Fragments of a Legacy! An exhibition by the Malta Society of Arts to commemorate a century of artistic brilliance
The exhibition is taking place from the 14th of September until the 7th of October.
In a celebration of a century of artistic heritage, the Malta Society of Arts (MSA) is set to open its landmark exhibition, Fragments of a Legacy: The Malta Society of Arts, 1923-2023.
This eagerly awaited event, hosted at the historic Palazzo de la Salle in Valletta, will showcase a diverse collection of art, spanning generations from renowned artists such as Anton Inglott, Frank Portelli, and Emvin Cremona to contemporary talents like Aaron Bezzina and Matthew Attard.
However, this exhibition isn't just about the art; it's about exploring the MSA's pivotal role in shaping Malta's cultural landscape. As the MSA commemorates a century at Palazzo de La Salle, it reflects on its journey—a history marked by support for artists, musicians, and craftsmen, though sometimes tinged with conservatism that stymied groundbreaking art.
Through paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, and archival materials, ‘Fragments of a Legacy’ offers visitors a chance to delve into the MSA's extensive archive and permanent collection. It seeks to reevaluate the past in light of the present, weaving together moments of significance and controversy to provide fresh insights into the Society's contemporary role.
As Arch. Adrian Mamo, the MSA's President, notes, that it is a "fitting tribute to all the artists, craftsmen, and individuals who strove to keep the Society alive for the past 170 years."
Open from the 14th of September to the 7th of October, at the Art Galleries of the Malta Society of Arts in Valletta, this exhibition promises to be a profound journey through time and creativity.
For more information, visit www.artsmalta.org/events or www.facebook.com/maltasocietyofarts.