Art, science and culture, closer than you ever imagined

March

Consult the towns and cities holding some of our exhibitions this month.
  • Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada, Palacio de Carlos V. Conjunto Monumental de la Alhambra y Generalife
    Granada
    From 23 November 2016 to 26 March 2017

    Marià Fortuny’s sojourn in Andalusia was a time spent in a dream-like state. Free of commissions and academicisms, the artist found his inspiration in the landscapes and the folklore of this land, which allowed him to create work of great artistic beauty.

  • Plaza de la Libertad
    Reus
    From 26 January to 6 March 2017

    What makes an everyday object become an unsung hero?

    It must have something to do with an ingenious but easily understandable idea. Unsung heroes are objects that have been produced millions of times but are still indispensable in our daily lives. These are objects that have proved their worth time and time again and which have remained essentially unaltered for decades or, in other words, are everyday classics.

    With these objects, images and videos presented in this exhibition we hope to show four particularly interesting aspects:

    1. Innovation: the fascinating history of how these objects were invented.

    2. Production: the technical conditions of their successful large-scale production.

    3. Evolution: their historical development and the amazing diversity of models and variations generated.

    4. Inspiration: their appearance which continues to inspire the work of artists and designers.

    The "la Caixa" Foundation presents the travelling exhibition "Unsung heroes. Genius inventions. Everyday objects", an exhibition with a lot to reveal.

    Further information about the exhibition "Unsung heroes. Genius inventions, everyday objects" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest
    Leaflet from the exhibition "Unsung heroes. Genius inventions, everyday objects"  (PDF, 943 KB) (in Spanish only)
    Dossier from the exhibition "Unsung heroes. Genius inventions, everyday objects" (PDF, 2,82 MB) (in Spanish only)

    Material for teachers
    Dossier for teachers: Artistic Itinerary (PDF, 4,33 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Dossier for teachers: Social Itinerary (PDF, 3,87 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Dossier for teachers: Technological Itinerary (PDF, 2,65 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Calle Cadenas de San Gregorio
    Valladolid
    From 1 February to 2 April 2017

    Henry Moore (1898-1986) is one of the great masters of modern sculpture and in the decades after the Second World War he became world famous for his monumental bronzes exhibited outdoors.

    This exhibition forms part of the Art in the Street programme through which the "la Caixa" Foundation aims to bring art closer to people outside the usual settings of museums and exhibition rooms. It comprises six sculptures curated by Sebastiano Barassi, Head of Collections and Exhibitions of the Henry Moore Foundation, the organisation that safeguards the conservation and dissemination of the artist's legacy.

    Exhibition organised in collaboration with The Henry Moore Foundation and curated by Sebastiano Barassi, Head of Collections and Exhibitions.

    Further information about the exhibition "Henry Moore" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest
    Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Two-Piece Reclining Figure no. 2 (MP3, 5.65 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Large standing figure: knife edge (MP3, 5.75 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Block piece (MP3, 6.03 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Oval with points (MP3, 5.70 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Reclining Connected Forms (MP3, 5.53 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Reclining Figure (MP3, 5.16 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Cubierta de Renfe. La Losa. Viaducto Marquina
    Oviedo
    From 2 February to 16 March 2017

    For years now archaeologists and historians have paid particular attention to reconstructing the every lives of ancient peoples. Archaeological finds and literary texts provide us with quite an accurate view of how cities were organised and what the people living there were like. However, even in the best preserved Roman cities, such as Pompey, it's difficult to image the life in the streets: the businesses, smells, forms of expression and popular religious customs: everything known about the great scenarios of the Senate, Forum, theatres and circuses.

    Travelling in time, getting to know how men and women lived in other eras, taking part in their activities and rituals. We love the grandeur and opulence of life in the Roman Empire and are moved by the tiny details that bring them closer to our own time and make us feel we've inherited a culture dating back thousands of years. The Roman Empire has been one of the favourite destinations for this kind of journey, a fascinating period that has inspired novels, films and TV series.

    Romanorum Vita is an exhibition to raise awareness of history, designed for all kinds of audiences. It invites us to stroll around a Roman city, on any given day, just before Pompey was destroyed in 79 BC, at the height of the Roman Empire. And discovering that the Romans are not so different from ourselves…

    Information available in Braille and with audio description

    Further information about the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome" (in Spanish only)

    Blog of the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest:
    Teacher's Corner. Guide for teachers (PDF, 5,2 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Plaza de la Chimenea
    Lora del Río
    From 17 February to 3 March 2017

    When we hear words such as "nanotechnology" or "biotechnology", most of us think of something very far removed from our everyday lives. This exhibition aims to show visitors that these technologies are present in everyone's life: from healthcare to art and even clothing, technology has inundated every aspect of our lives.

    "TECHNOREVOLUTION" is divided into three very different areas to help visitors get to know, experiment and play with some of the most revolutionary breakthroughs in the world of technology. Audiovisuals that provide an interesting way to clearly show each of the technologies that make up the exhibition's main thread: nanotechnology; biotechnology, ICTs (information and communication technologies), cognitive science and neuroscience. Applications that introduce us to technology in an experimental and fun way. At the end of the exhibition, school visits also have an educational workshop where they can work with robots that behave like human beings.

    Technology is everywhere. It makes our lives easier, helps us at work, observes us. Would you like to see some of its foremost advances?

    Further information about the exhibition "TechnoRevolution. Discover the advances in converging technologies" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest
    Audio guide for the exhibition "TechnoRevolution. Discover the advances in converging technologies" (AIF, 94,4 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Parque de la Constitución
    Azuqueca de Henares
    From 23 February to 10 March 2017

    How do drugs affect our brain, organs and behaviour? How does someone become addicted? Are we really well-informed about the effects of drugs?

    The people visiting the exhibition "Let's talk about drugs" can find answers to these and other questions.

    This exhibition, which visits many different towns and cities in Spain, starts with the social impact of drugs and, via innovative interactive and audiovisual modules, explains the effects of drug consumption on the brain and our behaviour.

    Its goal is to refute the myths claimed by young people regarding how they can control the extent of their drug addiction, destroying stereotypes and explaining the addiction process caused by repeated consumption of a drug, generating a tolerance that results in the person consuming it becoming physically or mentally dependent.

