Museums in Barcelona
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The European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona is a private initiative of the Foundation for Arts and Artists located in the Ribera neighbourhood. Upon its inauguration in June 2011, it became the first museum of figurative contemporary art in Spain.
The headquarters of the museum is a splendid three-story building dating from the 18th century that has a huge courtyard with a stone staircase. It was the private home of the French general Josep Lechi during the occupation of the Napoleonic troops in the War of Independence.
At the beginning of the 21st century, the main floor was completely rehabilitated and restored with the aim of serving as an exhibition area.
The museum's collection is comprised of a series of realistic and figurative works represented by more than 200 paintings and approximately 40 sculptures, all of them belonging to great artists of the late 20th and 21st centuries, displayed throughout three sections: Modern Sculpture of the 20th century, Collection of Art Deco Figures and Figurative Painting.
Among the most important artists in the museum are Jordi Díaz Alama, José Manuel Belmonte Cortés, Pepe Castellanos, Alessio Bogani, Enrique Collar, Glauco Capozzoli, Jorge Egea, Barro Lu, Sam Drukker, Susanne Hay, Golucho, Wenceslao Jiménez Molina, Adrià Pina, Kike Meana, Luciano Ventrone and Carlos Saura Riaza.