Art Collection

Obra 'LA DISTÀNCIA MÉS CURTA' - ('THE SHORTEST DISTANCE') artist Perejaume. First work acquired collection

The Moll de Costa dock was opened in the city of Tarragona in June 1986.

To make this possible, the old sheds on this dock had to be restored, with these eventually coming to be used mainly for cultural, social and leisure activities. Urban development work was also carried out on the Moll de Costa dock, and over the years the warehouses known as ‘refuges’ were also added.

From 1988 onwards, Shed 2 on the Moll de Costa dock began housing a series of exhibitions with a very clear and groundbreaking approach that has led to the Port of Tarragona and our city becoming well-known and recognised all over the world. The works shown have always been benchmarks in contemporary art with marked conceptual lines.

In fact, it was with the first group exhibition entitled "Culmination of an environment" that the Port of Tarragona’s Art Collection really got under way, with the donation of the piece “The shortest distance” by the artist Perejaume.

In recent years, the Port of Tarragona has been managing these areas, endowing them with an intense cultural and social activity that has earned the recognition of the public and of the critics.

Over the years a great many artists have donated their works and efforts, and day by day this collection has grown until it now contains some eighty pieces.

It should be noted that a variety of disciplines are represented: sculpture, photography, engravings, etc., but above all paintings. The collection also embraces a variety of styles, both figurative ones and those that can be considered as examples of lyrical or geometrical abstraction.

Throughout this period a great deal of effort has gone into cataloguing, classifying and conserving all the pieces that form part of the Collection.

The Port of Tarragona's aim has always been to educate and make culture and art available to the public.

 


 

1988-2013 25 YEARS PROMOTING CULTURAL INITIATIVES AND PROJECTS

2013 marked a quarter of a century since the Port of Tarragona decided to convert the dock sheds into cultural facilities open to the city, to art and to culture in general.

A great many artists have passed through these one-time sheds, converted into excellent exhibition galleries.

The Port has works by a good many of these creators in its collection; making it a highly varied compilation, as corresponds to the artistic expressions of recent years and of course to the orientations of the sheds themselves.

Download the catalogue for the 25 years

 

DISSEMINATION

 

We are making the art collection visible

 

In order to make our Art Collection visible, a new exhibition format has been created in the lobby of the Port of Tarragona building, and this can be visited in office hours.

We will be changing the works on show on a quarterly basis so that people can gradually get to know our collection. Come along and visit us!

 

Where are we?

 

 

 

VIEW SOME OF THE DONATED WORKS

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  • Núria

    Núria

    Jorge R. Pombo
    Carbó i oli sobre tela
    61 x 50 cm
    2008
  • Barca transparent sobre blau

    Barca transparent sobre blau

    Àngel González Llàcer
    Cartronet i acrílic sobre cotó
    114 x 162 cm
    2015
  • La Venus primitiva (neix del mar!)

    La Venus primitiva (neix del mar!)

    Conxita Boncompte Coll
    Tècnica mixta
    25 x 25 cm
    2016
  • Dibuix que marca els progressos del qualificatiu astral

    Dibuix que marca els progressos del qualificatiu astral

    Associació Josefa Tolrà
    Edicio digital
    36,5 x 27 cm
    1956, edició 2016
  • Mujer cupletista, de la serie Gran Vía

    Mujer cupletista, de la serie Gran Vía

    David Beníliam
    Còpia fotogràficca en procés: gelatino-bromur de plata sobre paper baritat -5/100
    40 x 30 cm
    2007
  • Mujer con alas negras, de la serie Gran Vía

    Mujer con alas negras, de la serie Gran Vía

    David Beníliam
    Còpia fotogràficca en procés: gelatino-bromur de plata sobre paper baritat -3/100
    30 x 40 cm
    2007
  • Cándida de la serie Etíops

    Cándida de la serie Etíops

    Ram Giner
    Fotografia
    24 x 18 cm
    2010
  • Tarragona. Part alta

    Tarragona. Part alta

    Tito Figueras
    Acrílic sobre tela
    80 x 80 cm
    2011
  • Entrance

    Entrance

    Tom Carr
    Instal.lació: Cubs de formigó
    750 x 1050 x 200 cm
    1989
  • Sense títol

    Sense títol

    Tom Carr
    Esmalt i grafit sobre paper
    69 x 99 cm
    1989
  • Mosaic

    Mosaic

    Anna Lentsch
    Acrílic sobre tela
    60 x 60 cm
    1995
  • Himeneu

    Himeneu

    Maïs
    Ferro i tècnica mixata
    65 x 45 x 45 cm
    2002
  • La platja dels voyeurs (sobre el sostre plujós)

    La platja dels voyeurs (sobre el sostre plujós)

    Josep Maria Rosselló
    Oli sobre llenç
    121 x 121 cm
    2005
  • La mar

    La mar

    Béatrice Bizot
    Bronze i acer corten
    2013
  • Sense títol, de la sèrie HEAVEN

    Sense títol, de la sèrie HEAVEN

    Àlvar Calvet
    Mixta damunt fusta
    80 x 80 cm
    2003
  • Mientras pasa el tiempo

    Mientras pasa el tiempo

    Marleen Pauwels
    Mixta sobre fusta
    100 x 130 cm
    2008
  • In luce 2

    In luce 2

    Sonia Ciscato
    Oli sobre tela
    200 x 190 cm
    2010
  • Duel, o perquè el preu de la telefonia mòbil és tan car

    Duel, o perquè el preu de la telefonia mòbil és tan car

    Jordi Biendicho Vidal
    Oli sobre tela
    145 x 114 cm
    2007
  • Fachada (Santillana del Mar)

    Fachada (Santillana del Mar)

    Mercedes Gómez-Pablos
    Oli damunt llenç
    90 x 162 cm
    2002
  • El número 6

    El número 6

    Josep Quesada
    Mixta sobre tela
    90 x 72 cm
    2002
  • Tarragona des del Moll de Reus

    Tarragona des del Moll de Reus

    Fermí Carré
    Aquarel·la
    77 x 107 cm
    2002
  • Vaixells

    Vaixells

    Rosendo Linares
    Oli sobre tela
    81 x 130 cm
    2007
  • Skyline del Port

    Skyline del Port

    Pere J. Salas
    Oli sobre fusta
    60 x 120 cm
    2013
 

PORT & CITY PROGRAMME OF EVENTS - AUTUMN 2017

Cultural and leisure activities

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Next cultural events of Port & City

14 September 2017
26 November 2017
Exhibition: 'Mythology and nature The soul of the wood '
Tinglado 1
5 October 2017
7 January 2018
20:00 - 00:00
Exhibition: Port Museum’s 5th Instagram Competition
Museu del Port
6 December 2017

12:00 -
Cinema: The Rec and El Teatret
El Teatret
10 December 2017

12:00 -
Visita teatralitzadada: La llum del far
Museu del Port
22 December 2017
7 January 2018
Christmas dream
Tinglado 1