    This exhibition is designed to prevent drug use by young people and provide them tools to have a critical attitude towards drugs.

    Further information about the exhibition "Let's talk about drugs" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest:
    Visit www.hablemosdedrogas.org (only spanish version), where you can see the exhibition in 3D and access all the materials of the "Let's talk about drugs" programme
    Leaflet from the exhibition "Let's talk about drugs" (PDF, 294 KB) (in Spanish only)

  • Calle Príncipe (frente al Museo MARCO)
    Vigo
    From 23 February to 22 March 2017

    "Genesis" is the search for the origins of the world and planet we inhabit. A world that has evolved during thousands of years before being confronted by the pace of modern life. After his projects entitled "Workers" and "Exodus", Sebastião Salgado founded the Earth Institute in order to reforest a rural property covering 700 hectares in Brazil.  In many respects "Genesis" is a global corollary of the work carried out by the Earth Institute as it gave rise to the idea for the project: explore the beauty of the Earth.

    This exhibition presents photographs of landscapes, animals and people removed from the modern world: vast remote regions, intact and in silence, where nature still reigns supreme. Places where we can be nourished by the splendour of the polar regions, forests and tropical savannah, boiling deserts, mountains dominated by glaciers and solitary islands.  An incredible mosaic where nature is expressed in all its glory.

    The photographs of "Genesis" aspire to reveal this beauty and represent a homage to the fragility of a planet we all have the duty to protect.

    Further information about the exhibition "Genesis. Sebastião Salgado" (in Spanish only)

  • Plaza de la Concordia
    Salamanca
    From 24 February to 29 March 2017

    The exhibition "Illusionism. Magic or science?", presented by "la Caixa" Foundation, explores the relations between illusionism and science. The main idea is inspired by the premise that the brain is a factory of illusions. The reality we perceive is constructed based on the signals we receive from the exterior via our senses. These come together in the brain which is responsible for integrating and relating the information received with its own experiences, knowledge and expectations, thereby generating our own particular perception. But many different factors are involved in this process of interpretation that can alter the final outcome and open up cracks that arts, such as illusionism, can take advantage of to produce surprising effects that appear to contradict natural facts.

    The exhibition "Illusionism. Magic or science?" provides us with an accessible, educational and fun way to explore such phenomena and explains the scientific foundation of illusionism and some of the mechanisms it employs.

    The museum modules and resources are particularly designed to encourage a dialogue between friends and communication between parents and children in order to foster an exchange of opinion and experiences regarding such an appealing world.

    One of the distinctive features of this CosmoCaixa marquee is that it offers visitors the chance to enjoy knowledge by discovering the scientific basis underlying natural phenomena. In addition to such enjoyment, the exhibition "Illusionism. Magic or science?" also provides the magic of surprise. The "la Caixa" Foundation would like to invite all visitors to experience it.

    The app can be downloaded for free via the Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/es/app/ilusionismo/id587292603
    It will also soon be available at the CaixaMóvil Store on the "la Caixa" portal and the "la Caixa" iPhone apps.

    Further information about the exhibition "Illusionism. Magic or science?" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest:
    Leaflet from the exhibition "Illusionism. Magic or science?" (PDF, 1,66 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Parque de la Alamenda
    Talavera de la Reina
    From 28 February to 26 March 2017

    If there were no North Pole our planet would be so different we wouldn't recognise it.

    This travelling exhibition aims to show us the remarkable nature of the Arctic ecosystem, explaining the important role it plays in the world's climate and revealing its characteristics and biodiversity.

    Highlights of this exhibition are the sensational photographs by Andoni Canela, a prestigious nature photographer who has travelled throughout the Arctic region to bring us totally up-to-date images.

    With this exhibition, "la Caixa" Foundation aims to contribute to the Science in Society programme by raising scientific awareness regarding a particularly endangered ecosystem: the Arctic. It also hopes to promote critical thought and raise awareness of an important environmental problem: the effects of climate change on the Arctic and the consequences for the rest of the planet.

    Further information about the exhibition "The Arctic is breaking up" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest:
    Audio guide for the exhibition "The Arctic is breaking up" (AIF, 139 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Parque del Salón de Isabel II
    Palencia
    From 28 February to 26 March 2017

    Continuing with the tradition of holding exhibitions related to the world of cinema, "la Caixa" Foundation presents a journey back in time to the years that saw the birth of the seventh art, via a visionary artist: Georges Méliès.

    Méliès revolutionised cinema: he built the very first film studio and promoted the production and distribution of films. He also worked as an actor and wrote and directed his own films. Thanks to all this, today he's considered to be the creator of cinematography.

    Georges Méliès was a precursor. Great plots, editing techniques and coloured films are the origin of one of the most popular and profitable genres in the history of the seventh art: fantasy films. Méliès' films convey vitality, creativity, illusion, fantasy and a sense of humour, and prove that anything is possible in the cinema.

    Exhibition produced with the participation of La Cinémathèque Française.

    Further information about the exhibition "Ladies and gentlemen, let the show begin. Georges Méliès and film of the 1900s" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest
    Leaflet from the exhibition "Ladies and gentlemen, let the show begin. Georges Méliès and film of the 1900s"  (PDF, 1,66 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Plaza de la Universidad
    Murcia
    From 1 to 30 March 2017

    The Earth is a privileged planet, as it possesses an exceptional substance: water. However, despite its apparent abundance, water, upon which we depend directly to live, is a limited resource. This exhibition invites reflection on the major technological, environmental and economic issues involved in managing water in cities. The great challenge consists in covering the supply needs of the population on a sustained basis and, thereafter, completing the cycle by returning the water in the best possible condition to the natural environment.

    The exhibition is based on different unique museographic elements, ranging from real parts to cutting-edge interactive multimedia montages, and is divided into three major areas.

    The initial introductory area presents the exceptional physical properties of liquid water and the close relationship between this unique compound and all living beings, including humans.

    The second area explores a city's water supply in-depth and shows what lies behind an apparently simple gesture like turning on a tap and obtaining drinking water that is 100% apt for human consumption. This area is based on an interactive game in which we play the role of water managers of a large city.

