The Fundació Joan Miró, housed in a uniquely quintessential 1970s building, will appeal to fans of contemporary and experimental art.
Created by artist and Barcelona native Joan Miró and opened to the public in 1975, the Foundation features a vast collection of over 14,000 works—many donated by the artist himself—ranging from paintings, drawings, and sculptures, to ceramics and textiles.
Some of what you’ll see displayed, in the large galleries and along sloping walkways, includes several immense tapestries, such as Sobreteixim with Eight Umbrellas (1973)
and Tapestry of the Fundació (1979).
Of the thousands of drawings/paintings in the collection are such works as Portrait of a Young Girl (1919),
and among the many sculptural works are Man and Woman in the Night (1969) and Pair of Lovers Playing with Almond Blossoms (Model for the sculptural group at La Défense, Paris, 1975).
Works by other artists include a mesmerizing fluid sculpture of iron, aluminum, and mercury titled Mercury Fountain by Alexander Calder (1937).