This museum is dedicated to Antoni Tàpies (1923–2012), Catalunya’s leading late 20th-century artist. Major holdings consist of gifts from the artist and his wife, and tend to emphasize late works and large-scale pieces. Changing exhibitions show the artist’s evolving viewpoints and leave no doubt about his role in bringing unconventional materials (gravel, broken sticks, chunks of cement) into high art. Seeing so many works by Tàpies in one place shows how, like so many Spanish artists, he returned repeatedly to the motif of the cross for works both secular and (in his own abstract way) sacred. Since it’s in L’Eixample, it’s not really a surprise that the museum occupies a Modernista landmark. The former home of publishing company Editorial Montaner i Simon was built by Lluís Domènech i Montaner from 1880 to 1882 (the company belonged to his mother’s family). The pioneering structure has a jaunty Moorish cast to it.
Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Carrer Aragó, 255
Our Rating Hours Tues–Sun 10am–7pm Transportation Metro: Passeig de Gràcia Phone 93-487-03-15 Prices Admission 7€ adults, 5.60€ students, free for those under 16 and over age 65 Web site Fundació Antoni Tàpies
MapCarrer Aragó, 255 Barcelona
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