HISTORY

The RUSIÑOL GALLERY was inaugurated in 1986, by Mr. Ignasi Cabanas , son of a well-known family of artists, residents of the city of Sant Cugat del Valles. From its beginning, they displayed exhibitions of reputed artists favoring figurative painting, although the Gallery has not ignored the wide range of paintings going from “realism” to the new figurative styles.

2013 May. Celebration of the 27 Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with the exhibition by Pilarín Bayés, (title: "The Pilarin's circus in Sant Cugat").
2012 May. Celebration of the 26 Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with the exhibition by Louis Roura, entitled "The Four Seasons".
2011 September. On the September 15th the Honourable President of the Generalitat, Mr. Artur Mas i Gavarró, and his wife Elena, privately visited the Rusiñol Gallery and the exhibition "50 Twelves", when they were treated with a painting which included drafts from the 50 artists involved in the exhibition.
  May-June. Continuing the celebration of the 25 Anniversary. First, with an exhibition dedicated to Ramon Calsina (1901-1992) entitled "Comes back Calsina... 25 years". Afterward, with the exhibition "25 Painters… the eternity" and, finally, with the exhibition "50 Twelves", culminating in the big birthday party that took place on June 17th.
2010 December. Inauguration of the exhibition dedicated to Miguel Cabanas (1916-1995) which, under the title "It is necessary to use the way" was collecting paintings from 1974 until 1995. This exhibition marked the first ceremonial of the celebration of the 25 Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery.
  September: we incorporate the commemorative logo of the 25 years of the Rusiñol Gallery.
Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with the extraordinary exhibition of Jesús Casaus ("Jesús Casaus (1926-2002). Homage").
Homage-exhibition in Barcelona to Miquel Cabanas: "Antología íntima" (Intimate anthology).
2009 XXII Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with the extraordinary exhibition of the painter Raffaello Ossola ("Immagini immaginate").
  We launch the blog of the Rusiñol Gallery, where we publish our news and articles about the world of art.
2008 Our web launches a new tool to visualize the images: See art in scale. XXII Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with the extraordinary exhibition of the painter Josep Sala ("80 Years of creativity").

Cecilia and Sofi, respectively students of Design and Art History, join the Rusiñol Gallery team (see picture).
2007 21th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Aguilar Moré.

2006 20th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with the main exhibition of Francesc d’Assís Casademont “Le Vieux” and homage of Mr. Francesc d’Assís Galí.
2005 Inauguration of the new website www.salarusinyol.net.
Homage-Exhibition to Miquel Cabanas in memory of the tenth anniversary of his passing away.
19th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Manuel Blesa.
2004 18th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Martínez Lozano.
2003 17th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Joan Capella.
2002 The Rusiñol Gallery receives the visit of the Most Honorable Jordi Pujol i Soley, President of the Generalitat of Catalonia.
16th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Lluís Roura.
2001 15th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Joan Martí.
2000 14th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Joan Abelló.
Presentation of the book “Pintors” (Painters).

1999 13th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Manuel Mayoral G.
Presentation of the book “Temporada 1997-98” (1997-98 Season) and 11th Dinner with painters.
1998 12th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Estrada Vilarrasa.
Presentation of the books “Temporada 1996-97” (1996-97 Season) and 10th Dinner with painters.
1997 11th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Francesc Vilasís-Capalleja and an Enameling Procedures and Techniques Symposium.
Presentació del llibre "Temporada 1995-96" i IXè Sopar amb pintors.
1996 10th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Miquel Cabanas and presentation of the book “10 anys de pintura” (10 years of painting).
Presentation of the book “Temporada 1994-95” (1994-95 Season) and 8th Dinner with painters.
1995 9th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Vayreda Canadell.
Presentation of the book “Temporada 1993-94” (1993-94 Season) and 7th Dinner with painters.
1994 Last exhibition, while still alive, of Miquel Cabanas.
8th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Manuel Capdevila.
Presentation of the book “Temporada 1992-93” (192-93 Seasons) and 6th Dinner with painters.
1993 7th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Vives Fierro.
Presentation of the book “Temporada 1991-92” (1991-82 Season) and 5th Dinner with painters.
Watercolour Exhibition of Amadeu Casals with the presentation of volume II of the “Rusiñol Homages” collection, which was dedicated to him.

1992 6th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Carles Nadal.
Coinciding with the Barcelona 92 Olympic Games, the Gallery organizes the exhibition “Art Olympiad” and the “Olympic Dinner”.
1991 5th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Aguilar Moré.
Presentation of the book “Temporada 1989-90” (1989-90 Season) and 3rd Dinner with painters.
Special exhibition of the painter Miquel Cabanas, with the presentation of the volume I of the “Rusiñol Homages” collection, which was dedicated to him.
1990 Presentation of the book “Voliaina, dotze tries de poemes” (Voliaina, twelve assorted poems) by Miquel Cabanas.
4th Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Ignasi Mundó.
Presentation of the book “Temporada 1988-89” (1988-89 Season) and 2nd Dinner with painters.
1989 “First gathering of Biscuters (small 2 seats car) in Sant Cugat” motivated by the exhibition of painter Francesc Ortega.
3rd Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with a retrospective exhibition and presentation of the book dedicated to Francesc Cabanas Alibau
Projection of the film “Gràcia i Miracle” (Grace and Miracle) along with the exhibition of Miquel Cabanas.
The Rusiñol Gallery is offered a plaque on occasion of the “City of Palamos Prizes”, granted in attention to the quality of its programming aiming to the creation of collections.

1988 2nd Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with an exhibition of Ceferí Olivé.
As of the month of September the Gallery starts editing the monographs on each exhibition.
1st Dinner with painters.
1987 1st r Anniversary of the Gallery with an exhibition of Miquel Cabanas.
1986 May 13th, the Rusiñol Gallery is inaugurated with an “Exhibition-Homage” formed by the artists: Josep Amat, Anna Benavent, Miquel Cabanas, Ramon Calsina, Francesc Camps Ribera and Joan Commeleran.