The Art Gallery Hall gathers the big part of the founding painting and sculpture collection in an area that recreates the original environment of the Fine Arts halls of the time with high ceilings, velvety colored walls and plenty of paintings hanged on the walls.
In this hall are exhibited the pieces from the historical deposit from the National Prado’s Museum. We can find paintings from Rubens, El Greco, Goya or Murillo, among other authors.
The Egyptian hall is formed by Eduard Toda i Güell’s donation made in 1886. The collection is a rich sample of objects from the funerary and religious world, highlighting the mummy of a kid known as «Nesi».
The museum keeps pre-Columbian, oriental and Philippine art collections, typical of the romantic philosophy and XIX century men fascination for universal art and culture.
In the first floor there are represented the most important artistic movements of the Catalan art from the end of the XIX century and the beginning of the XX century: Modernism, Post-Modernism and Noucentisme, with works from artists like Santiago Rusiñol, Ramon Casas, Hermen Anglada-Camarasa, Isidre Nonell or Joaquim Mir.
The contemporary art collection comes from the first Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona, opened in 1960. In this collection especially stands out the informalist art represented by artists’ works like Josep Guinovart, Eduardo Alcoy or Antonio Saura.
The most representative artists from Vilanova are in this area, where we can discover the Works from Rafael Sala and Josep F. Ràfols, as well as the painting collection known as Café Foment realized in 1925 by Joaquim Mir, Enric-C. Ricart, Alexandre de Cabanyes and Martí Torrents.
The Víctor Balaguer Museum collection is complete with work of great interest from different fields when the Museum was founded. This collection relates to the archeological and decorative arts, among others.