Temporary exhibitions are normally located at the ground floor of Casa del Administrador. Sometimes they move to the garden or the Casa Palacio.
La Concepcion houses a permanent exhibition at the Casita del Jardinero. Some scenes of the origin of the garden are told with Barbie dolls dioramas.
PERMANENT EXHIBITION - The history of La Concepcion told by Barbie
The idea of using dolls to recreate the garden's history was conceived by the artist Alberto Martin, who has been putting together displays with Barbie dolls for many years. After studying a number of late 19th-century photographs, mostly from the Silvela Legacy, he created a series of almost identical scenes using not only the world-famous Barbie but also Ken, Madelman and other similar figures. Sponsored by the Malaga Foundation and the Friends of La Concepcion Association.
The aim of this exhibition is to portray both a key period in the history of La Concepcion and the Bourgeois lifestyle of the time in a way that will appeal to visitors of all ages. All of the materials used in the displays have been recycled: bottle tops, sink racks, clothes pegs, pencil sharpeners, pin cushions etc. Each figure is dressed in a different costume and hat made from dressmakers' cuttings; the hairstyles, fans and parasols sported by the women are all unique and were inspired by 19th-century clothing catalogues.
Escenarios, esculturas, taxidermia, personajes que se ocultan o que buscan, serán algunos de los lugares comunes de la obra, además de referencias a la Historia del Arte. Esto se conjugará con el protagonismo de elementos vegetales que se presentan como figuras en acción, tomados por el amplio abanico técnico que resaltará cuestiones puramente pictóricas como son la textura y el color en su obra.
Plantear otros modos de mirar y de leer; este es el juego que se propone al espectador atento.
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Special events: the rooms of the stately home and the external areas of the garden can be hired for celebrations and special events of all kinds.
Photo sessions and film shoots: La Concepcion and La Consula can be used as backdrops for photographs and films, both commercial and private.
Civil weddings: La Concepcion is one of the locations made available by Malaga City Council for the celebration of civil wedding ceremonies conducted by council employees.
Staging of civil wedding ceremonies.
€707,75 per ceremony.
FILM SHOOTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Film recordings and photo sessions that do not interfere with the day-to-day use of the garden.
€80.10 per hour and a half or portion thereof.
Para más información y reservas puede llamar a la taquilla del jardín: 951926180
Family Christmas: a fun day out for the whole family including games, walks, an exhibition entitled “The Origin of La Concepcion as told by Barbie", and a family scavenger hunt.
Father's Day and Mother's Day: Father's Day held on a Sunday in the month of March. Mothe's Day held on the first saturday in May. An extra-special day featuring a children's puppet show, a storyteller, and a family scavenger hunt. The activities take place between 11:00 and 14:00.
Family Day: International Family Day is celebrated on a Sunday in the month of May. This is the ideal occasion to enjoy the garden as a family with a variety of activities, walks, games, a family scavenger hunt, and a puppet show.
Theme-based workshops: a visit lasting an hour and a quarter followed by an hour-and-a-half-long workshop. Advance booking and a minimum of 15 participants are required. Price: €12.50/person.
- Archaeology and Prehistory Day: participants learn about prehistoric tools and weapons, take part in archery, and find out how fire and arrows were made.
- Beekeeping Day: learn about the world of bees and their importance to the environment. The visit includes a talk with audiovisual media, an exhibition hive, and a guided exhibition showcasing beekeeping and apicultural products.
For information and bookings, call 951926180
The Historical Garden and the path leading up to the Viewpoint have been illuminated to provide a different perspective of La Concepcion. The interior of the stately home, the patio and the old library are also visited, while theatre, music and other surprises are also sure to feature.
Night visits take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August, and on certain other dates throughout the rest of the year, such as Valentine's Day, Halloween, and the first day of Spring. Visits for private groups on specific dates can also be arranged.