Barcelona: The Fundació Joan Miró
First opened in June 1975, the Foundation was the first public institution in Barcelona to focus on contemporary art. While largely devoted to the works of Miró, the space also showcases the works of other contemporary artists in line with Miró’s own directive. The Foundation building was designed by Josep Lluís Sert following the principles of Rationalist architecture, with different spaces set around a central patio in the traditional Mediterranean style and with Sert’s characteristic skylights. Visitors can access the rooftop for dramatic views of the city and an up-close look at some of the artist’s colorful sculptures.
The Foundation’s collection currently comprises over 14,000 pieces: 217 paintings, 178 sculptures, 9 textiles, 4 ceramics, the almost complete graphic works and some 8,000 drawings, making it the most complete collection of the artist’s work. The major part of this collection was donated to the Foundation by Joan Miró himself.
Fundació Joan Miró
Parc de Montjuïc s/n
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