    The third and final area presents the challenges of the twenty-first century regarding the supply of drinking water in an urban environment, and shows how a responsible use of water can help to guarantee a better future for all.

    This exhibition has been produced jointly by ViAqua and "la Caixa" Foundation.

    Further information about the exhibition "H2Oh! Discover the secrets of your city's water" (in Spanish only)

  • Carretera de Granada, antiguo almacén de trigo
    Caravaca de la Cruz
    From 7 to 21 March 2017

    When we hear words such as "nanotechnology" or "biotechnology", most of us think of something very far removed from our everyday lives. This exhibition aims to show visitors that these technologies are present in everyone's life: from healthcare to art and even clothing, technology has inundated every aspect of our lives.

    "TECHNOREVOLUTION" is divided into three very different areas to help visitors get to know, experiment and play with some of the most revolutionary breakthroughs in the world of technology. Audiovisuals that provide an interesting way to clearly show each of the technologies that make up the exhibition's main thread: nanotechnology; biotechnology, ICTs (information and communication technologies), cognitive science and neuroscience. Applications that introduce us to technology in an experimental and fun way. At the end of the exhibition, school visits also have an educational workshop where they can work with robots that behave like human beings.

    Technology is everywhere. It makes our lives easier, helps us at work, observes us. Would you like to see some of its foremost advances?

    Further information about the exhibition "TechnoRevolution. Discover the advances in converging technologies" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest
    Audio guide for the exhibition "TechnoRevolution. Discover the advances in converging technologies" (AIF, 94,4 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Av. de la Marina. Explanada del Auditorio
    Villagarcía de Arosa
    From 14 to 31 March 2017

    How do drugs affect our brain, organs and behaviour? How does someone become addicted? Are we really well-informed about the effects of drugs?

    The people visiting the exhibition "Let's talk about drugs" can find answers to these and other questions.

    This exhibition, which visits many different towns and cities in Spain, starts with the social impact of drugs and, via innovative interactive and audiovisual modules, explains the effects of drug consumption on the brain and our behaviour.

    Its goal is to refute the myths claimed by young people regarding how they can control the extent of their drug addiction, destroying stereotypes and explaining the addiction process caused by repeated consumption of a drug, generating a tolerance that results in the person consuming it becoming physically or mentally dependent.

    This exhibition is designed to prevent drug use by young people and provide them tools to have a critical attitude towards drugs.

    Further information about the exhibition "Let's talk about drugs" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest:
    Visit www.hablemosdedrogas.org (only spanish version), where you can see the exhibition in 3D and access all the materials of the "Let's talk about drugs" programme
    Leaflet from the exhibition "Let's talk about drugs" (PDF, 294 KB) (in Spanish only)

  • Parque de San Julian
    Cuenca
    From 22 March to 25 April 2017

    What makes an everyday object become an unsung hero?

    It must have something to do with an ingenious but easily understandable idea. Unsung heroes are objects that have been produced millions of times but are still indispensable in our daily lives. These are objects that have proved their worth time and time again and which have remained essentially unaltered for decades or, in other words, are everyday classics.

    With these objects, images and videos presented in this exhibition we hope to show four particularly interesting aspects:

    1. Innovation: the fascinating history of how these objects were invented.

    2. Production: the technical conditions of their successful large-scale production.

    3. Evolution: their historical development and the amazing diversity of models and variations generated.

    4. Inspiration: their appearance which continues to inspire the work of artists and designers.

    The "la Caixa" Foundation presents the travelling exhibition "Unsung heroes. Genius inventions. Everyday objects", an exhibition with a lot to reveal.

    Further information about the exhibition "Unsung heroes. Genius inventions, everyday objects" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest
    Leaflet from the exhibition "Unsung heroes. Genius inventions, everyday objects"  (PDF, 943 KB) (in Spanish only)
    Dossier from the exhibition "Unsung heroes. Genius inventions, everyday objects" (PDF, 2,82 MB) (in Spanish only)

    Material for teachers
    Dossier for teachers: Artistic Itinerary (PDF, 4,33 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Dossier for teachers: Social Itinerary (PDF, 3,87 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Dossier for teachers: Technological Itinerary (PDF, 2,65 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Plaza Margarita Xirgu
    Mérida
    From 22 March to 28 April 2017

    "Genesis" is the search for the origins of the world and planet we inhabit. A world that has evolved during thousands of years before being confronted by the pace of modern life. After his projects entitled "Workers" and "Exodus", Sebastião Salgado founded the Earth Institute in order to reforest a rural property covering 700 hectares in Brazil.  In many respects "Genesis" is a global corollary of the work carried out by the Earth Institute as it gave rise to the idea for the project: explore the beauty of the Earth.

    This exhibition presents photographs of landscapes, animals and people removed from the modern world: vast remote regions, intact and in silence, where nature still reigns supreme. Places where we can be nourished by the splendour of the polar regions, forests and tropical savannah, boiling deserts, mountains dominated by glaciers and solitary islands.  An incredible mosaic where nature is expressed in all its glory.

    The photographs of "Genesis" aspire to reveal this beauty and represent a homage to the fragility of a planet we all have the duty to protect.

    Further information about the exhibition "Genesis. Sebastião Salgado" (in Spanish only)

  • Altea
    From 24 March to 7 April 2017

    When we hear words such as "nanotechnology" or "biotechnology", most of us think of something very far removed from our everyday lives. This exhibition aims to show visitors that these technologies are present in everyone's life: from healthcare to art and even clothing, technology has inundated every aspect of our lives.

    "TECHNOREVOLUTION" is divided into three very different areas to help visitors get to know, experiment and play with some of the most revolutionary breakthroughs in the world of technology. Audiovisuals that provide an interesting way to clearly show each of the technologies that make up the exhibition's main thread: nanotechnology; biotechnology, ICTs (information and communication technologies), cognitive science and neuroscience. Applications that introduce us to technology in an experimental and fun way. At the end of the exhibition, school visits also have an educational workshop where they can work with robots that behave like human beings.

    Technology is everywhere. It makes our lives easier, helps us at work, observes us. Would you like to see some of its foremost advances?

