The Charterhouse of Montalegre, located in Tiana, has always had a close relationship with Badalona. This fact, which adds to the great importance of the monastery, the seat of hermit life for more than 600 years, has motivated the Museum to dedicate an exhibition, a book and several conferences to this monastery. The project is part of the work awarded in 2015 at the Humanity Photo Awards, by the photographer Oriol Casanovas, which in 2017 has expanded it while adding a second photographer, Antonio Guillén, to the project. His images will be the core of the exhibition, which will also incorporate some pieces and old photographs. The text of the book, illustrated with photos of the aforementioned authors, has been written by Jaume Oliveras, a great connoisseur of Montalegre and the Carthusian charism. His careful prose brings us closer to the life of the monastery and its architecture, reveals some unpublished aspects to us, and explains how only certain historical events have been able to alter the life of the Carthusians, always presided over by spirituality, silence and austerity. The project has been carried out in collaboration with the priors of the Charterhouse of Montalegre, the Tiana City Council and the Friends of the Charterhouse, especially Pedro de Manuel.
Thursday, October 19th, at 7 p.m.
Opening of the exhibition and presentation of the book Montalegre. Six centuries of Carthusian silence, with texts by Jaume Oliversas and photographs by Oriol Casanovas and Antonio Guillén.
Thursday, October 26th, at 7 p.m.
The charterhouse in the middle and modern ages, by Carlos Díaz, historian.
Thursday, November 9th, at 7:30 p.m.
The Charterhouse in contemporary times, by Joan Villarroya, professor of contemporary history at the UB.
Thursday, November 23rd, at 7 p.m.
The Charterhouse to Literature, by Marius Serra, writer.
Thursday, November 30th, at 7 p.m.
Artistic aspects of the charterhouse, by Francesca Español, professor of history of art at the UB.
Thursday, December 14th, at 7 p.m.
The feeding of the Carthusians, by Jordi Bages-Querol, historian.
At the end a Chartreuse tasting-cocktail will be offered