Activities & Exhibitions
Inauguration of the Centre Picasso
July – August
EXHIBITIONS: José Castillo, sculptures. Bronson Shaw, stained glass. Manel Margalef, paintings
EXHIBITION: Tapestries and oils by Joan Josep Tharrats
El Centre Picasso d’Orta awarded the Premi Nacional d’Arts Plàstiques (National Prize for Plastic Arts).
Commemoration of the centenary of the arrival of Picasso in Catalunya.
EXHIBITION: “HOMAGE TO PICASSO”. Exhibition of works by the teachers of La Llotja, la Escuela de Bellas Artes (the school of fine arts)
EXHIBITION: Paintings by Frederic Mauri y Tito Figueres
Centenary of the first visit of Picasso to Horta
EXHIBITION: PICASSO AND HORTA: A FRIENDSHIP OF 100 YEARS
Thanks to a close collaboration between the Centre Picasso d’Orta (Horta), the Museo Picasso (Barcelona) and the Generalitat, it is possible to stage a great exhibition of 17 original works of Picasso produced in Horta between 1898 and 1899. The exhibition was held from 19 September to 18 October 1998. It was a huge success.
1999 – 2002:
Remodelling of the Centre Picasso. The permanent exhibition – “Les meus amics d’Horta” (My friends of Horta) – is inaugurated on the ground floor. The focus of the exhibition is changed to make it more didactic and understandable. The logo is changed.
The locating of art works continues, and an emblematic work is found: “La procesión al Convento” (The procession to the Convent). Also other cubist paintings such as “Dos cabezas de mujer” (Two heads of women), “Cabo de San Antonio” (Cape San Antonio), and “Paisaje con un puente” (Landscape with a bridge). El Centre Picasso becomes part of the Coordinadora de Centres de Estudios en Lengua Catalana (the Coordinator of Centres of Study of the Catalan Language).
Publication and presentation of the book “Los ex libris de Frederic Mauri comentados por Manel Ollé” (The ex libris of Frederic Mauri with commentary by Manel Ollé)
Homage to Manuel Pallarès
EXHIBITION: “PICASSO-PALLARÈS. HOMAGE TO 78 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP”
EXHIBITION: Oil paintings by Manuel Pallarès and previously unpublished photographs of Picasso and Pallarès together.
EXHIBITION: “LAMB ENCOUNTERS PICASSO”
EXHIBITION: Anthological exhibition of large format paintings by the American painter Matt Lamb in el Convento de San Salvador, Horta.
The Centre Picasso d’Orta in the European Academy of Otzenhausen (Germany)
9-10 March the Centre Picasso participated in the conference “THE IMPORTANCE OF MODERN ART FOR THE PROMOTION OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION. How Picasso-Miró-Lamb can boost Europe”.
Under the patronage of the Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen and the European Commission responsible for Education and Culture, on 9-10 March an interesting and intense encounter was held between institutions and people interested in promoting art as a tool for European integration. The Centre Picasso d’Orta, the Centre Miró of Mont-roig, and the various Matt Lamb Centres from around the world united their concepts of understanding art as a medium for peace and hope.
The Centre Picasso presented a lecture: “The example of the set up of an artístic interactive learning facility”
A MEETING OF PICASSIAN ENTITIES, MUSEUMS AND EXPERTS in Horta de Sant Joan
- Museo Picasso de Barcelona
- Marilyn McCully: author of several works on Picasso
- Museo de Arte Moderno de Céret
- Josefina Matamoros: Director of the Museo de Arte Moderno, Céret
- Museo Picasso de Málaga
- Musée Picasso d’Antibes
- On Line PICASSO Project, A&M Texas University
- Enrique Mallén: director of On Line PICASSO Project, A&M Texas University
- Fundación Palau, Caldes d’Estrac
- Rafael Inglada: author of various works on Picasso
- The Colección Eugenio Arias, Buitrago de Lozoya
- Josep Palau i Fabre:
President of La Fundació Palau. Author of various works on Picasso
- Josep Palau i Fabre:
- The Colección Manolo Hugué, Caldes de Montbui
- Sala Picasso de Gósol
- Jean-Louis Andral: director of the Musée Picasso d’Antibes
- Centre Picasso d’Horta de Sant Joan
October 2005. Participation in the Art and Landscape Congress in Ciutadella (Menorca).
Presentation of the paper “Fragments of a look in love”
Presentation of the publication “Cuadernos picassianos No.1”: “HORTA, PICASSO and LANDSCAPE. THE MOUNTAIN OF SANTA BÁRBARA”
EXHIBITION: “PICASSO / MIRÓ – Horta / Montroig. TWO GENIUSES, TWO VILLAGES”. In collaboration with the Centre Miró, Mont-roig.
28-30 Septembre 2007
A COURSE: “PICASSO Y CATALUNYA”. Speakers: Francesc Fontbona, J. F. Yvars, José Serra, Josep Sampera, Claustre Rafart, Antonio Salcedo.
In collaboration with the University of Rovira i Virgili.
Coinciding with the celebration of La Noche del Arte (the Night of Art) in Sant Cugat.
EXHIBITION: Twinning of 3 villages – Montroig, Horta de Sant Joan, and Sant Cugat – and 3 artists who used the tapiz technique – Miró, Picasso and Grau-Garriga.
Centenary of the second stay of Picasso in Horta
PICASSO Y HORTA: UNA AMISTAD CENTENARIA (PICASSO AND HORTA: A 100 YEAR FRIENDSHIP)
CONCERT: “ELEMENTS OF CONDUCT AND TRANSPORT. THE INSTALLATION OF MUSICAL VESSELS”, featuring the sound artist Joan Bagès and the painter Jaume Rocamora.
CONCERT : “LA MÚSICA DE PICASSO” (The music of Picasso), featuring the mezzo-soprano Elena Gragera and the pianist Antón Cardó.
A COURSE: “AMIGOS Y PAISAJES” (Friends and landscapes), in collaboration with the University of Rovira i Virgili – UETE 2009 ???
June to September
“PICASSO, FOTÓGRAFO DE HORTA (1909)” Picasso, photographer of Horta (1909), in the Convent of San Salvador. Exhibition of the photographs taken by Picasso during his second stay in Horta.
(Publication of the catalogue)
September and October
In the Centre Picasso d’Orta: “PICASSO Y SUS AMIGOS CATALANES DE JUVENTUD”. More than 20 Picasso portraits of Catalan friends from his youth.
(Publication of the catalogue)
A meeting of Picassian museums and entities en Buitrago.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Ports as a Natural Park, the book “Picasso als Ports” (Picasso in the Ports) is published
CONCERT: Pascal Comelade in La plaza de Misa (now called la Plaza de la Iglesia) with a light show by Tom Carr.
Exhibition of engravings by Picasso: El entierro del Conde Orgaz
EXHIBITION of engravings by Picasso: “EL ENTIERRO DEL CONDE ORGAZ” (The burial of Conde Orgaz) in the Ecomuseo dels Ports.
Participation at the Barcelona Historical Novel Conference. The debate Picasso en manos extrañas (Picasso in Foreign Hands) was moderated by Victoria Combalia with writers Francesc Miralles and Esteban Martín and the Picasso Center president Elias Gaston