Japan hosts a traveling exhibition about Gaudí featuring items from the UPC’s Barcelona School of Architecture


Drawing by Antoni Gaudí on the paranymph of the University of Barcelona

The UPC's Barcelona School of Architecture presents 13 works from the Gaudí Chair collection in an exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. The exhibition will move on to two other Japanese museums until March 2024.

Jul 12, 2023

The 13 works loaned for the Gaudí and the Sagrada Família exhibition hosted at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo (MOMAT) belong to the Gaudí Chair collection from the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC). Preserved by the School’s archive, these historical materials include Gaudí’s original drawings and sketches on Colònia Güell, the facade of Casa Milà and Casa Batlló, and the entrance pavilions of Parc Güell, which provide context and explain the work of the modernist architect. Additionally, it features drawings by architect Juan Matamala on the Attraction hotel project and Parc Güell, and photographic portraits of Gaudí.

Organised by the Japanese public broadcasting corporation NHK and NHK Promotions, the exhibition can be visited from 13 June to 10 September. It also includes 61 heritage pieces from the Sagrada Família basilica and unpublished graphic and video material from the NHK. As a traveling exhibition, it will also be on view at the Sagawa Art Museum in Moriyama from 30 September to 3 December and at the Nagoya City Art Museum from 19 December to 10 March 2024.