    Further information about the exhibition "TechnoRevolution. Discover the advances in converging technologies" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest
    Audio guide for the exhibition "TechnoRevolution. Discover the advances in converging technologies" (AIF, 94,4 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Ciutadella
    From 29 March to 11 May 2017

    "Genesis" is the search for the origins of the world and planet we inhabit. A world that has evolved during thousands of years before being confronted by the pace of modern life. After his projects entitled "Workers" and "Exodus", Sebastião Salgado founded the Earth Institute in order to reforest a rural property covering 700 hectares in Brazil.  In many respects "Genesis" is a global corollary of the work carried out by the Earth Institute as it gave rise to the idea for the project: explore the beauty of the Earth.

    This exhibition presents photographs of landscapes, animals and people removed from the modern world: vast remote regions, intact and in silence, where nature still reigns supreme. Places where we can be nourished by the splendour of the polar regions, forests and tropical savannah, boiling deserts, mountains dominated by glaciers and solitary islands.  An incredible mosaic where nature is expressed in all its glory.

    The photographs of "Genesis" aspire to reveal this beauty and represent a homage to the fragility of a planet we all have the duty to protect.

    Further information about the exhibition "Genesis. Sebastião Salgado" (in Spanish only)

  • Plaza de España
    Torrejón de Ardoz
    From 30 March to 18 May 2017

    How does a tree work? How is humus created? What is wood? Forests are the terrestrial ecosystems with the greatest biodiversity in the world. They're an environmental reserve that contains the genetic heritage of billions of years of evolution. Trees regulate humidity and temperature, keep the water cycle working, purify the air, help to produce humus and protect the land from erosion.

    Throughout Spain woodland accounts for 29% of its surface area, representing one of the largest biodiversities in Europe. This exhibition shows visitors 18 of the most representative tree species in Catalonia.

    From humble worms, so vital to produce humus, to trees, the undeniable stars of the exhibition, this journey is the best way to enjoy and understand the complex ecosystem of a forest.

    Further information about the exhibition "The Forest. Much more than wood" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest:
    Leaflet from the exhibition "The Forest. Much more than wood" (PDF, 4,95 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Dossier from the exhibition "The Forest. Much more than wood" (PDF, 15 MB) (in Spanish only)

April

Consult the towns and cities holding some of our exhibitions this month.
  • Calle Cadenas de San Gregorio
    Valladolid
    From 1 February to 2 April 2017

    Henry Moore (1898-1986) is one of the great masters of modern sculpture and in the decades after the Second World War he became world famous for his monumental bronzes exhibited outdoors.

    This exhibition forms part of the Art in the Street programme through which the "la Caixa" Foundation aims to bring art closer to people outside the usual settings of museums and exhibition rooms. It comprises six sculptures curated by Sebastiano Barassi, Head of Collections and Exhibitions of the Henry Moore Foundation, the organisation that safeguards the conservation and dissemination of the artist's legacy.

    Exhibition organised in collaboration with The Henry Moore Foundation and curated by Sebastiano Barassi, Head of Collections and Exhibitions.

    Further information about the exhibition "Henry Moore" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest
    Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Two-Piece Reclining Figure no. 2 (MP3, 5.65 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Large standing figure: knife edge (MP3, 5.75 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Block piece (MP3, 6.03 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Oval with points (MP3, 5.70 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Reclining Connected Forms (MP3, 5.53 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Reclining Figure (MP3, 5.16 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Parque de San Julian
    Cuenca
    From 22 March to 25 April 2017

    What makes an everyday object become an unsung hero?

    It must have something to do with an ingenious but easily understandable idea. Unsung heroes are objects that have been produced millions of times but are still indispensable in our daily lives. These are objects that have proved their worth time and time again and which have remained essentially unaltered for decades or, in other words, are everyday classics.

    With these objects, images and videos presented in this exhibition we hope to show four particularly interesting aspects:

    1. Innovation: the fascinating history of how these objects were invented.

    2. Production: the technical conditions of their successful large-scale production.

    3. Evolution: their historical development and the amazing diversity of models and variations generated.

    4. Inspiration: their appearance which continues to inspire the work of artists and designers.

    The "la Caixa" Foundation presents the travelling exhibition "Unsung heroes. Genius inventions. Everyday objects", an exhibition with a lot to reveal.

    Further information about the exhibition "Unsung heroes. Genius inventions, everyday objects" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest
    Leaflet from the exhibition "Unsung heroes. Genius inventions, everyday objects"  (PDF, 943 KB) (in Spanish only)
    Dossier from the exhibition "Unsung heroes. Genius inventions, everyday objects" (PDF, 2,82 MB) (in Spanish only)

    Material for teachers
    Dossier for teachers: Artistic Itinerary (PDF, 4,33 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Dossier for teachers: Social Itinerary (PDF, 3,87 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Dossier for teachers: Technological Itinerary (PDF, 2,65 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Plaza Margarita Xirgu
    Mérida
    From 22 March to 28 April 2017

    "Genesis" is the search for the origins of the world and planet we inhabit. A world that has evolved during thousands of years before being confronted by the pace of modern life. After his projects entitled "Workers" and "Exodus", Sebastião Salgado founded the Earth Institute in order to reforest a rural property covering 700 hectares in Brazil.  In many respects "Genesis" is a global corollary of the work carried out by the Earth Institute as it gave rise to the idea for the project: explore the beauty of the Earth.

    This exhibition presents photographs of landscapes, animals and people removed from the modern world: vast remote regions, intact and in silence, where nature still reigns supreme. Places where we can be nourished by the splendour of the polar regions, forests and tropical savannah, boiling deserts, mountains dominated by glaciers and solitary islands.  An incredible mosaic where nature is expressed in all its glory.

    The photographs of "Genesis" aspire to reveal this beauty and represent a homage to the fragility of a planet we all have the duty to protect.

    Further information about the exhibition "Genesis. Sebastião Salgado" (in Spanish only)

  • Altea
    From 24 March to 7 April 2017

    When we hear words such as "nanotechnology" or "biotechnology", most of us think of something very far removed from our everyday lives. This exhibition aims to show visitors that these technologies are present in everyone's life: from healthcare to art and even clothing, technology has inundated every aspect of our lives.

