The origin

Sala Rusiñol is a gallery of figurative art, heiress to the legacy of the painter Miquel Cabanas.

Ignasi Cabanas, his son, was the founder in 1986, driven by pictorial experiences that, as a child, accompanied him at home.

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Sala Rusiñol’s 32nd anniversary
Last anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol held last May.

Our history

1986

On May 13, the Sala Rusiñol is inaugurated with a “Exhibition-Tribute” formed by the artists: Josep Amat, Anna Benavent, Miquel Cabanas, Ramon Calsina, Francesc Camps Ribera and Joan Commeleran.

1987

1st Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Miquel Cabanas.

1988

2nd Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Ceferí Olivé.

Starting in September, monographs are being published for each exhibition. 1st Dinner with Painters.

1989

“First meeting of biscuters in Sant Cugat” on the occasion of the exhibition by the painter Francesc Ortega.
3rd Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the anthological exhibition and the presentation of the book dedicated to Francesc Cabanas Alibau.
Screening of the film “Gràcia i Miracle” together with the exhibition by Miquel Cabanas.
Delivery to the Sala Rusiñol of a plaque on the occasion of the “Vila Palamós Awards”, awarded in attention to the quality of the programming organized in the creation of collecting.

1990

Presentation of the book “Voliaina, twelve poems” by Miquel Cabanas. 4th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Ignasi Mundó.
Presentation of the book “1988-89 Season” and 2nd Dinner with painters.

1991

5th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Aguilar Moré. Presentation of the book “1989-90 Season” and 3rd Dinner with painters. Extraordinary exhibition by the painter Miquel Cabanas, with the presentation of volume I of the “Tributes Rusiñol” collection that was dedicated to him.

1992

6th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Carles Nadal.
Coinciding with the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games, the exhibition “Art Olympiad” and the “Olympic Dinner” are organized..

1993

7th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Vives Fierro. Presentation of the book “Season 1991-92” and 5th Dinner with painters. Exhibition of the watercolorist Amadeu Casals with the presentation of Volume II of the “Tributes Rusiñol” collection that was dedicated to him.

1994

Last exhibition in the life of Miquel Cabanas.
8th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Manuel Capdevila.
Presentation of the book “Season 1992-93” and 6th Dinner with painters.

1995

9th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Vayreda Canadell. Presentation of the book “Season 1993-94” and 7th Dinner with painters.

1996

10th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Miquel Cabanas and presentation of the book “10 years of painting”.
Presentation of the book “Season 1994-95” and 8th Dinner with painters.

1997

11th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Francesc Vilasís-Capalleja and symposium on the process and technique of enamel. Presentation of the book “Season 1995-96” and 9th Dinner with painters.

1998

12th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Estrada Vilarrasa.
Presentation of the book “Season 1996-97” and 10th Dinner with painters.

1999

13th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Manuel Mayoral.
Presentation of the book “Season 1997-98” and 11th Dinner with painters.

2000

14th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Joan Abelló. Presentation of the book “Painters”.

2001

15th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Joan Martí.

2002

The Sala Rusiñol receives the visit of the Molt Honorable Mr. Jordi Pujol i Soley, President of the Generalitat.
16th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Lluís Roura.

2003

17th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Joan Capella.

2004

18th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Martínez Lozano. 

2005

Inauguration of the webpage www.salarusinyol.net.
Exhibition-Tribute to Miquel Cabanas on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of his transfer .
19th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the Manuel Blesa exhibition.

2006

20 Anniversary of the Rusiñol Gallery with the extraordinary exhibition by Francesc d’Assís Casademont “Le Vieux” and Francesc d’Assís Galí.

2007

21 Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition of Aguilar Moré.

2008

Our website launches a new image visualization tool: See pictures on a scale.
22th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the extraordinary exhibition by the painter Josep Sala “80 Years of creativity”.

2009

23th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the extraordinary exhibition of the painter Raffaello Ossola “Immagini immaginate”.

We release the blog of the Sala Rusiñol, where we publish our news and articles of the current world of art.

2010

May. 24th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the extraordinary exhibition of Jesús Casaus “Jesús Casaus (1926-2002). Homage”.  

September: we incorporate the commemorative logo of 25 years of the Sala Rusiñol.  

December. Exhibition devoted to Miquel Cabanas (1916-1995) and that under the title “You need to take advantage of the journey” collected works from 1974 until 1995. The mayor of the city, Lluís Recoder, gives us the image of a capital of the Royal Monastery of Sant Cugat as a recognition of our 25 years of activity. With this exhibition, the first of festival acts were celebrated for the 25th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol

 

2011

May-June. The celebration of the 25th Anniversary continues. In the first place, with an exhibition dedicated to Ramon Calsina (1901-1992) with the title “Calsina Back … 25 years”. Next to the exhibition “25 Painters enjoying … eternity” and, finally, with the exhibition “50 Twelves”, which culminates with the great anniversary celebration that took place on June 17th.

September. On the 15th of September, the Molt Honorable President of the Generalitat, Mr. Artur Mas i Gavarró, and his wife Elena, during a private event, visited the Sala Rusiñol and the exhibition “50 twelves”, when they were presented with a painting box that included notes from the 50 artists that made up the show.

2012

May. Celebration of the 26th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition of Lluís Roura, entitled “The four seasons”.

2013

May. Celebration of the 27th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Pilarín Bayés “The Circus of Pilarín in Sant Cugat”.

2014

May. Celebration of the 28th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition by Carlos Díaz, “Stolen light”.

November. Celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the painter Aguilar Moré with a collection of works from 1952 until 2014.

2015

January. The exhibition “Small Format Painting Exhibition” finishes where we made the first auction for Cáritas.

May. Celebration of the 29th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition “Light and Strength” by Eustaquio Segrelles.

2016

May. Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition of Fabio Hurtado “Modern Times”. As a closing ceremony, the Deputy Mayor of Presidency, Culture and City Promotion, Carmela Fortuny, gives us a plaque that recognizes the commitment and involvement of the Sala Rusiñol with the cultural world of our city.

2017

May. Celebration of the 31st Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition-anthological tribute to Almazán Miquel (1943-2010).

2018

May. Celebration of the 32th Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition of Ramon Vilanova, “70 years filtering colors and feelings”.

December. We renew our image on social networks with a new website adapted to all devices, with more accessible content and better integration of our communication channels: instagram, facebook and youtube.

2019

May. Celebration of the 33rd Anniversary of the Sala Rusiñol with the exhibition of Cruañas, “50 years of painting”.