A hotel at the heart of the art movement in the city – experience Picasso & Dalí at Hotel Arts Barcelona

Hotel Arts Barcelona launches Picasso vs. Dalí experience in celebration of the eagerly anticipated ‘Picasso/Dalí, Dalí/Picasso’ exhibition at Museu Picasso 19th March – 28th June.

From 19th March to 28th June 2015, over 80 rarely loaned works by two of the world’s most acclaimed artists, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, will be presented side by side at the Museu Picasso, Barcelona.

Located just a short stroll from the Museu Picasso is Hotel Arts Barcelona, an iconic luxury hotel that has long-standing reputation for its relationship with art. It was one of the first luxury hotels to introduce a private art collection as part of the interior design, it is also framed by a world-renowned sculpture by Frank Gehry.

The art works on show at the eagerly anticipated ‘Picasso/Dalí, Dalí/Picasso’ exhibition at the Museu Picasso come together from over 20 international art museums and private collections with a focus on paintings, featuring drawings, prints and sculpture.

In celebration of the exhibition Hotel Arts Barcelona is offering guests a ‘Picasso/Dalí’ experience which includes tickets to the exhibition* plus cocktails and tapas inspired by the artists at Frank’s bar.

Taking inspiration from both artists, Frank’s Bar has created an innovative ‘Picasso/Dalí’ cocktail menu to reflect the two artists. The team of mixologists took inspiration from some of Dalí’s favourite foods including watermelons and pomegranates to create the Watermeloska cocktail made from vodka, lemon, watermelon, mint, sugar and soda, and the Salty Dog cocktail created using gin and pomegranate presented in a salted rimmed glass.

The ‘Inspiration’ cocktail was born out of Picasso’s love of the Mediterranean, from the French Provence to the coast of Barcelona. Made using brandy, Lillet, lime and sugar this cocktail conjures up the feeling of a Mediterranean garden with Lillet being the key ingredient made of macerated citrus fruits including the Spanish orange.

The Picasso/Dalí tapas menu suggested to accompany the cocktails includes: Ración de queso Manchego puro de oveja, a classic Spanish cheese , or Gambas fritas con salsa agridulce de mango as Dalí was known to have enjoyed eating fried fish, he also painted fish regularly under different forms.

The ‘Picasso/Dalí’ experience at Hotel Arts Barcelona starts from €350 and includes one nights accommodation, two tickets to see the exhibition at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona and two themed cocktails and tapas at Frank’s Bar, Hotel Arts Barcelona.
(*limited tickets, based on availability at the time of booking)

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About the Picasso/Dalí Exhibition

The Picasso/Dalí, Dalí/Picasso exhibition demonstrates how these two artists were shaped by the currents of their time. The story of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí is one of influence, rivalry, and artistic appreciation. This exhibition presents these two giants of modern art who changed the way we understand images and the role of the artist. Works by the two artists are presented side by side. http://www.bcn.cat/museupicasso/en/exhibitions/future.html

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