    "TECHNOREVOLUTION" is divided into three very different areas to help visitors get to know, experiment and play with some of the most revolutionary breakthroughs in the world of technology. Audiovisuals that provide an interesting way to clearly show each of the technologies that make up the exhibition's main thread: nanotechnology; biotechnology, ICTs (information and communication technologies), cognitive science and neuroscience. Applications that introduce us to technology in an experimental and fun way. At the end of the exhibition, school visits also have an educational workshop where they can work with robots that behave like human beings.

    Technology is everywhere. It makes our lives easier, helps us at work, observes us. Would you like to see some of its foremost advances?

    Further information about the exhibition "TechnoRevolution. Discover the advances in converging technologies" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest
    Audio guide for the exhibition "TechnoRevolution. Discover the advances in converging technologies" (AIF, 94,4 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Ciutadella
    From 29 March to 11 May 2017

    "Genesis" is the search for the origins of the world and planet we inhabit. A world that has evolved during thousands of years before being confronted by the pace of modern life. After his projects entitled "Workers" and "Exodus", Sebastião Salgado founded the Earth Institute in order to reforest a rural property covering 700 hectares in Brazil.  In many respects "Genesis" is a global corollary of the work carried out by the Earth Institute as it gave rise to the idea for the project: explore the beauty of the Earth.

    This exhibition presents photographs of landscapes, animals and people removed from the modern world: vast remote regions, intact and in silence, where nature still reigns supreme. Places where we can be nourished by the splendour of the polar regions, forests and tropical savannah, boiling deserts, mountains dominated by glaciers and solitary islands.  An incredible mosaic where nature is expressed in all its glory.

    The photographs of "Genesis" aspire to reveal this beauty and represent a homage to the fragility of a planet we all have the duty to protect.

    Further information about the exhibition "Genesis. Sebastião Salgado" (in Spanish only)

  • Plaza de España
    Torrejón de Ardoz
    From 30 March to 20 May 2017

    How does a tree work? How is humus created? What is wood? Forests are the terrestrial ecosystems with the greatest biodiversity in the world. They're an environmental reserve that contains the genetic heritage of billions of years of evolution. Trees regulate humidity and temperature, keep the water cycle working, purify the air, help to produce humus and protect the land from erosion.

    Throughout Spain woodland accounts for 29% of its surface area, representing one of the largest biodiversities in Europe. This exhibition shows visitors 18 of the most representative tree species in Catalonia.

    From humble worms, so vital to produce humus, to trees, the undeniable stars of the exhibition, this journey is the best way to enjoy and understand the complex ecosystem of a forest.

    Further information about the exhibition "The Forest. Much more than wood" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest:
    Leaflet from the exhibition "The Forest. Much more than wood" (PDF, 4,95 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Dossier from the exhibition "The Forest. Much more than wood" (PDF, 15 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Las Palmas
    From 10 April to 15 May 2017

    If there were no North Pole our planet would be so different we wouldn't recognise it.

    This travelling exhibition aims to show us the remarkable nature of the Arctic ecosystem, explaining the important role it plays in the world's climate and revealing its characteristics and biodiversity.

    Highlights of this exhibition are the sensational photographs by Andoni Canela, a prestigious nature photographer who has travelled throughout the Arctic region to bring us totally up-to-date images.

    With this exhibition, "la Caixa" Foundation aims to contribute to the Science in Society programme by raising scientific awareness regarding a particularly endangered ecosystem: the Arctic. It also hopes to promote critical thought and raise awareness of an important environmental problem: the effects of climate change on the Arctic and the consequences for the rest of the planet.

    Further information about the exhibition "The Arctic is breaking up" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest:
    Audio guide for the exhibition "The Arctic is breaking up" (AIF, 139 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Soria
    From 6 April to 5 May 2017

    For years now archaeologists and historians have paid particular attention to reconstructing the every lives of ancient peoples. Archaeological finds and literary texts provide us with quite an accurate view of how cities were organised and what the people living there were like. However, even in the best preserved Roman cities, such as Pompey, it's difficult to image the life in the streets: the businesses, smells, forms of expression and popular religious customs: everything known about the great scenarios of the Senate, Forum, theatres and circuses.

    Travelling in time, getting to know how men and women lived in other eras, taking part in their activities and rituals. We love the grandeur and opulence of life in the Roman Empire and are moved by the tiny details that bring them closer to our own time and make us feel we've inherited a culture dating back thousands of years. The Roman Empire has been one of the favourite destinations for this kind of journey, a fascinating period that has inspired novels, films and TV series.

    Romanorum Vita is an exhibition to raise awareness of history, designed for all kinds of audiences. It invites us to stroll around a Roman city, on any given day, just before Pompey was destroyed in 79 BC, at the height of the Roman Empire. And discovering that the Romans are not so different from ourselves…

    Information available in Braille and with audio description

    Further information about the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome" (in Spanish only)

    Blog of the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest:
    Teacher's Corner. Guide for teachers (PDF, 5,2 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Miranda de Ebro
    From 11 to 24 April 2017

    When we hear words such as "nanotechnology" or "biotechnology", most of us think of something very far removed from our everyday lives. This exhibition aims to show visitors that these technologies are present in everyone's life: from healthcare to art and even clothing, technology has inundated every aspect of our lives.

    "TECHNOREVOLUTION" is divided into three very different areas to help visitors get to know, experiment and play with some of the most revolutionary breakthroughs in the world of technology. Audiovisuals that provide an interesting way to clearly show each of the technologies that make up the exhibition's main thread: nanotechnology; biotechnology, ICTs (information and communication technologies), cognitive science and neuroscience. Applications that introduce us to technology in an experimental and fun way. At the end of the exhibition, school visits also have an educational workshop where they can work with robots that behave like human beings.

    Technology is everywhere. It makes our lives easier, helps us at work, observes us. Would you like to see some of its foremost advances?

