Art - Nature - Architecture

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Art, nature and architecture coexist harmoniously in a Museum designed to awaken your senses.

The most outstanding architectural detail in Sa Bassa Blanca is without doubt, the building designed by the architect Hassan Fathy (Cairo, 1900-1989). It is a unique building in the European context since it is the sole Hassan Fathy construction on this continent. He was already 78 years old and had never before built anything in Western Europe when he drew the plans of the Hispano-Moorish building which he called a "ribat" (fortified building), retaining only the outer walls of the former farmhouse. White walls, vaults and traditional domes crown the terraces of the building, surrounding a courtyard with gardens and fountains. Most of the windows are decorated with turned lattice-work called "mushrabeyehs" and the doors and tile floors are antique elements brought from Andalusia, and Northern Spain.

The Sa Bassa Blanca Museum, also houses in one of the rooms, a beautiful “Mudejar” coffered ceiling dated 1498 and declared in 2012 "Heritage of the Balearic Islands".

The existing water reservoir was transformed into an exhibition space in 1994. In 2007, a new space came into service also located underground, called SOKRATES. Thus, neither compete with the architecture of the great Hassan Fathy.

As a clear reflection of the passion for combining art and nature, the Museum also includes a rose garden, designed by Yannick Vu, featuring more than one hundred varieties of Old and English roses. It is conceived as a "Hortus Conclusus" or medieval garden, a walled-in space that combines decorative varieties with an Herb Garden. Some of the different Roses which can be found flowering in May in the garden are: Cymbeline, Honey Dyson, Winchester Cathedral, Celsiana, Blush Damask, Heritage, Baroness Rothschild, Sally Holmes, Raubritter, Constance Spry, Phyllis Bide, Dorothy Perkins, Souvenir du Docteur Jamain, Iceberg, Docile, Chaucer, William Lobb, Jacques Cartier, Charles de Mills.

One of the great attractions that perfectly combines art and nature, is the vantage point. From there you can see a spectacular panoramic view of the entire Bay of Alcudia and entering the military Observatory located there, you can discover the installation where photographer Nilu Izadi created a large "Camera Obscura" that through a prism projects the inversed outdoor landscape on a concave screen. A different way to enjoy the wonderful landscape of the area. The access is difficult. Only for small groups of up 6 adults, used to hiking. By appointment only.


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Open Day to Celebrate the Day of the Balearic Islands

Next Saturday, February 24th, from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm, we will host an open day to celebrate the Day of the Balearic Islands. Visitors will enjoy the NINS portrait collection, the Sokrates room, the sculpture park and the rose garden for free.

Throughout the day, families will be able to enjoy "Smoke Signals," a free spectacle of colorful smoke flares aimed at all audiences inspired by the project "Smoke Towers," with which the artist Ben Jakober won the Special Prize Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby's in 1993 awarded by the Pilar i Joan Miró Foundation.

In addition, the "Café La Paloma" will remain open for visitors who wish to enjoy a delicious menu featuring dishes made with fresh ingredients and organic vegetables. We look forward to seeing you there!

In the photo: Joanet Punyet, Ben Jakober, Pepe Tous, Pablo Rico, Pilar and Juan Miró foundation, Palma de Mallorca 1994, celebrating the award given to Ben Jakober for his Torres de Humo project.





Exhibition "Chthonian-Apollonian" at Artgenève: A Pictorial Journey by Yannick Vu

The prestigious Artgenève exhibition, taking place from January 24th to 28th 2024 in Geneva, will host the unveiling of a unique collection of 24 watercolors from the "Chthonian-Apollonian" series by the renowned Vietnamese-French artist, Yannick Vu.

Created in the years 1994 and 1995, these artworks invite viewers on an exploratory paper journey where ambiguous elemental forms intertwine in altered dimensions.

Through this exhibition, Vu skillfully contrasts and merges fundamental dualities such as heaven and earth, the mundane and unique, Chthonian and Apollonian, the physical and intellectual.

Don't miss this extraordinary exhibition offering a unique insight into Yannick Vu's art at the prestigious Artgenève. An opportunity to explore the dialogue between forms and dualities in a captivating visual experience.

Located in Alcudia, Majorca, Spain, Sa Bassa Blanca Museum (msbb) is a museum fully integrated in a protected area declared Wildlife Sanctuary.
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