Art, science and culture, closer than you ever imagined

July

Consult the towns and cities holding some of our exhibitions this month.
  • Plaza de Sète, puerto de Castellón
    Castellón de la Plana
    From 7 June to 6 July 2018

    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"

    Blog of the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome"

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

  • Plaza Porticada
    Santander
    From 7 June to 7 July 2018

    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?"

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

  • Paseo del Dique de Levante, puerto de Torrevieja
    Torrevieja
    From 12 June to 16 July 2018

    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 de l’Univers
    Reus
    From 13 June to 21 July 2018

    "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"

  • Calle Vista Alegre, 1
    Vilagarcía de Arousa
    From 20 June to 20 July 2018

    "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"

  • Paseo del Puerto
    Gandía
    From 28 June to 23 July 2018

    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"

    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 sa Riba
    Ibiza
    From 29 June to 23 July 2018

    Picasso's Guernica is one of the most famous and widely reproduced, admired and reinterpreted works in the history of art, and an icon of the 20th century.

    Originally created for the Paris Exhibition of 1937 as propaganda for the Second Spanish Republic, the painting was later used to support refugees from the Civil War. After the Second World War it was deposited at the MoMA and became a symbol of modern art.

    Guernica has travelled far and wide: from Paris to New York, from São Paulo to Stockholm, from London to Milan, from Munich to Madrid, as well as many other cities in Europe and America. It has also become a symbol for a host of civil protests and unrest: from the Vietnam War in the 1960s to the war in Syria and the refugee crisis.

    The impact of Picasso's work, and in particular Guernica, challenges the memory and visual imagery of our time and is still entirely valid today.

    Further information about the exhibition "Picasso, Guernica's travels"

    Materials of interest
    Leaflet from the exhibition "Picasso, Guernica's travels" (PDF, 980 KB) (in Spanish only)

  • Calzada del Ejército
    Sanlúcar de Barrameda
    From 3 to 23 July 2018
    Exhibition in collaboration with Fundación CajaSol

    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"

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

  • Plaza de las Batallas. Av. de la Barrosa (esquina c. Asunción)
    Chiclana de la Frontera
    From 5 to 24 July 2018
    Exhibition in collaboration with Fundación CajaSol

    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"

  • Pinar de Perruquet. La Pineda
    Vila-seca
    From 25 July to 30 August 2018

    "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"

  • Paseo marítimo del puerto de Alicante
    Alicante
    From 26 July to 31 August 2018

    "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"

  • Plaza de SS. MM. los Reyes de España. Parque de l'Aigüera
    Benidorm
    From 27 July to 3 September 2018

    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?"

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

  • Paseo Marítimo Rey de España (esquina c. General Rodrigo)
    Fuengirola
    From 27 July to 10 September 2018

    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"

    Blog of the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome"

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

  • Llano de Samper
    Jaca
    From 30 July to 29 August 2018

    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"

    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)

  • Paseo marítimo. Av. Ciudad de Alicante
    Cullera
    From 30 July to 2 September 2018

    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"

  • Parque de Amestoy
    Castro Urdiales
    From 30 July to 8 September 2018

    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"

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

  • Jardines del Náutico
    Gijón
    From 31 July to 31 August 2018

    Picasso's Guernica is one of the most famous and widely reproduced, admired and reinterpreted works in the history of art, and an icon of the 20th century.

    Originally created for the Paris Exhibition of 1937 as propaganda for the Second Spanish Republic, the painting was later used to support refugees from the Civil War. After the Second World War it was deposited at the MoMA and became a symbol of modern art.

    Guernica has travelled far and wide: from Paris to New York, from São Paulo to Stockholm, from London to Milan, from Munich to Madrid, as well as many other cities in Europe and America. It has also become a symbol for a host of civil protests and unrest: from the Vietnam War in the 1960s to the war in Syria and the refugee crisis.

    The impact of Picasso's work, and in particular Guernica, challenges the memory and visual imagery of our time and is still entirely valid today.

    Further information about the exhibition "Picasso, Guernica's travels"

    Materials of interest
    Leaflet from the exhibition "Picasso, Guernica's travels" (PDF, 980 KB) (in Spanish only)

  • Paseo marítimo (confluencia con c. García Leániz)
    Laredo
    From 31 July to 4 September 2018

    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)

August

Consult the towns and cities holding some of our exhibitions this month.
  • Pinar de Perruquet. La Pineda
    Vila-seca
    From 25 July to 30 August 2018

    "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"

  • Passeig marítim del port d’Alacant
    Alacant
    Del 26 de juliol al 31 d'agost de 2018

    "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"

  • Plaza de SS. MM. los Reyes de España. Parque de l'Aigüera
    Benidorm
    From 27 July to 3 September 2018

    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?"