    Further information about the exhibition "TechnoRevolution. Discover the advances in converging technologies" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest
    Audio guide for the exhibition "TechnoRevolution. Discover the advances in converging technologies" (AIF, 94,4 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Arrecife
    From 11 April to 10 May 2017

    The Earth is a privileged planet, as it possesses an exceptional substance: water. However, despite its apparent abundance, water, upon which we depend directly to live, is a limited resource. This exhibition invites reflection on the major technological, environmental and economic issues involved in managing water in cities. The great challenge consists in covering the supply needs of the population on a sustained basis and, thereafter, completing the cycle by returning the water in the best possible condition to the natural environment.

    The exhibition is based on different unique museographic elements, ranging from real parts to cutting-edge interactive multimedia montages, and is divided into three major areas.

    The initial introductory area presents the exceptional physical properties of liquid water and the close relationship between this unique compound and all living beings, including humans.

    The second area explores a city's water supply in-depth and shows what lies behind an apparently simple gesture like turning on a tap and obtaining drinking water that is 100% apt for human consumption. This area is based on an interactive game in which we play the role of water managers of a large city.

    The third and final area presents the challenges of the twenty-first century regarding the supply of drinking water in an urban environment, and shows how a responsible use of water can help to guarantee a better future for all.

    This exhibition has been produced jointly by ViAqua and "la Caixa" Foundation.

    Further information about the exhibition "H2Oh! Discover the secrets of your city's water" (in Spanish only)

  • Jaén
    From 18 April to 18 May 2017

    The exhibition "Illusionism. Magic or science?", presented by "la Caixa" Foundation, explores the relations between illusionism and science. The main idea is inspired by the premise that the brain is a factory of illusions. The reality we perceive is constructed based on the signals we receive from the exterior via our senses. These come together in the brain which is responsible for integrating and relating the information received with its own experiences, knowledge and expectations, thereby generating our own particular perception. But many different factors are involved in this process of interpretation that can alter the final outcome and open up cracks that arts, such as illusionism, can take advantage of to produce surprising effects that appear to contradict natural facts.

    The exhibition "Illusionism. Magic or science?" provides us with an accessible, educational and fun way to explore such phenomena and explains the scientific foundation of illusionism and some of the mechanisms it employs.

    The museum modules and resources are particularly designed to encourage a dialogue between friends and communication between parents and children in order to foster an exchange of opinion and experiences regarding such an appealing world.

    One of the distinctive features of this CosmoCaixa marquee is that it offers visitors the chance to enjoy knowledge by discovering the scientific basis underlying natural phenomena. In addition to such enjoyment, the exhibition "Illusionism. Magic or science?" also provides the magic of surprise. The "la Caixa" Foundation would like to invite all visitors to experience it.

    The app can be downloaded for free via the Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/es/app/ilusionismo/id587292603
    It will also soon be available at the CaixaMóvil Store on the "la Caixa" portal and the "la Caixa" iPhone apps.

    Further information about the exhibition "Illusionism. Magic or science?" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest:
    Leaflet from the exhibition "Illusionism. Magic or science?" (PDF, 1,66 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Badajoz
    From 25 April to 27 May 2017

    Continuing with the tradition of holding exhibitions related to the world of cinema, "la Caixa" Foundation presents a journey back in time to the years that saw the birth of the seventh art, via a visionary artist: Georges Méliès.

    Méliès revolutionised cinema: he built the very first film studio and promoted the production and distribution of films. He also worked as an actor and wrote and directed his own films. Thanks to all this, today he's considered to be the creator of cinematography.

    Georges Méliès was a precursor. Great plots, editing techniques and coloured films are the origin of one of the most popular and profitable genres in the history of the seventh art: fantasy films. Méliès' films convey vitality, creativity, illusion, fantasy and a sense of humour, and prove that anything is possible in the cinema.

    Exhibition produced with the participation of La Cinémathèque Française.

    Further information about the exhibition "Ladies and gentlemen, let the show begin. Georges Méliès and film of the 1900s" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest
    Leaflet from the exhibition "Ladies and gentlemen, let the show begin. Georges Méliès and film of the 1900s"  (PDF, 1,66 MB) (in Spanish only)

May

Consult the towns and cities holding some of our exhibitions this month.
  • Ciutadella
    From 29 March to 11 May 2017

    "Genesis" is the search for the origins of the world and planet we inhabit. A world that has evolved during thousands of years before being confronted by the pace of modern life. After his projects entitled "Workers" and "Exodus", Sebastião Salgado founded the Earth Institute in order to reforest a rural property covering 700 hectares in Brazil.  In many respects "Genesis" is a global corollary of the work carried out by the Earth Institute as it gave rise to the idea for the project: explore the beauty of the Earth.

    This exhibition presents photographs of landscapes, animals and people removed from the modern world: vast remote regions, intact and in silence, where nature still reigns supreme. Places where we can be nourished by the splendour of the polar regions, forests and tropical savannah, boiling deserts, mountains dominated by glaciers and solitary islands.  An incredible mosaic where nature is expressed in all its glory.

    The photographs of "Genesis" aspire to reveal this beauty and represent a homage to the fragility of a planet we all have the duty to protect.

    Further information about the exhibition "Genesis. Sebastião Salgado" (in Spanish only)

  • Torrejón de Ardoz
    From 30 March to 20 May 2017

    How does a tree work? How is humus created? What is wood? Forests are the terrestrial ecosystems with the greatest biodiversity in the world. They're an environmental reserve that contains the genetic heritage of billions of years of evolution. Trees regulate humidity and temperature, keep the water cycle working, purify the air, help to produce humus and protect the land from erosion.

    Throughout Spain woodland accounts for 29% of its surface area, representing one of the largest biodiversities in Europe. This exhibition shows visitors 18 of the most representative tree species in Catalonia.

    From humble worms, so vital to produce humus, to trees, the undeniable stars of the exhibition, this journey is the best way to enjoy and understand the complex ecosystem of a forest.

    Further information about the exhibition "The Forest. Much more than wood" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest:
    Leaflet from the exhibition "The Forest. Much more than wood" (PDF, 4,95 MB) (in Spanish only)
    Dossier from the exhibition "The Forest. Much more than wood" (PDF, 15 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Soria
    From 6 April to 5 May 2017

    For years now archaeologists and historians have paid particular attention to reconstructing the every lives of ancient peoples. Archaeological finds and literary texts provide us with quite an accurate view of how cities were organised and what the people living there were like. However, even in the best preserved Roman cities, such as Pompey, it's difficult to image the life in the streets: the businesses, smells, forms of expression and popular religious customs: everything known about the great scenarios of the Senate, Forum, theatres and circuses.

