You can find guided tours, poetry recitals, live music, dance and dramatised itineraries.
There is one night every year when museums refuse to go to bed. With several activities planned for the occasion, museums are eagerly awaiting the visit of the night owls. After two years of slowing down due to the pandemic, La Nit dels Museus, a now traditional event, will regain all its lustre and will do so with more proposals than ever. There will be around sixty activities, including children's workshops, competitions, guided and dramatised tours, poetry and music recitals, dance performances, and even a gymkhana and a correfoc. In addition, the Porta de Mar and the Temple d'August (MUHBA), the Jardí Botànic del Museu de Ciències Naturals, the Museu de la Xocolata, the FC Barcelona Museum, the Opisso, the Palau Robert and Arts Santa Mònica have also been incorporated into the event, compared to last year's edition. It will take place on Saturday, 14 May between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m., and admission to all museum spaces and municipal facilities taking part in La Nit dels Museus will be free.
Among the many exhibitions that are now on the programme and can therefore be visited are Picasso projecte blau, at Museu Picasso; El llegat més íntim, at the Fundació Joan Miró; and Els Català, fotògrafs d’un segle, at the Museu d’Història de Catalunya. You can also visit Obeliscs industrials. Xemeneies/BCN, at the Oliva Artés; Jo, de petita anava al port, at the Museu Marítim de Barcelona; and Una mirada LGTBI+ a Planeta Vida, at the Museu de Ciències Naturals del Parc del Fòrum. Some other highligts are the exhibition of works by René Magritte at CaixaForum Barcelona, the retrospectives of Marguerite Duras at La Virreina Centre de la Imatge and of Isidre Prunés at the Institut del Teatre Museum, and that of Teresa Lanceta at MACBA. There will be up to 120 samples for a wide range of tastes and styles.
As for the activities, you will find a wide variety of shows at Sant Lluc, the Fundació Joan Brossa - Centre de les Arts Lliures, the Museu d’Arqueologia and at the Jardí Botànic, dramatised tours at the MMB, theatre at the Arts Santa Mònica, and dance at the Museu de l’Institut del Teatre and the NAT in the Parc del Fòrum.
Check the website of La Nit dels Museus to find out all the details of the programme.