Two pieces from Badalona at the exhibition The Naked Man

The  Museum of Badalona contributes to the exhibition The Naked Man. Stripping the archetypes of masculinity, that can be seen at the Cerdanyola Art Museum, from November 21st to April 5th, 2020, with two ceramic sculptures from the Roman city of Baetulo, which represent an hermaphrodit and the god Bacchus.

The exhibition undresses the man fleeing myths, ideas and stereotypes that, like in the case of women, have been imprisoning and conditioning men throughout history. He also wants to question the binary view of the genre, posing a very diverse concept of identities, from an equal position. This route through the male nude is done through the collections of the Museums of the Local Museums Network of the Diputació de Barcelona, who produces the exhibition.

 

Opening of the exhibition of Enric Giralt

On Thursday, November 21st, at 7 pm, opens the exhibition, Enric Giralt un periodista de la Transició, an exhibit that reveals the important photographic archive of this journalist from Badalona. The images, of great testimonial value, form part of the fund that the family gave  to the Museum of Badalona and allow to draw with precision how the Transition was lived in our city.

Badalona through the eyes of Francesc Domingo Lladó

A few years ago, the Museum incorporated a serie of copies of several photographic negatives of Francesc Domingo Lladó (1906-1987), wellknown professional photographer from Badalona, all of them from the time of the 2nd Republic, the Civil War and the years immediately afterwards.

These photographs are the exceptional testimony of a city that is very different from the one we see today, and of people who had a lifestyle that is far removed from the current one.

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FOTOGRAFIES DE FRANCESC DOMINGO LLADÓ

150 years of Anís del Mono

The Anís del Mono factory is one of the oldest ones that works in Badalona, and its product is one of the best known and appreciated in the world. The famous label that identifies this drink has the date of 1870 and, therefore, will celebrate the 150th anniversary in 2020, although production was probably started before this time. For this reason, the Museum prepares for the end of the year, a small exhibition that highlights the image of the brand. This factory was the first to pack the anise in a diamondshape bottle, a very successful initiative that, quickly, would be imitated by many other manufacturers.

 

 

 

Presentation of the book about Dr. Bassols in la Salut

On November 14th, at 7 pm, the book El doctor Bassols. Una vida dedicada a la Salut will be presented at the parrish of la Salut. The book is the result of the research carried out by his eldest daughter, Dr. M. Antònia Bassols, with the aim of recovering the memory and witnessing of the important professional and civic work carried out by his father in Badalona and, more specifically, in the neighborhood of La Salut, where he worked as a doctor since 1948 until his  accidental death, in 1959.

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Presentation of a book about Dr. Bassols

On Tuesday, October 22nd, at 7 pm, the book El doctor Bassols. Una vida dedicada a la Salut will be presented at the Museum. The book is the result of the research carried out by his eldest daughter, Dr. M. Antònia Bassols, with the aim of recovering the memory and witnessing of the important professional and civic work carried out by his father in Badalona and, more specifically, in the neighborhood of La Salut, where he worked as a doctor since 1948 until his  accidental death, in 1959.

Free entrance. Limited seating

Open day on the occasion of the Open House festival

The Museum of Badalona joins a new edition of the 48h Open House BCN architecture festival; one weekend of open doors to buildings of all kinds, shape and size that explains the architecture in a transversal way.

You can visit the Roman baths-Decumanus area of the Museum, the Quintus Licinius Garden and the Anís del Mono factory.

Access to these spaces will be subject to the limitations of capacity. Pre-booking is not required.

The timetable for access to all three spaces is Saturday October 26th from 10 am to 2 pm and from 5 am. to 8 pm. and Sunday 27th October from 10 am. to 2 pm.

 

 

 

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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LA UNIÓ GIMNÀSTICA I ESPORTIVA

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.