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Fundació Antoni Tàpies

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Fundació Antoni Tàpies - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

This panorama was taken of the front of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies on Argo. The building stands out because of the unusual attachments to the top which is reminiscent of barbed wire, and quite chaotic. The Panoramic picture shows the view over the road to the Foundation and some of the surrounding buildings. This is a popular attraction for those who come to Barcelona for the arts.

Fundació Antoni Tàpies - FURTHER INFORMATION

Fundació Antoni Tàpies - Barcelona visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Fundació Antoni Tàpies' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Catalonia.

The Fundació Tàpies was created in 1984 by Antoni Tàpies to promote the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art. The Foundation is housed in a building designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner and takes a 'plural, interdisciplinary approach and aims to set up cooperative ventures with experts in different fields of learning to contribute to a better understanding of contemporary art and culture. The museum contains both permanent and temporary exhibitions, holds lectures and film sessions and publishes it's own books to fulfill the aims of promoting contemporary art.

Among the top 3 Barcelona museums name for a single artist (Picasso, Miró, Tàpies), this foundation is housed in an important early modernista building by Domènech i Montaner. Though constructed in 1885, Tàpies inaugurated the building as a museum in his name in 1984 to promote contemporary art. This experimental Catalan artist - second only to Miró among regional 20th century masters - donated a large portions of his works, which lay side by side other contemporary artists.

The collection of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies consists mostly of the works donated by Antoni and Teresa Tàpies, though a few other donors have also contributed. It continues to grow as the Tàpies' make new donations each year.

The Fundació is on Argo, just around the corner from Casa Batlló on Passeig de Gràcia. Argo joins Passeig de Gràcia about half way between Plaça de Catalunya and Casa Milà / La Pedrera.


Fundació Antoni Tàpies,
Aragó 255, 08007 Barcelona
Tel: +34 934 870 315


Metro: Passeig de Gràcia

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