If you like a bit of street art, you should head to Cartagena, Murcia, as soon as you can. Why? Well, there’s an incredible exhibition at the Modern Art Museum (MURAM. 79 works of art are featured by artists from around the world. The problem is, it’s only on until June 30th! So, best get your skates on!!
There are four floors in the musem. On the ground floor you should have a look at the information about the exhibition. If your Spanish isn’t great, take a dictionary, as it’s the only language available to you! Then take the lift up to the third and make your way back down via the stairs. A visit will probably take you an hour if you really enjoy this style of art.
Arguably the best know artist with work on display is Banksy, but many others from Spain as well as the USA, Brazil and even Tunisia are on display. Alongside each displayed piece is an informative plaque about the artist, again only in Spanish, but a criticism is that there is no information about the work of art itself. Street art often has a story to accompany it and its a shame that those stories are not told.
The whole exhibition is visually stunning. Please enjoy a selection of pictures and make sure you make a special journey to see them for yourself in Cartagena.