• Fundació Joan Miró - Spain

    Opening hours

    Opening hours: X-mas holidays: 25 and 26 December and 1rst January, closed. Friday 6th January: open from 10 to 2,30 pm Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 - 19.00 (October - June) Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 - 20.00 (July - September) Thursdays, 10.00 - 21.30 Sundays and public holidays, 10.00 - 14.30 Closed on Mondays (except public holidays) Admission to the Foundation up to 15 minutes before closing time The Library will be closed from 6 to 19 August 2012.

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    Fundació Joan Miró

    Parc de Montjuïc, s/n 08038 Barcelona, Barcelona
    Spain

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    Institution type

    Museum

    Category

    • Contemporary
    • Emerging Artists
    • Modern Art
    • Photography
    • Prints & Works on Paper

    About

    The Joan Miró Foundation opened to the public on 10 June 1975. It had its origins in Miró's first large exhibition in Barcelona, in 1968, at the Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu. Several figures from the world of the arts saw the opportunity to have a space in Barcelona dedicated to the artist's work. However, in accordance with his wishes, the new institution was also to promote and publicise the work of contemporary artists in all its aspects.At a time when artistic and cultural life was certainly minimal, the Foundation brought a refreshing vitality, together with a new, more dynamic concept of an art museum in which Miró's art was shown alongside a wide variety of creative works by other artists - a fact that is reflected in the Foundation's full name of Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art.

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