    Travelling in time, getting to know how men and women lived in other eras, taking part in their activities and rituals. We love the grandeur and opulence of life in the Roman Empire and are moved by the tiny details that bring them closer to our own time and make us feel we've inherited a culture dating back thousands of years. The Roman Empire has been one of the favourite destinations for this kind of journey, a fascinating period that has inspired novels, films and TV series.

    Romanorum Vita is an exhibition to raise awareness of history, designed for all kinds of audiences. It invites us to stroll around a Roman city, on any given day, just before Pompey was destroyed in 79 BC, at the height of the Roman Empire. And discovering that the Romans are not so different from ourselves…

    Information available in Braille and with audio description

    Further information about the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome" (in Spanish only)

    Blog of the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest:
    Teacher's Corner. Guide for teachers (PDF, 5,2 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Las Palmas
    From 10 April to 15 May 2017

    If there were no North Pole our planet would be so different we wouldn't recognise it.

    This travelling exhibition aims to show us the remarkable nature of the Arctic ecosystem, explaining the important role it plays in the world's climate and revealing its characteristics and biodiversity.

    Highlights of this exhibition are the sensational photographs by Andoni Canela, a prestigious nature photographer who has travelled throughout the Arctic region to bring us totally up-to-date images.

    With this exhibition, "la Caixa" Foundation aims to contribute to the Science in Society programme by raising scientific awareness regarding a particularly endangered ecosystem: the Arctic. It also hopes to promote critical thought and raise awareness of an important environmental problem: the effects of climate change on the Arctic and the consequences for the rest of the planet.

    Further information about the exhibition "The Arctic is breaking up" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest:
    Audio guide for the exhibition "The Arctic is breaking up" (AIF, 139 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Arrecife
    From 11 April to 10 May 2017

    The Earth is a privileged planet, as it possesses an exceptional substance: water. However, despite its apparent abundance, water, upon which we depend directly to live, is a limited resource. This exhibition invites reflection on the major technological, environmental and economic issues involved in managing water in cities. The great challenge consists in covering the supply needs of the population on a sustained basis and, thereafter, completing the cycle by returning the water in the best possible condition to the natural environment.

    The exhibition is based on different unique museographic elements, ranging from real parts to cutting-edge interactive multimedia montages, and is divided into three major areas.

    The initial introductory area presents the exceptional physical properties of liquid water and the close relationship between this unique compound and all living beings, including humans.

    The second area explores a city's water supply in-depth and shows what lies behind an apparently simple gesture like turning on a tap and obtaining drinking water that is 100% apt for human consumption. This area is based on an interactive game in which we play the role of water managers of a large city.

    The third and final area presents the challenges of the twenty-first century regarding the supply of drinking water in an urban environment, and shows how a responsible use of water can help to guarantee a better future for all.

    This exhibition has been produced jointly by ViAqua and "la Caixa" Foundation.

    Further information about the exhibition "H2Oh! Discover the secrets of your city's water" (in Spanish only)

  • Badajoz
    From 25 April to 27 May 2017

    Continuing with the tradition of holding exhibitions related to the world of cinema, "la Caixa" Foundation presents a journey back in time to the years that saw the birth of the seventh art, via a visionary artist: Georges Méliès.

    Méliès revolutionised cinema: he built the very first film studio and promoted the production and distribution of films. He also worked as an actor and wrote and directed his own films. Thanks to all this, today he's considered to be the creator of cinematography.

    Georges Méliès was a precursor. Great plots, editing techniques and coloured films are the origin of one of the most popular and profitable genres in the history of the seventh art: fantasy films. Méliès' films convey vitality, creativity, illusion, fantasy and a sense of humour, and prove that anything is possible in the cinema.

    Exhibition produced with the participation of La Cinémathèque Française.

    Further information about the exhibition "Ladies and gentlemen, let the show begin. Georges Méliès and film of the 1900s" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest
    Leaflet from the exhibition "Ladies and gentlemen, let the show begin. Georges Méliès and film of the 1900s"  (PDF, 1,66 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Almería
    From 4 May to 9 June, 2017

    "Genesis" is the search for the origins of the world and planet we inhabit. A world that has evolved during thousands of years before being confronted by the pace of modern life. After his projects entitled "Workers" and "Exodus", Sebastião Salgado founded the Earth Institute in order to reforest a rural property covering 700 hectares in Brazil.  In many respects "Genesis" is a global corollary of the work carried out by the Earth Institute as it gave rise to the idea for the project: explore the beauty of the Earth.

    This exhibition presents photographs of landscapes, animals and people removed from the modern world: vast remote regions, intact and in silence, where nature still reigns supreme. Places where we can be nourished by the splendour of the polar regions, forests and tropical savannah, boiling deserts, mountains dominated by glaciers and solitary islands.  An incredible mosaic where nature is expressed in all its glory.

    The photographs of "Genesis" aspire to reveal this beauty and represent a homage to the fragility of a planet we all have the duty to protect.

    Further information about the exhibition "Genesis. Sebastião Salgado" (in Spanish only)

  • Barakaldo
    From 11 May to 25 June 2017

    The Earth is a privileged planet, as it possesses an exceptional substance: water. However, despite its apparent abundance, water, upon which we depend directly to live, is a limited resource. This exhibition invites reflection on the major technological, environmental and economic issues involved in managing water in cities. The great challenge consists in covering the supply needs of the population on a sustained basis and, thereafter, completing the cycle by returning the water in the best possible condition to the natural environment.

    The exhibition is based on different unique museographic elements, ranging from real parts to cutting-edge interactive multimedia montages, and is divided into three major areas.

    The initial introductory area presents the exceptional physical properties of liquid water and the close relationship between this unique compound and all living beings, including humans.

