The museum of the Cidade da Cultura hosts since November 15 the exhibition Galicia, un relato no mundo (Galicia, a story in the world), a tour of Galiza’s interaction with the rest of the world, from prehistory to the present day. The more than 300 multi-format pieces in this exhibition, directed by the journalist Manuel Gago, are spread over two floors of the Museum Centro Gaiás. The tour includes paintings, photographs, manuscripts, books, paintings, sculptures, maps, old flags… even augmented reality.
Numerous pieces full of symbolism came from Argentina, the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, Uruguay and Ireland to review the history of our country in different areas of culture. Curiosities are present, such as the Sawley Map, considered one of the first European encyclopedic world maps (12th century), which represented the Cathedral of Santiago as the most important building in Europe; or the collection of Galician people personal belongings involved in World War II.
Music in the exhibition Galicia, un relato no mundo
Music also has a space in this exhibition, in which Galician emigration production of the early 20th century can be heard. The exhibition reflects the miscegenation between the music of Galiza and the one of the destinations of our emigrants. Among them, the Muiñeira de Pro Bandera by Manuel Dopazo, the Foliada de Romeros by the Coro Aires da Terra de Pontevedra, the Galician Alborada by Vicente Ballester, Unha noite na eira do trigo by Juan Pulido, Un adiós a Mariquiña by Ofelia Nieto or Meus amores by Jaime Montes Conde.
Due to the Covid-19, the exhibition could not be visited since March 13, so two initiatives were launched: a guided visit from Twitter, which you can access through this link, and a virtual one, which you can enjoy in this link or clicking on the image of the tweet. You can also consult the catalog of the exhibition Galicia, un relato no mundo, here.