Cycle curated by the Abelló Museum

On December 26, 2022, Joan Abelló would be 100 years old. The painter and collector from Mollet bequeathed to his hometown all his art collection, consisting, in addition to his pictorial work, of an important art collection that he collected throughout his life. . Today, the Joan Abelló Municipal Foundation has more than 11,000 records, including the most important collections of paintings and sculptures by Catalan artists from the second half of the 19th century to the 1970s.

Curiously, Abelló was always attracted by the work of his contemporaries, by the most contemporary movements and also by the art of the new generations. He always expressed his will and obligation to support the youngest artists and for this reason one of the main objectives of the Foundation is to study and disseminate the work of visual artists linked to the territory and Catalonia. Projects such as L’Aparador and Mollet Art have always received the support and enthusiasm of Abelló, who believed that young artists should have the support of administrations and collectors to develop their work.

On the eve of celebrating its centenary, we present the cycle Dialogues with Abelló in L’Aparador del Museu, where artists of the new generations will establish a dialogue with the legacy of Joan Abelló.


Dialogue 1. Lara Costafreda illustrates ‘Tea Time’
from May 14 to September 12, 2021

Dialogue 2. Maite Caramés, ‘Mirabilia del pintor’
from October 28, 2021 to February 27, 2022

Dialogue 3. Cristina Forés, Sílvia Jordan and Anna Mas, ‘Confidences at tea time’
from March 11, 2022 to July 10, 2022