The contemporary art section of the Museum of Montserrat is surely the one that has grown the most in recent years in terms of the number of donations. This has mainly been possible thanks to the museum’s commitment to art through temporary exhibitions, which are constantly changing in the two halls available for this purpose: the Pere Daura Hall and the Pere Pruna Art Space.
We cannot say that the museum has met its goal of being able to offer a complete, balanced overview of avant-garde and contemporary painting. However, in this area visitors can admire significant works which comprise the collection’s original core. As is common in the Museum of Montserrat, the works in this space have reached it through donations, often from the artists themselves or from private collectors. One painting that stands out from the rest is Sean Scully’s Oisin’s Mountain (2010), a donation from the artist who has recently been involved in Santa Cecília church of Montserrat. Pieces by Norman Narotzky, Jaime Súnico, Josep Niebla, Ricard Vaccaro, Javier Pérez, Joaquim Chancho and Jana Sterbak, among others, have recently joined the museum’s collection.