Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona

Aragó, 255, Barcelona
Catalunya, Spain
Phone: +34 934 870 315
Website: https://fundaciotapies.org/en/
closed on: Mondays, January 1 and 6, and December 25 and 26
Museum Type: Art
A view of the Tapiès Foundation in Barcelona, photo Riccardo Bianchini, Inexhibit

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona is an art museum dedicated to Catal artist Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona, 1923-2012).

If you have visited the Gràcia district in Barcelona, you’ve probably also seen the Foundation’s Modern-style building with the distinctive yarn-shaped sculpture Núvol i Cadira (Cloud and Chair) created by Tàpies in 1990 that tops its main facade on Carrer d’Aragó.
The building, dating to 1882, is a former publishing house designed by famed Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850-1923).

Above: the Fundació Tàpies in Barcelona, view from calle d’Aragó; photo © Riccardo Bianchini / Inexhibit.

The collection of the Foundation consists mainly, though not exclusively, of works by Tàpies.
Comprising paintings, sculptures, drawings, art books, and prints, the collection covers all four artistic periods of Tàpies with drawings and portraits dating to the ’40s, various “matter paintings” of the ’50s and ’60s, many sculptural objects made in the ’60s and the early ’70s, “varnishes” of the ’80s, and sculptures and art objects made in the ’90s, a period in which the artist experimented with unconventional materials, sheet metal as a painting support.

Specially committed to promoting modern and contemporary art, the Tàpies Foundation organizes special exhibitions, seminars, talks, educational programs for children and schools, and workshops usually focused on its collection, or the theme of the exhibitions on the program.

A view of the Tapiès Foundation in Barcelona, photo Riccardo Bianchini, Inexhibit

The facade of the Tapiès Foundation in Barcelona, photo Riccardo Bianchini, Inexhibit

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona; photos © Riccardo Bianchini / Inexhibit..

Fundacio Tapies Barcelona, Malenconia exhibition, installation view 1

Fundacio Tapies Barcelona, Malenconia exhibition, installation view 3

Images above: Fundació Antoni Tàpies. Tàpies. Malenconia © Comissió Tàpies / Vegap, 2022.
De la fotografia: © Fundació Antoni Tàpies, 2022.


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