Valencia celebrates International Museum Day this Wednesday, May 18, with activities, free tickets and extraordinary opening hours, in a program that will last until the weekend, with the Night of the Museums next Saturday.
ABC compiles some of the main events that will take place on the occasion of this appointment.
Fundación Bancaja joins the celebration of International Museum Day next Wednesday, May 18, with an open day, which will allow you to enjoy, with free admission, its four current exhibitions that show works from the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection and from the Valencian artists Sanleón, Porcar, Lahuerta, Lozano, Pinazo, Sorolla and Mongrell.
The open day for these four exhibitions can be enjoyed on Wednesday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the headquarters of Plaza Tetuán, 23.
On May 18, the La Nau Cultural Center offers guided tours of this historic building, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1981, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. It is the oldest and most emblematic of the University of Valencia.
Wednesday May 18. Open day. Free entrance. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday May 21. Museum Night. Extraordinary opening from 20:00 to 24:00. Free entrance. Guided night tours at 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
On May 18, the IVAM, with the proposals designed by the Inventory group, invites the public with an open microphone to review what the limits and prohibitions of the museum are: can you enter the museum with weapons? with marine animals? with antiques? The activity, which is entitled 'The cracks of NO', will close with a 'performance'. On the other hand, visitors will be able to bring to the museum any object they are curious about. What is a catenary for? How is it used? Can a 'pen' be an everyday object in a museum? The members of Inventario propose questions and imaginations about the objects that live inside the IVAM, as well as about objects that each one of us has at home.
On May 18, at 11:30 a.m., the IVAM will host the theatrical performance 'Petroli' by the Baccalaureate students of the IES Barri del Carme, an interdisciplinary educational project promoted by the museum that takes as its starting point the novel 'Julia' by Isabel-Clara Simó.
May 21, Night of the Museums
On the occasion of the Night of the Museums, the IVAM has organized a guided tour of the Carmen neighborhood that will have sound as the common thread. From the hand of the Societat Doctor Alonso and the Baccalaureate students of the IES Barri del Carme, a walk has been designed that uses tools typical of theater, the body, thought and cinema.
Another activity that will take place on May 21 and 22 will be 'Cossos capaços', a workshop included in the Programa d'art i context, by M. Reme Silvestre and the osteopath Daniela Cerón. Through emotional and psychosomatic exercises, they will relate the manual techniques of osteopathy, the body and its scars, and our own connection with the world around us.
An opera recital with the singers of the Center de Perfeccionament of the Palau de les Arts and guided tours of the exhibitions complete the program of the Museum Night.
activities for families
From May 16 to 20, the educational project 'Torna, Renau!' will close, carried out by IVAM together with a team of urban artists and twelve educational centres. On the occasion of International Museum Day, the IVAM will host different activities for families such as the 'Tape Park' and 'Esperant un joc' workshops. The girls and boys who have participated in 'L'extraordinari', an extracurricular artistic leisure activity at the IVAM, will also be the protagonists of a day in which they will show their work and the knowledge acquired with all the communities that have been created in around this educational project.
'IVAM in the territory'
Within the line 'L'IVAM al territori', biologist Luisa Abenza will give a conference on May 21 on bird tracking. The talk is part of the 'Dense Presents' cycle, which addresses the conflict that the Albufera de València Natural Park is experiencing.
On May 19, the IVAM opens the exhibition 'Art in a wasteland 1939-1959' at the Museu de Belles Arts de Castelló. The exhibition brings together around 150 works belonging, most of them, to the IVAM collection, with the aim of approaching the diversity of ways of doing things that produced a determining historical context: the end of the Civil War and the Second World War.
Wednesday, May 18
11:00 a.m. Town Hall Square. "Guided tour of the fossils of the Plaza del Ayuntamiento". Given by Miquel de Renzi (Emeritus Professor of Paleontology) Margarita Belinchón (former director of the Museum of Natural Sciences).
11:00 a.m. Benlliure House Museum. Guided tour of the Benlliure House Museum.
11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Valencian History Museum. Guided tour, "The power of museums: innovation in accessibility".
12:00 p.m. Museum of Natural Sciences. Inauguration of the exhibition "Mediterranean Cetacean Migration Corridor".