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

  • Paseo Marítimo Rey de España (esquina c. General Rodrigo)
    Fuengirola
    From 27 July to 10 September 2018

    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"

    Blog of the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome"

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

  • Llano de Samper
    Jaca
    From 30 July to 29 August 2018

    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"

    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)

  • Paseo marítimo. Av. Ciudad de Alicante
    Cullera
    From 30 July to 2 September 2018

    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"

  • Parque de Amestoy
    Castro Urdiales
    From 30 July to 8 September 2018

    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"

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

  • Jardines del Náutico
    Gijón
    From 31 July to 31 August 2018

    Picasso's Guernica is one of the most famous and widely reproduced, admired and reinterpreted works in the history of art, and an icon of the 20th century.

    Originally created for the Paris Exhibition of 1937 as propaganda for the Second Spanish Republic, the painting was later used to support refugees from the Civil War. After the Second World War it was deposited at the MoMA and became a symbol of modern art.

    Guernica has travelled far and wide: from Paris to New York, from São Paulo to Stockholm, from London to Milan, from Munich to Madrid, as well as many other cities in Europe and America. It has also become a symbol for a host of civil protests and unrest: from the Vietnam War in the 1960s to the war in Syria and the refugee crisis.

    The impact of Picasso's work, and in particular Guernica, challenges the memory and visual imagery of our time and is still entirely valid today.

    Further information about the exhibition "Picasso, Guernica's travels"

    Materials of interest
    Leaflet from the exhibition "Picasso, Guernica's travels"  (PDF, 980 KB) (in Spanish only)

  • Paseo marítimo (confluencia con c. García Leániz)
    Laredo
    From 31 July to 4 September 2018

    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)

September

Consult the towns and cities holding some of our exhibitions this month.
  • Plaza de SS. MM. los Reyes de España. Parque de l'Aigüera
    Benidorm
    From 27 July to 3 September 2018

    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?"

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

  • Paseo Marítimo Rey de España (esquina c. General Rodrigo)
    Fuengirola
    From 27 July to 10 September 2018

    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"

    Blog of the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome"

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

  • Paseo marítimo. Av. Ciudad de Alicante
    Cullera
    From 30 July to 2 September 2018

    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"

  • Parque de Amestoy
    Castro Urdiales
    From 30 July to 8 September 2018

    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"

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

  • Paseo marítimo (confluencia con c. García Leániz)
    Laredo
    From 31 July to 4 September 2018

    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)

  • Ponferrada
    From 4 September to 2 October 2018

    "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"

  • Tudela
    From 5 September to 2 October 2018
    Exhibition in collaboration with Fundación CajaNavarra

    "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"

  • Estepona
    From 6 September to 2 October 2018

    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"

    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)

  • Córdoba
    From 6 September to 3 October 2018

    Picasso's Guernica is one of the most famous and widely reproduced, admired and reinterpreted works in the history of art, and an icon of the 20th century.

    Originally created for the Paris Exhibition of 1937 as propaganda for the Second Spanish Republic, the painting was later used to support refugees from the Civil War. After the Second World War it was deposited at the MoMA and became a symbol of modern art.

    Guernica has travelled far and wide: from Paris to New York, from São Paulo to Stockholm, from London to Milan, from Munich to Madrid, as well as many other cities in Europe and America. It has also become a symbol for a host of civil protests and unrest: from the Vietnam War in the 1960s to the war in Syria and the refugee crisis.

    The impact of Picasso's work, and in particular Guernica, challenges the memory and visual imagery of our time and is still entirely valid today.

    Further information about the exhibition "Picasso, Guernica's travels"

    Materials of interest
    Leaflet from the exhibition "Picasso, Guernica's travels" (PDF, 980 KB) (in Spanish only)

  • Bilbao
    From 13 September to 13 October 2018

    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"

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

  • Valladolid
    From 19 September to 6 November 2018

    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)

  • Cádiz
    From 25 September to 6 November 2018
    Exhibition in collaboration with Fundación CajaSol

    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?"

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