On this day in
1851 died Joseph Mallord William Turner, English Romantic landscape painter and watercolourist
1910 was born Jean Genet, a previous French criminal and later writer, became a leading figure in the avant-garde theatre.
1922 Renata Tebaldi, Italian lyric soprano, died in San Marino.
The Galician Center for Contemporary Art is a space for cultural expansion, whose function is to expand the artistic cultural panorama and reflect on the diversity of culture in contemporary society. Created in 1993, this center is situated within the politics of post-1980s Spain to promote the development of cultural platforms, and to favor Galicia´s introduction into the international artistic circuit. Since its beginnings, the CGAC has marked trends in the art of the last few decades through retrospective exhibits of internationally-known artists next to exhibits dedicated to promoting Galician art, including well-known authors as well as emerging artists. It has also continually collaborated with other institutions, collaborations which will be reinforced with long-term projects during this new era in the CGAC.