The Art Museum of Cerdanyola (MAC) is housed in an Art Nouveau building constructed by the architect Gaietà Buïgas as the Teatre Casino for a family who used to summer in this town (1894). Later (1905-1912), it was refurbished by Eduard M. Balcells as a summer home, and between 1961 and 1999 it was the home to the Domènech pharmaceutical laboratories.
Opened in 2009, the MAC has a collection devoted to Art Nouveau and Art Deco artists with ties to the city, such as the sculptor and illustrator Ismael Smith and the painter Josep de Togores. Prominent works include Dames de Cerdanyola (Ladies of Cerdanyola), which signalled a peak in Catalonia’s Art Nouveau stained-glass art. This work has now been recovered and placed back in its original location. The MAC also has spaces for temporary exhibitions, and on the first floor there is an auditorium that can house up to 120 people.
It offers an extensive programme of activities for the public at large, in addition to educational activities for schools and accessible activities and resources for individuals with special needs.
General ticket: 2.00 €
Reduced-fee ticket: 1.50 €
Entry free of charge for everyone the first Sunday of every month.
Access to the temporary exhibitions is always free of charge.
Tuesday to Saturday, 5 to 8 pm, and Sundays and holidays, 11 am to 2 pm. During the month of August, the museum is open Saturdays and Sundays
By train: RENFE local trains, line C4 (Sant Vicenç de Calders / Manresa), Cerdanyola del Vallès station, and line C7
By bus: Sarbús inter-urban buses, line A4 (Barcelona - Cerdanyola - Sant Cugat - Rubí - Terrassa)
By car: AP-7 (B-30), C-58, N-150 and BV-1415 motorway from Cerdanyola to Barcelona (via Horta)