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Art and Music in Pollensa, Mallorca (Majorca)
Pollensa has been a preferred destination of painters and artists since the beginning of this century. Here, the cultural and artistic life never stops. There are a lot of art galleries and museums. During nearly all the year one can enjoy a variety of musical events among which the most famous ones are those which take place in the Santo Domingo Cloister.
Museu Sa Bassa Blanca - (Fundación Yannick y Ben Jakober)
The Yannick & Ben Jakober Foundation at the Museu Sa Bassa Blanca forms a permanent collection of art and sculpture, located along the spectacular Coll Baix Penninsula with views overlooking the Bay of Alcudia. A unique permanent collection of over 150 European portraits of children dating from the 16th – 19th Centuries is exquisitely displayed in a converted underground water reservoir.
C/. Philip Newman, 5
Plaça Major, 6
C/. Ombra, 4
Museum of Pollensa
in the St. Domingo´s Convent
A collection of contemporary paintings can be viewed there, created as a result of the International Painting contest. You also will enjoy the Prehistoric Room. Don´t miss the Atilio Boveri collection and the Gothic Paintings.
Casa Museu Dionís Bennàssar
C./ de la Roca, 14,
Tue-Sun 11h- 13 h.
Tel 971 53 09 97
Here, the work of the painter Dionís Bennàssar (1904-1967)
is conserved. The most important is the collection of oils on canvas.
Museu Martí VicençTOP
Carrer del Calvari, 10,
A small intimate museum in a 300 year old building showing the evolution of human beings, arts and crafts and artists.
The Stations of the Cross EL CALVARI
365 steps with cypress trees lining both sides leading up the hill to the oratory dating from the end of the XVIIIth century.
The Roman BridgeTOP
Built by the Romans about 123 B.C. the Roman Bridge leads you into the town of Pollensa.
Pollensa Music FestivalTOP
This famous Music Festival was founded in 1962 by Philip Newman, a great violinist who retired to live in Pollensa, and under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Doña Sofia and the direction of Eugen Prokop, a very brilliant Czech violinist, it has taken place every year until today.
Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Narciso Yepes, King´s College Choir of Cambridge, Montserrat Caballé, the Orchestre National de France under the direction of Lorin Mazel, the Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra, etc. are just to name a few of the world wide known artists participating in the Pollensa Festival.
See the festival's web site for this year's program www.festivalpollenca.org/
Hermenegild Anglada-Camarasa - Barcelona 1871 - Port de Pollença 1959
Spanish Catalan painter who studied at the Escola de Belles Artes of Barcelona. He took part in numerous international exhibitions and won fame with his almost expressionistic scenes of Spanish dance and iridescent nocturnal Parisian scenes. which influenced the young Picasso and Kandinsky. Until 1914 he lived in Paris and then settled in Port de Pollença and predominantly painted landscapes. Anglada-Camarasa was very successful in the USA where he exhibited in many cities. Exhibitions also took place in Buenos Aires, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Madrid, London and Liverpool.
There is a permanent exhibition of his work in the Fundacion La Caixa in Palma.
Dionís Bennàssar (1904-1967)
He was a great Mallorcan painter (watercolours, portraits, drawings, sculptures and oils on canvas) working with sincerity, emotion and truth. According to the wordings of the Fundació Dionís Bennàssar: "He is the youngest member of an emblematic generation that developed its intellectual and creative potential from the latter half of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. As a result of that generation´s activity, the Pollença district became known as the greatest and most important cultural centre in Majorca."
Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca FoundationTOP
Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca
C. Joan de Saridakis, 29
The Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca Foundation was formed in 1981, the year in which Joan Miró and his wife Pilar Juncosa donated the four workshops in which the artist had carried out his creative work from 1956, when he settled permanently on the Island - and where he remained until his death in 1983 - as well as the large number of works they contained.
See the Virtual Visit at Mallorcaweb .