Gallery: The Gymnastic and Sportive Union

On July 11th, the entity of Badalona the Gymnastic and Sportive Union (UGE) donated to the Museum its historical archive, which includes both documents and photographs. The UGE, created in 1926 to promote sport, and especially athletics, was originated in the gymnastics classes of the Athenian of Workers, started in 1912.

This gallery is just a small sample of the photographic material that integrates the collection. Now the task of ordering and documenting all this interesting material begins.

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Josep Maria Jujol and Badalona

On September 17th, we’ll celebrate the 140 years of the birth of Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert (Tarragona, 1879-Barcelona, ​​1949). Architect, sketcher, designer and painter, he is one of the references of Catalan modernism, although his contribution has not been recognized until a few years ago.

Josep M. Jujol had an important relationship with Badalona through the family Negre, owners since 1935 of the Torre Codina, a monumental building located in Canyet, where in 1943 he carried out several interventions: the restoration of the machicolations, an adaptation of the courtyard in front of the house, the gate of a window, the entrance lamp, and the decoration of the lobby, where he put some wooden rings and decorated the stairs, in where he incorporates a sculpture of the archangel Gabriel, in memory of a deceased son of the family.

This archangel, which is preserved in the Museum, is made of plaster and has metallic wings. He takes a phylacterium in his left hand, with the inscription Ave Maria Gratia Plena, and rests on a base where Gabriel can be read.


Arcàngel Gabriel - s.XX - Museu de Badalona


The exhibition Bacchus, the masks of the god awarded

The exhibition Bacus, the masks of the god produced by the Museum of Badalona and curated by Esther Gurri, has been distinguished by Auriga magazine – the only Catalan publication dedicated to the diffusion of classical culture – with the Musa Prize to the temporary exhibitions on the ancient world, shared ex aequo with the exhibition Archeology in exile. The Museum of Archeology of Catalonia and the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), that can be visited until October 6th at MAC Barcelona.

The exhibition, which was inaugurated on March 28th in Badalona and that has been also in the MAC – Empúries this summer, focuses on the origins, meanings, worship and symbols of this god and has counted with the collaboration of several Catalan museums that conserve in their collections elements related to Bacchus and its world.

Calendar of activities from September to December 2019

You can download the program of activities of the Museum, where you’ll find countless proposals from September to December.

For further information: 933 841 750

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