Maricel museum

A complete artistic itinerary from the 10th century to the realism and figuration of the first half of the 20th century through the art collections of Dr. Jesús Pérez-Rosales and the Vila de Sitges, with works of great quality. The museographic presentation integrates the various languages, techniques and artistic supports in order to achieve the maximum coherence in the chronological sequence of the evolution of the arts.

Works by the Jesús Pérez-Rosales collection have never been exhibited in public, acquisitions made by the Sitges Heritage Consortium in 2012 (Ramon Casas, Miquel Utrillo, Arcadi Mas and Fondevila. , Artur Carbonell and Agustí Ferrer Pino) and donations from the relatives of the artists (Pere Jou and Alfred Sisquella). The own funds have been complemented by various works from loans and deposits from the art of the Generalitat of Catalonia, from the Diputació de Barcelona and the Museu de Montserrat, with works primarily from Art Nouveau and Noucentisme artists linked to Sitges, such as Ramon Casas, Joaquim Sunyer, Lola Anglada, Pere Jou and Alfred Sisquella, among others. A valuable exhibition of furniture from the old manor house of Can Falç, currently undergoing restoration.

The visit to the Maricel Museum begins on the second floor of the building with the sculptures and altarpieces belonging to the periods Romanesque and Gothic (works by Pere Serra, Mestre de All, Maestro de Maluenda, Maestro de Armisèn, Maestro de Belmonte, Mestre de Son, Joan d’Angers, Mestre de Viella, Marededéu de Sant Miquel del Fai, Mestre de Los Balbases, Joan D’Angers, Tomàs Giner and Pedro Berruguete, among others), complemented with furniture and works of ceramics The Renaissance and the Baroque are represented with ceramic and furniture collections, as well as works of the genus of dead natures. On the first floor, in the former room of Charles Deering, there is an exquisite selection of paintings (Arellano) and furnishings from the 17th and 19th centuries.

Works belonging to Neoclassicism (Vicente López) and Romanticism (Esquivel, Joaquim Espalter, Marià Fortuny, Federico de Madrazo) continue; to the Realism (Felip Masó, Rafael Monleón, Arcadi Mas and Fondevila and the young Santiago Rusiñol), the room dedicated to the Luminist School (Joan Roig i Soler, Arcadi Mas and Fondevila, Antoni Almirall, Joaquim de Miró and Argenter, Joan Batlle i Amell, Joan Soler i Casanovas and Cándid Duran); the Modernism (Santiago Rusiñol, Ramon Casas, Josep Llimona, Miquel Utrillo), with the room dedicated to Modernism in Sitges with the paintings that decorated the Cervecería del Cau Ferrat (Santiago Rusiñol, Arcadi Mas i Fondevila, Joaquim de Miró, Antoni Almirall and Càndid Duran) and Noucentism (Joaquim Sunyer, Pere Jou, Lola Anglada, Enric Casanovas, Ismael Smith, Xavier Nogués, Josep M. Gol, Josep Clarà, Pau Gargallo, Jaume Otero, Josep Granyer and Apel·les Fenosa, among others ).

The ground floor of the Maricel Museum covers four clearly differentiated areas. In the old gothic chapel of the Hospital de Sant Joan and the adjoining room, there is a sample that prefigures the contents of the museum’s collection, such as a pair of capitals from the 10th, Maiestas Domini (s. XIII) and the altarpieces of Sant Salvador d’Alzina de Ribelles (Jaume Cabrera, c. 1400) and the Virgin (14th century) and works by Pedro Orrente, Antoni Almirall, Santiago Rusiñol, Ramon Casas and Pere Jou. Together with the chapel, the viewpoint is the most spectacular hall with views over the sea and three large noucentist sculptures (Joan Rebull). The Romanesque chapel hall dedicated to Saint Bartholomew (14th century) evokes the figure of Dr. Jesús Pérez-Rosales.

The long space that goes from the lookout in Sala Sert is dedicated to the realisms and the figuration of the wars and post-war years, with sculptures by Jou, Rebull, Casanovas and paintings by the brothers Villà, Mercader, Ferrer Pino, Artur Carbonell, Sisquella and Pere Pruna. The great sculpture of El Greco, the original work Josep Reynés (1898), was also installed, which was replaced by a copy in 1970 due to its deterioration, now definitely museum.

Sala Sert includes the visit to the Maricel Museum, with the great murals, the allegory of the Great War and painted between 1915 and 1916 with the hope of the victory of the Allies.

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Schedule:
From 1 March to 30 June and from 1 to 31 October
– From Tuesday to Sunday (holidays included): from 10am to 7pm.
– Monday: closed.

From July 1 to September 30
– From Tuesday to Sunday (holidays included): from 10am to 8pm.
– Monday: closed.

From November 1 to February 28
– From Tuesday to Sunday (holidays included): 10am to 5pm.
– Monday: closed.