12:00 p.m. Cervelló Palace. "Guided tour of the palace."
12:15 p.m. Benlliure House Museum. Guided tour of the Benlliure House Museum.
1:00 p.m. Valencian History Museum. Guided tour, "The power of museums: innovation in accessibility".
5:00 p.m. Benlliure House Museum. Guided tour of the Benlliure House Museum.
17:00h. Casa Museo Blasco Ibáñez. "Blasco. A film life", theatrical visit.
6:00 p.m. Cervelló Palace. "Guided tour of the palace"
19.00h. House Museum Blasco Ibáñez. "Blasco Ibáñez Literary Route, the Horse and May Flower" Meeting point: fountain of the square of the Spanish Navy, prior reservation.
Saturday, May 21
11:00 a.m. Valencian History Museum. "Explore the museum." Guided tour of the museum's permanent exhibition. Adult and family audience.
12:30 p.m. Come and play as a family: FOLLOW THE TRACK- Special DIM!! "The power of museums. Innovate in digitization"
5:30 p.m. History Museum of Valencia.HISTOLAB. Special DIM. "SCRIPTORY".
8:00 p.m. Cervello Palace. Musical performance "Wot: Women on Tap". Sandra Miralles, Yolanda García and Virginia Vila. With their pin-up style characterization and three-voice harmonies as a hallmark, they are able to make the public feel their passion and enjoyment for the music of the wonderful 40s, 50s and 60s.
Sunday, May 22
11:00 a.m. Valencian History Museum. Explore the Museum.
12:30 p.m. Valencian History Museum. Come play as a family. Special DIM. A SUITCASE IN THE MUSEUM: L’HORTA DE PERE. The power of museums: achieving sustainability.
Sunday, May 29
12:30 p.m. Valencian History Museum. Come and play as a family: A SUITCASE IN THE MUSEUM!! "GUTENBERG".
The Science Theater of the Science Museum hosts on May 18 from 7 pm the concert "Quantum Harmony 2022: The music of gravitational waves" organized by the City of Arts and Sciences the Institute of Corpuscular Physics of Valencia (IFIC), the Virgo Valencia Group and the Joaquín Rodrigo Conservatory of Valencia.
This proposal, which takes place on International Museum Day with the aim of creating a forum in which science inspires the arts and brings both worlds together. The activity will begin with a brief dissemination talk of about 20 minutes by Alberto Aparici, head of dissemination and outreach at the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC), who will explain some concepts on the physics of gravitational waves and then four musical pieces will be performed. . Before each of them, the composer will guide us through his music, explaining how he has turned scientific concepts into musical material. The four, each in their own way, will try to translate the "sound of gravity" into the "sound for human beings", that is, music.
Admission to the concert is free upon registration and until full capacity.
In addition to the exhibitions offered by the center, on May 20 and 21 at the CCCC, and with free access, the fourth edition of the SONORAS Festival will take place, a cycle of music and 'performance' produced by the Center del Carme that brings together to composers and creators who are at the forefront of sound and visual experimentation, proposing unusual formats that unite the playful with the aesthetic and with vindication.
Artists such as Suzanne Ciani, Nad Spiro, Marta Hammond, Bromo (Paloma Peñarrubia and Azael Ferrer), She Knows (Teresa Tomás and Marcel Dadalto) and Ankward Moments (Mimi Xu and Gillian Maguire) star in the poster of the meeting, which is completed with a DJ set of the well-known journalist Rosa Pérez, expert in art and music, director and presenter of the program Fluido Rosa, of Radio Nacional de España, about music and contemporary art.
SONORAS IV also hosts the screening of the documentary 'Sisters with Transistors', directed by Lisa Rovner in 2020, which tells the story of the pioneers of electronic music.
The activities co-produced by the Consorci de Museus and the Festival 10 Sentidos will also occupy the calendar of culture lovers for next week at the CCCC, with the show 'Escape' on May 19 and 'Breivik's Statement' on Saturday 21. The latter shows in Valencia a work by the director Milo Rau, founder of the IIPM (International Institute of Political Murder), after which a meeting with Milo Rau and Sascha Ö will be held. Soydan, director and actress of the International Institute of Political Murder, moderated by journalist Marta Hortelano.