We have asked Montse Morales to write a text about the Big Draw. As someone who has known the Big Draw since its early days in London, she had been looking for an institution that wanted to bring the Big Draw to the city, and it was she that offered us the idea, made us understand it, and encouraged us to go ahead with it.
Montse is a psychologist and professor of Visual and Plastic Arts Education; responsible for the art section of the children’s and youth’s magazine Cavall Fort and coordinator of the Urban Culture blog of the Master’s Degree in Environmental Intervention from the University of Barcelona, from where she has carried out numerous studies about topics related to childhood and the city.
Pencils ready! The “Big Draw, la Festa del Dibuix” has arrived! For the fourth year in a row the museum is celebrating this festa dedicated to drawing. Initially organised by The Campaign for Drawing, the project has become spread all over the world. Next Sunday, October 20th, you will be able to enjoy 25 free workshops from 11am to 7pm. For sure you won’t stop drawing!
We are starting 2013 very much on the right foot and with good perspectives for the future of the museum. Nevertheless, we don’t want to forget everything we did in 2012, so you can find here a small selection of images of some of the projects we carried out in the museum last year:
In 2012 we started a new period in the hands of the director Bernardo Laniado-Romero, focusing especially on a revision of the Collection of the museum, as well as giving emphasis to education and accessibility from all the fields.
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On yet another Thursday, we met up to discuss a new book in the Reading Club of the museum. This time it was the turn of Berger on Drawing by John Berger, in relation to the activity of the Big Draw, la Festa del Dibuix that took place this last month of October.
Despite the threat of rain, this year’s Festa del Dibuix was a major success of participation! A Big Thanks to the big and small ones, workshop leaders, institutions, monitors and collaborators for making this day a big Big Draw! And here we leave you with a small selection of the photos that were taken:
For the third year in a row, pencils are being sharpened in preparation for the return of the Big Draw on Sunday 21st October. This festivity is a proposal that originates from London and that little by little has spread around the world. Pencils, felt tip pens, paints, cardboard, paint brushes, pieces of paper or just bits of paper… all the materials are valid for letting your imagination fly and starting to draw, from toddlers to the oldest ones, drawing is ageless!
Very happy with the results of the previous years, this year we’re repeating the experience with more workshop leaders, spaces and collaborators. Read more »
When our director Pepe Serra said goodbye to the team at the Museu Picasso he told us: ‘We have done ten years’ work in five years.’ What follows is a brief summary of some of the projects carried out during his time as director.
· Research and development of exhibitions that contribute knowledge and added value.
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The task of choosing the most representative images of this year that is coming to an end was far from easy. Between us, we have worked on a lot of projects! Exhibitions, activities, research and restoration, education, registrar, library, publications, communications, administration, visitor services… it’s a long list. Here, then, is just a taste of what the museum has done in 2011.
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On Sunday 23 October we celebrated the second annual Big Draw Festival of Drawing, an initiative originally launched in London that explores drawing not only as a creative medium but also as a great form of communication, learning and recreation for people of all ages.
Big Draw in Barcelona has been a great participatory event thanks to you all. See you next year!!!