A Guide to Ibiza’s Galleries

by admin on November 8, 2012 · 1 comment

Whilst Ibiza has a reputation for hedonistic parties and its clubbing culture, the pretty Balearic Island has a rich culture and history. This culture is apparent in the island’s number and quality of art museums and galleries. Whether you’re interested in local talent, religious artworks or want to see international art shows, the galleries in Ibiza have it all covered. See the guide below to Ibiza’s most popular galleries:

Van der Voort Gallery

  • Where: Near Talamanca Town
  • Open: Monday to Saturday 11am – 3pm and 5pm – 10pm. Closed Sundays

Thought to be the best art gallery in Ibiza, the Van der Voort Gallery exhibits first-class modern photos and paintings. Showcasing both local and international artists, Van der Voort Gallery prides itself on supporting up-and-coming artists and its progressive attitude to new art. In this gallery you’ll see works by Jordi Alcaraz, Ricardo Cavada and Paco Romero.

Es Moli Gallery

  • Where: Santa Gertrudis
  • Open: Monday to Saturday 6pm – 9.30pm. Closed Sundays.

The Es Moli Gallery is a popular place for Spanish art lovers to visit, with its diverse mix of contemporary and classic photography and art exhibits. Visiting the gallery is easy for visitors to the island, catch the bus that runs between Port de Sant Miguel and Ibiza Town. The gallery has an intimate atmosphere as it’s held within a private house.

Contemporary Art Museum

  • Where: Dalt Vila, Eivissa
  • Open: Monday to Friday 10am – 1.30pm and 4pm – 6pm. Weekends 10am – 3pm.

One of Ibiza’s best free museums, this gallery is known as the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MAC in Spanish, but ironically the museum building is an elegant example of 17th century architecture in the older part of the village. Founded in the early 1960s, this gallery was formed as part of the Biennial International Art Show and the museum still houses many of the exciting creative art works from that era by Tapies and Miralles. In more recent times Ibiza’s Contemporary Art Museum puts on regular temporary exhibitions by both local and international artists that are of a world class standard. A highlight of the Contemporary Art Museum is the pretty garden where you can sit and soak up the warm sunshine in-between discovering the other treasures of this historic area.

House Gallery Ibiza

  • Where: Eivissa
  • Open: Monday to Friday 10.30am – 1.30pm and 4.30pm – 7.30pm

The House Gallery Ibiza exhibits the best of local talent in one month long shows. As well as showcasing the works of individuals, the House Gallery also has themed exhibitions and collections from groups of artists. The House Gallery often presents photography works alongside more traditional pieces.

Eivissa Catedral

  • Where: Dalt Vila, Eivissa
  • Open: Daily 9.30am – 1.30pm and 5pm – 8pm.

The Cathedral at Dalt Vila is built on one of the holiest grounds in Ibiza. Before it became a cathedral and museum, the site was home to a Moorish temple and a Roman temple. There are various religious art works within the cathedral itself, but the more impressive pieces are in the cathedral museum. A fascinating exhibit is the silver plated dish that was used to hold the Host at Roman Catholic ceremonies. Other interesting religious artworks here include the Sant Marcia altarpiece and choir books from the Renaissance era.

Aside from the numerous art galleries, Ibiza also has fantastic museums such as the Archaeology Museum and the Monographic Museum of Puig des Molins where you can see how the ancient civilisations of the Balearic Islands lived. For other cultural activities in Ibiza, visit the Can Ventosa, an arts centre that presents plays, concerts and debates for local and international audiences.

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