    The second area explores a city's water supply in-depth and shows what lies behind an apparently simple gesture like turning on a tap and obtaining drinking water that is 100% apt for human consumption. This area is based on an interactive game in which we play the role of water managers of a large city.

    The third and final area presents the challenges of the twenty-first century regarding the supply of drinking water in an urban environment, and shows how a responsible use of water can help to guarantee a better future for all.

    This exhibition has been produced jointly by ViAqua and "la Caixa" Foundation.

    Further information about the exhibition "H2Oh! Discover the secrets of your city's water" (in Spanish only)

  • Ibiza
    From 18 May to 14 June, 2017

     

    "Genesis" is the search for the origins of the world and planet we inhabit. A world that has evolved during thousands of years before being confronted by the pace of modern life. After his projects entitled "Workers" and "Exodus", Sebastião Salgado founded the Earth Institute in order to reforest a rural property covering 700 hectares in Brazil.  In many respects "Genesis" is a global corollary of the work carried out by the Earth Institute as it gave rise to the idea for the project: explore the beauty of the Earth.

    This exhibition presents photographs of landscapes, animals and people removed from the modern world: vast remote regions, intact and in silence, where nature still reigns supreme. Places where we can be nourished by the splendour of the polar regions, forests and tropical savannah, boiling deserts, mountains dominated by glaciers and solitary islands.  An incredible mosaic where nature is expressed in all its glory.

    The photographs of "Genesis" aspire to reveal this beauty and represent a homage to the fragility of a planet we all have the duty to protect.

    Further information about the exhibition "Genesis. Sebastião Salgado" (in Spanish only)

  • Ciudad Real
    From 19 May to 23 June 2017

    The Earth is a privileged planet, as it possesses an exceptional substance: water. However, despite its apparent abundance, water, upon which we depend directly to live, is a limited resource. This exhibition invites reflection on the major technological, environmental and economic issues involved in managing water in cities. The great challenge consists in covering the supply needs of the population on a sustained basis and, thereafter, completing the cycle by returning the water in the best possible condition to the natural environment.

    The exhibition is based on different unique museographic elements, ranging from real parts to cutting-edge interactive multimedia montages, and is divided into three major areas.

    The initial introductory area presents the exceptional physical properties of liquid water and the close relationship between this unique compound and all living beings, including humans.

    The second area explores a city's water supply in-depth and shows what lies behind an apparently simple gesture like turning on a tap and obtaining drinking water that is 100% apt for human consumption. This area is based on an interactive game in which we play the role of water managers of a large city.

    The third and final area presents the challenges of the twenty-first century regarding the supply of drinking water in an urban environment, and shows how a responsible use of water can help to guarantee a better future for all.

    This exhibition has been produced jointly by ViAqua and "la Caixa" Foundation.

    Further information about the exhibition "H2Oh! Discover the secrets of your city's water" (in Spanish only)

  • Villarrobledo
    From 23 May to 4 June 2017

    When we hear words such as "nanotechnology" or "biotechnology", most of us think of something very far removed from our everyday lives. This exhibition aims to show visitors that these technologies are present in everyone's life: from healthcare to art and even clothing, technology has inundated every aspect of our lives.

    "TECHNOREVOLUTION" is divided into three very different areas to help visitors get to know, experiment and play with some of the most revolutionary breakthroughs in the world of technology. Audiovisuals that provide an interesting way to clearly show each of the technologies that make up the exhibition's main thread: nanotechnology; biotechnology, ICTs (information and communication technologies), cognitive science and neuroscience. Applications that introduce us to technology in an experimental and fun way. At the end of the exhibition, school visits also have an educational workshop where they can work with robots that behave like human beings.

    Technology is everywhere. It makes our lives easier, helps us at work, observes us. Would you like to see some of its foremost advances?

    Further information about the exhibition "TechnoRevolution. Discover the advances in converging technologies" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest
    Audio guide for the exhibition "TechnoRevolution. Discover the advances in converging technologies" (AIF, 94,4 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • Puerto de la Cruz
    From 23 May to 12 June 2017

    If there were no North Pole our planet would be so different we wouldn't recognise it.

    This travelling exhibition aims to show us the remarkable nature of the Arctic ecosystem, explaining the important role it plays in the world's climate and revealing its characteristics and biodiversity.

    Highlights of this exhibition are the sensational photographs by Andoni Canela, a prestigious nature photographer who has travelled throughout the Arctic region to bring us totally up-to-date images.

    With this exhibition, "la Caixa" Foundation aims to contribute to the Science in Society programme by raising scientific awareness regarding a particularly endangered ecosystem: the Arctic. It also hopes to promote critical thought and raise awareness of an important environmental problem: the effects of climate change on the Arctic and the consequences for the rest of the planet.

    Further information about the exhibition "The Arctic is breaking up" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest:
    Audio guide for the exhibition "The Arctic is breaking up" (AIF, 139 MB) (in Spanish only)

  • A Coruña
    From 26 May to 30 June 2017

    For years now archaeologists and historians have paid particular attention to reconstructing the every lives of ancient peoples. Archaeological finds and literary texts provide us with quite an accurate view of how cities were organised and what the people living there were like. However, even in the best preserved Roman cities, such as Pompey, it's difficult to image the life in the streets: the businesses, smells, forms of expression and popular religious customs: everything known about the great scenarios of the Senate, Forum, theatres and circuses.

    Travelling in time, getting to know how men and women lived in other eras, taking part in their activities and rituals. We love the grandeur and opulence of life in the Roman Empire and are moved by the tiny details that bring them closer to our own time and make us feel we've inherited a culture dating back thousands of years. The Roman Empire has been one of the favourite destinations for this kind of journey, a fascinating period that has inspired novels, films and TV series.

    Romanorum Vita is an exhibition to raise awareness of history, designed for all kinds of audiences. It invites us to stroll around a Roman city, on any given day, just before Pompey was destroyed in 79 BC, at the height of the Roman Empire. And discovering that the Romans are not so different from ourselves…

    Information available in Braille and with audio description

    Further information about the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome" (in Spanish only)

    Blog of the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome" (in Spanish only)

    Materials of interest:
    Teacher's Corner. Guide for teachers (PDF, 5,2 MB) (in Spanish only)