Art, science and culture, closer than you ever imagined

May

Consult the towns and cities holding some of our exhibitions this month.
  • Camí de Baix
    Ciutadella
    From 29 March to 11 Mai 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 Mai 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)

  • Plaza Mayor
    Soria
    From 6 April to 5 Mai 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)

  • Parque de San Telmo (estación de guaguas)
    Las Palmas de Gran Canarias
    From 10 April to 15 Mai 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)

  • Frente a la Ciudad Deportiva de Lanzarote
    Arrecife
    From 11 April to 10 Mai 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)

  • Explanada de El Corte Inglés. C. Virgen de la Cabeza
    Jaén
    From 18 April to 18 Mai 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)

  • Plaza de la Catedral
    Cádiz
    From 25 April to 7 June 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)

  • Mirador de la Rambla/Avda. Federico García Lorca
    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)

  • Herriko Plaza
    Barakaldo
    From 11 May to 25 June 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)

  • C. de Lluís Tur i Palau del Port d'Eivissa
    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)

  • Plaza de Ramón y Cajal
    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)

  • Explanada del Muelle (parking)
    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)

  • Explanada del Pabellón de Deportes de Riazor / Avda. de Buenos Aires
    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)

June

Consult the towns and cities holding some of our exhibitions this month.
  • Plaza de la Catedral
    Cádiz
    From 25 April to 7 June 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)

  • Mirador de la Rambla/Avda. Federico García Lorca
    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)

  • Herriko Plaza
    Barakaldo
    From 11 May to 25 June 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)

  • C. de Lluís Tur i Palau del Port d'Eivissa
    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)

  • Plaza de Ramón y Cajal
    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)

  • Explanada del Muelle (parking)
    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)

  • Explanada del Pabellón de Deportes de Riazor / Avda. de Buenos Aires
    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)

  • Huesca
    From 2 June to 4 July 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)

  • Jerez de la Frontera
    From 6 June to 6 July 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)

  • Villajoyosa
    From 7 to 22 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)

  • Santander
    From 15 June to 13 July 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)

  • Gijón
    From 15 June to 20 July 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)

  • Marbella
    From 21 June to 20 July 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)

  • Logroño
    From 26 June to 20 July 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)

  • Jaca
    From 27 June to 24 July 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)

July

Consult the towns and cities holding some of our exhibitions this month.
  • Huesca
    From 2 June to 4 July 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)

  • Jerez de la Frontera
    From 6 June to 6 July 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)

  • Villajoyosa
    From 7 to 22 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)

  • Santander
    From 15 June to 13 July 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)

  • Gijón
    From 15 June to 20 July 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)

  • Marbella
    From 21 June to 20 July 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)

  • Logroño
    From 26 June to 20 July 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)

  • Jaca
    From 27 June to 24 July 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)

  • Gandía
    From 11 July to 4 September 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)

  • Donostia
    From 17 July to 29 August 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)

  • Fuengirola
    From 18 July to 12 September 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)

  • Castro Urdiales
    From 21 July to 31 August 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)

  • Valencia
    From 25 July to 31 August 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)

  • Castellón de la Plana
    From 26 July to 31 August 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)

  • Laredo
    From 26 July to 29 August 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)

  • Conil de la Frontera
    From 27 July to 1 September 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)

  • Alicante
    From 27 July to 7 September 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)

  • Potes
    From 28 July to 1 September 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)