Mallorca offers a wealth of cultural attractions for visitors and residence, with a number of excellent museums dotted around the island, artist’s studios open to the public and indeed commercial art galleries. Here we have selected the ones that are a ‘must visit’ for those of you that are interested in art.
Palma’s major annual art event
For one night in September, on La Nit de L’Art, the city’s old town comes alive with boutiques, restaurants, galleries and museums presenting exciting collections of artist works. All are unified by a love of beauty, and the captivating backdrop of a mellow autumnal evening in historic Palma.
Experience the buzz of Palma at one of these exciting annual events. Great music, food, sports and art are all on the agenda! […] Annual events in Palma during 2019
Top art galleries in Palma
Mallorca’s capital is indeed awash with commercial art galleries, not to mention the wildly popular Nit de l’Art, when the city’s old town comes alive for one night in September with all kinds of spaces thrown open to exciting collections of artistic works.
Worth the walk
Started in 1969, Pelaires is the gallery with the longest history of exhibiting contemporary art in Spain, and a must for anyone interested in both this, and historic architecture. Across two floors of amazing arched spaces, the gallery presents some of the most notable names from the international art scene’s who’s who list.
During Franco’s regime, the owners often had to tussle with the authorities who frowned on some of its more daring programming.
Designed to create memorable moments for a savvy crowd, Gallery Red introduces to the Balearics a combination of the coolest lifestyle, iconic design, one-of-a-kind contemporary art as well as vintage handbags and accessories by the most coveted designers.
Curated installations featuring leading contemporary artists, designer legends, and exclusive handbags and accessories from the past 50 years in Palma. […] Gallery Red Palma de Mallorca
Located just a few minutes’ walk off Jaume III, Ahoy! Art Gallery displays work from both internationally established and new coming artists. They deliver tailored advice for those looking to curate their own art collection and are particularly knowledgeable when it comes to positioning the artwork and pairing it with other pieces.
The AHOY! Art Gallery Palma specialises in representing, promoting and exhibiting artists, both international and local, established and up-and-coming. […] AHOY! Art Gallery Palma
Carrer Sant Feliu
Always to be relied upon to come up with exciting shows is Rialto Living, whose sumptuous gallery space displays many a stand-out artist from homegrown talent to touring international names.
Rialto Living in Palma de Mallorca offers a lifestyle store concept including interior design, fashion, art, gifts and a café to the well-travelled fashion and design-interested customers. […] Rialto Living Lifestyle Store
Almost opposite Rialto Living, Kewenig Gallery is an architectural masterpiece worth a visit in itself: a synagogue in the 10th century before becoming a mosque and finally a church in the 13th century. The Kewenig family invite some of the most reputable international artists to Mallorca to create artwork inspired by the building and the island’s unique history. Hence, pieces are shown here you would never be able to see elsewhere.
In the same gallery-rich street (C/ de Sant Feliu) is the eye-catching Gerhardt Braun Gallery. Opened in 2012, this striking space exhibits work created by both well-established and emerging international artists with creativity and flair.
Carrer Sant Jaume
Pockets of peace on this busy shopping street are Galería Pep Llabrés and, steps away, Galería Xavier Fiol, their stark minimalist interiors providing the canvas for an array of new and established contemporary artists. If your preference is for geometric abstraction, you’ll find much to interest you in these calm, neutral spaces.
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Collectors interested in gaining further insight into local artists can do so at ABA ART LAB, whose private area offers a window into archives and examples of sketches and works in progress. The modern loft is dedicated entirely to young, emerging art.
A stone’s throw away, Galeria Maior is a tiny but perfectly formed space, a deceptively potent little outfit that collaborates with major international art fairs in a bid to promote contemporary artists.
Top art galleries in Santanyí
The narrow alleys of Santanyí in Mallorca’s south bear witness to its status as an artist haven.
Stand-out galleries include Sailer Gallery: a sublime treasure trove of textiles, artwork and modern paintings housed in a charming 17th-century townhouse. Of particular interest is the gallery’s kilim collection comprising intricate oriental carpets and rugs of rare beauty.
Every Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00 h to 14:00 h, the Gemma Leys gallery in Santanyí is opened up to visitors. Drawing upon her worldwide travel experiences, Dutch-born Gemma creates intricate oil and pigment paintings, some incorporating exquisite inscriptions of poems by Pablo Neruda, and striking symbolism.
Top art galleries in Puerto Portals
Although more known for swanky restaurants and bars, Puerto Portals also has a slice of culture in the form of NURU Gallery & Lifestyle Store. This gallery opened in June 2019 to create a new space for modern art in one of Mallorca’s prime locations, where Jordi Mollà exhibits his pop-art-inspired paintings. Domingo Zapata also exhibits his infamous Panda Series here and Markus Tollman is the third high-profile painter to show his paintings at the gallery. Landscape photographer Jörg Wanderer will also be present with four large works, graphical in style. Two taken in Palma and two more shot on his travels around the world. The Nuru Gallery sets its focus on contemporary art and is well worth a visit, not only for art collectors.
Discover the bold art of actor Jordi Mollà, who counts Jonny Depp as one of his collectors – now exhibiting at Nuru Gallery & Lifestyle Store […] NURU Gallery & Lifestyle Store
Top art galleries in Portocolom
Right on the promenade in Portocolom on the east coast, Galeria Simon Nolte fills its gallery space and secluded patio with varied exhibitions of modern art and sculpture. Visit to be surprised and delighted by its selection of typically playful works.
Top art galleries in Deià
Luxury Hotel Belmond La Residencia in Deià welcomes visits to its small but perfectly formed Sa Tafona gallery space. Displays of treasured island artists Joan Miró, David Templeton and Arturo Rhodes regularly appear; the latter two living and working in Deià itself. Exhibitions change monthly, and opening nights are great social occasions.
Top art galleries in Alaró
The Addaya Centre of Contemporary Art, in the centre of town by the church and spread over three floors of an old restored village house, presents changing and permanent exhibits of painting, sculptures, photography, video and graphic design. A succession of artists takes up residence in the second floor studio-workshop.
Top art galleries in Andratx
The largest centre of contemporary art on Mallorca is CCA Andratx. Art lovers converge on this dynamic cultural centre throughout the year in the knowledge that what they will find there is freshness, difference, and great variety.
Incorporated into the huge building’s array of attractions – including artists’ studios, a café/restaurant, shop and lush grounds – are CCA Gallery and CCA Espai. The first is dedicated to international artists, while the latter is dedicated to artists living in the Balearic Islands.
Meanwhile, the Kunsthalle exhibition space gives the opportunity for visitors to see a range of thought-provoking artistic projects presented in a range of forms.
The largest and certainly one of the best contemporary art gallerys on Mallorca. A visit to CCA in Andratx is a ‘must’ for all cultural lovers visiting Mallorca. […] CCA Cultural Centre Andratx
Top art galleries in Port d’Andratx
Galería HMH displays a 1,200-plus strong collection from almost 50 artists. Continually changing works by established artists like Jörg Döring, Carsten Westphal and Hans Christian Ribbe sit alongside some lesser-known gems.
Abstract and Pop Art are big here, with many home-friendly works on sale ranging from between 500 and 30,000 euros, including a great many sculptures crafted from iron, steel, terracotta, and wood, for outdoor areas.
The sister to Palma’s Gerhardt Braun Gallery also recently opened in the swanky port, with the same emphasis on exciting, and sometimes challenging, artworks exhibited in a dynamic space.