After several months of confinement, society is gradually heading back to its public spaces. Culture and art, which have striven to comfort citizens during this difficult time, want to join this gradual return to normality. And with this desire comes a fantastic initiative which starting today will allow the public to see the outdoor BBK Artearen Ibilbidea Art Tour, a travelling exhibition that is beginning in Bilbao's El Arenal and will later travel along the coast of Bizkaia during this summer. Over almost four monthsfrom 16 June to 4 Octoberthe show will travel through different towns on the coast of Bizkaia, staying one week in each town to share a selection of the top works from the collection of the Fine Arts Museum of Bilbao.
The BBK Artearen Ibilbidea Art Tour is a travelling exhibition with an educational purpose which offers an essential tour through 40 masterpieces from the museum's collection with high-quality reproductions that achieve astonishing precision in the details and extraordinary fidelity of the colour. Along with them, 24 of the 40 works will also come with QR codes which will allow visitors to the show to download sound files free of charge onto their mobile devices with comments (in Basque, Spanish, English and French) on the works. Plus, six of the works will have a story specifically designed for children aged 5 to 10.
|16 June29 de June||Bilbao|
|27 July3 August||Getxo|
|31 August7 September||Mundaka|
|28 September4 October||Lekeitio|
The primary goal of the BBK Artearen Ibilbidea Art Tour is to contribute to disseminating the museum's collection beyond its galleries and to bring art and citizens into closer contact. In this way, the public may enjoy and become aware of our rich shared heritage in the museum through prominent works by the great masters from different eras and schools in art history. Plus, they can learn even more about them thanks to technology.
The selection of 40 reproduced works includes the following roster of artists from the 13th to the 20th centuries: anonymous Catalan Romanesque, Bartolomé Bermejo, Jan Mandijn, Martin de Vos, El Greco, Frans Pourbus, Orazio Gentileschi, José de Ribera, Francisco de Zurbarán, Anton van Dyck, Pieter Fransz de Grebber, Juan de Arellano, Bartolomé E. Murillo, Luis Paret, Francisco de Goya, Anselmo Guinea, Mary Cassatt, Paul Gauguin, Joaquín Sorolla, Darío de Regoyos, Adolfo Guiard, Ignacio Zuloaga, José Gutiérrez Solana, Valentín de Zubiaurre, Aurelio Arteta, Juan de Echevarría, Robert Delaunay, Daniel Vázquez Díaz, Antonio de Guezala, Maria Blanchard, Nicolás de Lekuona, José María de Ucelay, Antoni Tàpies, Francis Bacon, Agustín Ibarrola, Antonio Sistiaga, Balerdi, Vicente Ameztoy, Alfonso Gortázar and Eduardo Arroyo.
The project was coordinated by Miriam Alzuri, from the museum's Exhibition Department, who created the comments on the works. María Victoria Antoñanzas and César Ochoa from the Education and Cultural Action Department developed the educational activity, in which educational staff will guide and answer the public's questions on guided tours (Wednesday to Sunday, 5 to 8 pm).
The activity will be held following the health measures established by the authorities and with a maximum of 8 people per group.