The Palau Moja has an exhibition on the man who was one of the best known cellists of all time and composed the ‘Hymn of Peace’, Pau Casals, which is based on unpublished photographs and documents from his archives and those of the Generalitats’ president in exile, Josep Tarradellas, and the Biblioteca de Catalunya.
The exhibition, “Pau Casals and Exile” aims to portray the composer as an active political exile, and to show his commitment to freedom and democracy, which led to him being decorated with the UN’s Peace Medal and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The exhibition was inaugurated at the Pau Casals Museum of Sant Salvador (El Vendrell) in October 2007 and since then it has visited diverse places: the National Archive of Catalonia in Sant Cugat del Vallès, the Médiathèque of Prades and the Tinglado 1 building of the Port of Tarragona’s Moll de Costa cultural space. An abridged version of the show has been travelling around Spain in 2009 (to the Blanquerna Cultural Centre of Madrid and to Granada) and to Puerto Rico, when it was held at the University of Puerto Rico’s campuses at Río Piedras and Mayagüez.
Palau Moja | 29 November 2009 – Free admission www.paucasals.org
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