MEAM - European Museum of Modern Art
The Museu Europeu d'Art Modern exhibits the best Contemporary Figurative Art. It is owned by to Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes which purpose is the promotion and diffusion of Figurative Art of the twentieth and twenty-first century. The claim of MEAM is to find a new contemporary language that does not deny tradition but arises for a leap forward in the new century. In addition, each two-year the Foundation organizes the Award of Figurative Painting and Sculpture and manages the web site “Figurativas en Red” that opens a window to the world on the works of contemporary figurative artists. The MEAM is currently located in the Palau Gomis, between the streets of the Borne district of Barcelona, a neighborhood where culture is ever present and that reflects all the charm of the Old Town, an area that has managed to combine tradition and modernity and has become a must for tourists attracted by Barcelona monumental and its culture. The MEAM is contrasting to other Contemporary Art Museums by providing shelter to artists practicing Figurative Art. These works are rarely exhibited in museums, collections from foundations or institutions, for which the concept of contemporaneity is identified more with experimentation, abstraction, video art … In June 2011, the MEAM finally opened its doors, and did it by presenting to the public a collection of highly original Figurative painting and sculpture by Contemporary artists. The opening of this museum is a before and after for figuration and in this way occupies its rightful place in the public image of Contemporary Art.