• Espai Volart 2 - Spain

    Opening hours

    Tuesday – Friday, 5:00pm – 8:30pm Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, 5:00pm – 8:30pm Sunday, 11:00am – 2:00pm Open year round except for Mondays, Sundays afternoon, public holidays, Easter week, summer (from July 22 to September 18), Christmas (from 24 December to January 1, 2014) and days for changing exhibits.


    Espai Volart 2

    C/ Ausiàs Marc, 22. 08010 Barcelona, Barcelona

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    Institution type

    Art Center


    • Contemporary
    • Emerging Artists


    The Fundació Vila Casas, founded in 1986 by the pharmaceutical entrepreneur Antoni Vila Casas, is a private, non-profit making organisation which has the promotion of contemporary Catalan art as its main aim.

    With five exhibition centres, all part of our architectural heritage, the foundation has become a platform for exhibiting the permanent collection and holding temporary shows of the artists featured in the collection.

    In the socio-sanitary field the foundation promotes research with the aim of establishing dialogue between health professionals, the media and society.

    The Fundació Vila Casas has three contemporary art museums and two galleries for temporary exhibitions all devoted to the displaying of contemporary Catalan art dating from the 1960’s to the present day.

    In Barcelona the Can Framis Museum of Contemporary Painting and the galleries for temporary exhibitions Espai Volart and Espai Volart 2, and in the Baix Empordà area of Catalonia the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Palau Solterra and the Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, Can Mario, offer an insight into Catalan contemporary art and architectural heritage.

    Espai Volart 2 holds temporary exhibitions by well-known artists whose work falls into one of the three disciplines of the collection: contemporary painting, photography or sculpture.

    Unlike Espai Volart, which concentrates exclusively on artists from the collection, Espai Volart 2 presents the work of artists well-known in the Catalan art world.

    Espai Volart 2 was opened in 2008 and is sited in the old storerooms of the Modernista building Casa Felip, at carrer Ausiàs Marc 20. It was constructed in 1901 by the architect Telm Fernández. At the beginning of the 1980’s it was declared a site of local cultural heritage by the Barcelona city council.

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