor of Art History from the Autonomous University of Barcelona

Law of Patronage and other measures that promote the creation of cultural heritage Thursday November 29th, 7.00pm

A reflection on the current situation and the development of the new law, with an emphasis on the necessary implication of both public institutions and private collectors.
Opening words by Bernardo Laniado-Romero, Director, Museu Picasso

Participants:
  • Josep Pagès, chief assistant for the parlimentary group, CiU
  • Faustino Díaz, Deputy Director General of the Promotion of Cultural Industries and Patronage (MCU)
  • Mercedes Basso, General Director, Fundación Arte y Mecenazgo
  • Josep Maria Coronas, Secretary General of Abertis
Moderator:
  • Eva Moraga, lawyer and Director, Por & Para


A collaboration between the Francisco Godia Foundation and the Museu Picasso
Entrance free of charge / Lecture Hall, Museu Picasso / Carrer Montcada 15-23, 08001 Barcelona
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GUIDED VISITS TO THE EXHIBITION

Saturday afternoons, guided tours

Visit for individual public included in the price of the entrance ticket for the exhibition. It is recommended to reserve beforehand.
  • English at 4.30pm
  • Spanish at 5.30pm
  • Catalan at 6.30pm
More information and reservations: 932 562 000/022, museupicasso_reserves@bcn.cat
Except Saturday 8th December


WORKSHOP

Christmas workshop Children's ceramic workshop 27, 28 December and 2, 3 and 4 January

A plate can be put on a table and used for eating, or it can be painted and modified and turned into an object to be enjoyed. An exploration will be made about the artistic and everyday objects, looking at how Picasso used plates and trays and turned them into objects of art.

Price: 3,50 €
Recommended age: from 6 to 10 years old
Reservations: museupicasso_reserves@bcn.cat
Classrooms of the Knowledge and Research Centre

Ceramic Workshop for adults Ceramics. A game of imagination and seduction 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27 February 2013

By Conxita Payarol
This workshop aims to get us closer to the feelings that Picasso lived when working with clay, the most humble and easy-to-handle raw material, which lets us model it, disfigure it, cut it, add to it, take things away from it, paint it, etc., letting us believe that we are the masters of the creation. But we shouldn’t fool ourselves: it is it, the clay, which, after passing through the alchemy of the fire, has the final word. If we have given it due respect, it will give us the aspect we had imagined: but if not, it will rebel, with broken bits, roughness, deformations, blisters, etc.
It’s a game of imagination and seduction, and that’s why this trade has fascinated so many artists.

Six sessions. Dates: 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27 February
Timetable: from 5.30 to 8.00pm
Price: 30 €
Registrations: museupicasso_reserves@bcn.cat
Classrooms of the Centre of Knowledge and Research. Plaça Sabartés 1