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Living with art in Palma

18/10/2021

Palma is a cosmopolitan city, full of life and creative people from all over the world: designers, visual artists, photographers, writers... No wonder, then, that it offers a wealth of spaces devoted to art, some of them located in Palma’s historic buildings.

At museums, art galleries and alternative spaces, you can take in exhibitions of work by talented young local and international artists, as well as consecrated names. We invite you to discover some of the more interesting venues!

Museums and art centres in Palma

Three of Palma’s top art centres are located a very short distance away from Rialto Living. They are: Casal Solleric, Caixaforum and Es Baluard.   

Situated in the emblematic Paseo del Borne, Casal Solleric is an extremely beautiful 18th-century Baroque building which now houses highly alternative contemporary art exhibitions, including photography, comics and video-installations.

Offering privileged views of the bay of Palma, and set just a few metres behind the Paseo Marítimo, stands Es Baluard museum, the largest space dedicated to disseminating contemporary art in the Balearic Islands. Here, in the museum’s permanent collection, works by Joan Miró, Miquel Barceló and Joaquín Sorolla, among others, co-exist alongside numerous temporary exhibitions and workshops.

Caixaforum, meanwhile, is located in one of Palma’s most stunning buildings: the former Gran Hotel. In this versatile space you can visit a range of events, from exhibitions from the Greek and Roman period to photography shows, literary recitals, conferences, concerts, etc. 

Finally, on your trip to Palma we recommend that you do not miss what was once the atelier of one of the single most important artists of the 20th century - Joan Miró. At the Fundación Pilar i Joan Miró, you can discover the entire creative process of this artist, as well as a significant exhibition of his unique large-format works.

Art galleries in Palma

The German philosopher Immanuel Kant said that “artistic beauty does not consist in representing a beautiful thing, but in the beautiful representation of a thing”. In Palma, a fair number of interesting art galleries where one can contemplate such beauty rub shoulders with one another, starting with the Rialto Living art gallery, located on the top floor of our store, which has a space for both recognised and emerging local artists and international creators.

Very close to Rialto Living, Galería Kewenig is one of the most prestigious galleries in the city, occupying a former oratory in Calle Sant Feliu. Artists as important as Sean Scully or Bernardí Roig, have exhibited their works here, as well as others.

Aba Art Lab is one of the city’s most interesting galleries, committed to emerging artists with the most diverse styles. Not unlike Galería Horrach Moyá, which displays works by established artists such as Marina Abramovic or the Mallorcan Pep Girbent.  

La Nit de l’Art

In Palma, the Nit de l’Art (“Night of Art”) is the most important artistic event of the year. In existence for 25 years now, this is a huge celebration when the entire city turns out onto the street to visit museums and art galleries, meet artists and enjoy by sharing a few hours socialising in Palma.

At the 2021 Night of Art, the Rialto Living art gallery presents James Lambourne, with his series “In/gràvid”, which can be visited from 16th September on.   

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