After the years of the Civil War, in which there was no activity, the art of Sabadell continued in the vicinity of the Academy and little by little it was recovering the vitality of other times. Later, the decade of the 1950s was born with two Arte Actual salons and four biennials that laid the foundations for an era of full artistic and intellectual ebullition for the Academy. Indeed, it is the moment when the Riutort magazine was created (1956-1965) and the Sala d'Art Actual was inaugurated.
Riutort has its origins in the first Salón de Arte Actual in 1950 and in the subsequent biennials that favored the favorable climate so that, a few years later, appeared - not without impediments of censorship - this periodical publication led by Andreu castles The 40 issues that were published proclaimed it as an avant-garde magazine, of great quality and value, where subjects of art, architecture, photography, dance, music, cinema, theater and literature were discussed and was often accompanied by graphic work original by various artists of the moment; likewise, it came to have subscribers in Spain, France, Italy and the United States, especially thanks to the special issue dedicated to children's art.
In 1958, a small group of young artists (who a short time later would form the well-known Gallot Group) created the Sala d'Art Actual at the Academy with the intention of spreading the new international aesthetic currents. In this way, Sabadell could see the interesting works of Lucio Fontana, Joan Josep Tharrats or Romà Vallès, among others, who shook up the local artistic scene.
In the mid-1960s, the Academy moved again, this time to its current location on Passeig Manresa. The sculptor Camil Fàbregas made the murals at the entrance and the artist Antoni Vila Arrufat was in charge of designing the interior spaces where he took the opportunity to place in a place of honor the famous fireplace of the ceramist Marian Burguès. Now, the Academy had exhibition rooms, a theater, a library and several meeting and meeting rooms.
At the beginning of the seventies, the famous "classrooms" broke into the Academy which, grouped under the various fields of art and knowledge (Classroom of Current Art, Class of Culture, Class of Theater, Class of Cinema and Class of Music ) boosted and dynamized Sabadell culture even beyond the city's own limits, as is the case with the Aula de Teatre, which became a point of reference for experimental theater in Catalonia.
In this favorable climate, the well-known Sala Tres (1972-1979) was inaugurated at the institution, which arose from the Aula d'Art Actual and which would aim to publicize new aesthetic experiences and, in particular, the conceptual art With Sala Tres, one of the most remarkable periods of artistic modernity in Sabadell was born, imbued with the air of restless and rebellious youth.