CaixaForum Girona he recived more than 38,928 visitors throughout 2020, of which more than 17,000 have done so since the center reopened and resumed exhibition activity, from June 1 until the end of the year, after being closed for almost three months, with significant capacity limitations and a drastic reduction in scheduled activities.
The public has supported the cultural commitment of the Girona facility, “as evidenced by the fact that the number of visitors has been around 25% of the total number of visitors who went during 2019, taking into account the permitted capacities “, according to the La Caixa Foundation in a statement yesterday.
Currently, you can visit the center’s exhibitions Poetics of Emotion and Direct Access to Acrux-Vela-Hamal, 20, by Rosa Brun, both inaugurated this past autumn. Until September 20 last year, the Apollo 11 exhibition could be seen, with which CaixaForum Girona resumed its activity after spending a few months closed due to house confinement. Also within the Direct Access cycle, until last November 8, the work El bosc de llet, by Curro González, was on display. And in February the exhibition Building New Worlds closed. The historical avant-garde in the IVAM collection, 1914-1945.
The Pixar characters
For this 2020-2021 academic year, the Fundació la Caixa has presented a new cultural offer, with a constellation of 34 exhibitions, 25 of which are scheduled in centers and 9 are traveling exhibitions. Thus, as announced yesterday by the entity, CaixaForum Girona will be filled next April with the magic of Pixar. The Pixar exhibition. Building characters delves into the process of creating the protagonists of the films in the animation studio, the result of a long and careful teamwork.
Drawings and models of Pixar characters will be exhibited, showing their construction process until they reach their final appearance. The works belong to different productions of the factory, from Toy Story to Soul -his most recent film, which includes a sketch-, through Brave, Ratatouille, Monsters, Cars, A Bug’s Life (Bichos), Coco or Up. This new exhibition can be visited between April 15 and August 22 this year.
Yesterday, the Fundació la Caixa presented the balance of attendance at its centers and its cultural and scientific exhibitions during the year that has just closed. In a year marked by the pandemic situation, the organization has made an effort to keep the centers open whenever possible, rescheduling their exhibitions and activities.
All the institution’s centers had to close their doors between March 13 and June 1, and have subsequently faced very severe capacity constraints and a drastic reduction in the activities scheduled for both the general public and the public. the educational.
Despite all these conditions, the cultural, scientific and educational proposals of the entity in the whole of the State received the visit of 3.8 million people in 2020. This figure includes visitors to the centers (1.2 million) and those of the numerous traveling exhibitions organized throughout the territory (2.6 million).
In the total balance sheet, the eight CaixaForum and CosmoCaixa centers received 1.2 million visitors, which represents 35% of the total number of visitors who went during 2019. The centers in Barcelona and Madrid recorded daily averages of 1,000 visitors for a few weekends, until the capacity allowed by the restrictions is reached.