PERMANENT COLLECTION

The collection of the Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Palma brings together works from the most important movements and artists that have converged on the Balearic Islands since the beginning of the 20th century and it places them alongside other national and international artistic contexts.  

The collection begins at a time when the pictorial modernism movement was accompanied by a return to landscape painting in Spain. This was also a time when many painters, most of them Catalans, such as Joaquim Mir, Santiago Rusiñol, Hermen Anglada-Camarasa, Joaquín Sorolla and Antoni Gelabert, coincided in Mallorca. It continues with a journey through the avant-garde and other principal movements of the mid-twentieth century, with artists such as Picasso, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger, Nicolas de Staël, Juli Ramis and Wifredo Lam, among others. Special attention is paid to the artistic trends of the second half of the last century and the first years of the new millennium. In this respect, the collection takes into account the wide diversity of contemporary languages from painting and sculpture to drawing, photography, video and installations, with works by Marina Abramović, Miquel Barceló, Christian Boltanski, José Manuel Broto, Miguel Ángel Campano, Ramon Canet, Maria Carbonero, Toni Catany, Alberto García-Alix, Rebecca Horn, Ñaco Fabré, Anselm Kiefer, Imi Knoebel, Jorge Mayet, Joan Morey, José María Sicilia, Juan Uslé, etc.   

The works in the Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Palma come from purchases made annually by the museum with the assessment of the Purchasing Committee, which is made up of external experts and those from the museum itself. It also receives works on deposit from the institutions that form the Museum Trust (the Balearic Islands Government, the Council of Mallorca, the Palma City Council and the Serra Art Foundation), temporary loans from other institutions, businesses, artists and private collectors, and donations (that in all cases have to meet the criteria of the collection).