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Museu Can Mario, Calella de Palafrugell

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Can Mario Museum is the Fundació Vila Casas Museum of Contemporary Sculpture in Palafrugell (Costa Brava). It was opened in 2004. It has around 220 works on show dating from the 1960s to the present day by a wide range of artists born or living in Catalonia. Temporary exhibitions are also held every year.

Temporary exhibitions are organised every year. Can Mario was a cork factory dating from the early 20th century and was one of the buildings of the Miquel & Vincke cork company. Today it is a place for contemplating art situated in the Plaça de Can Mario, where we can also find a modernista water tower and the Cork Museum.

Since April 2011, 33 sculptures by artists from the Empordà region of Catalonia have been placed in the Gardens of Can Mario, as permanent, open air exhibits. In October of the same year the Empordà Gallery was opened in the Museum, for holding temporary exhibitions of artists from the region.
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  • By chance we decided to visit on the inaugoral day of a new exhibition, Localismes Universals (open until early May '22). What a treat! Not only a huge selection of Catalan contemporary sculpture... 
    By chance we decided to visit on the inaugoral day of a new exhibition, Localismes Universals (open until early May '22). What a treat! Not only a huge selection of Catalan contemporary sculpture...  more »
  • Span does art with less pretension than the rest of Europe and this little regional museum is a perfect example. You dont need the guide book, just cruise around and enjoy what inspires you. Really... 
    Span does art with less pretension than the rest of Europe and this little regional museum is a perfect example. You dont need the guide book, just cruise around and enjoy what inspires you. Really...  more »
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  • Can Mario hosts one of the most interesting museums outside of Barcelona. Currently offering an exhibition on the collaboration between 3 giants of the Catalan art scene, Gaudí, Miró and Gomis, to create some of the most emblematic architecture and art using materials like cement, ceramics, glass and metals in new and creative ways. The permanent collection is also full of surprises from contemporary artists. In short, a must see/do when in the Palafrugell area.
  • Cool! If you like art, and especially modern art, this is a great destination. Don’t worry about the admission fee, as it’s €2 or €3 if I recall correctly.

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