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Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Opening times

From 10 am to 7 pm, from Tuesday to Sunday.

Closed: Mon, public holidays, Jan 1st and 6th, Dec 25th

Admission until 15 minutes before closing.


C/ Aragó 255, 08007 Barcelona

Tel. 93 487 03 15 Fax 93 487 00 09

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The Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Antoni Tàpies Foundation) was created in 1984 by the Catalan artist, Antoni Tàpies, to promote the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art. The Foundation opened its doors in June 1990 in the building of the former Montaner i Simon publishing house, originally designed by the Modernista architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The Foundation owns one of the most complete collections of Tàpies’ artwork, largely made up of donations by Antoni and Teresa Tàpies, and combines temporary exhibitions, symposia, lectures and film seasons with a range of publications that complement the activities and periodic shows of Tàpies’ work.


The Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Antoni Tàpies Foundation) offers a changing programme of works from its own collection and temporary loan exhibitions. The collection demonstrates the evolution of Tàpies’ work from the 1940s to the present decade, including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and illustrated books.

In addition to the permanent displays devoted to the Catalan artist, the museum realises a continuous programme of temporary exhibitions featuring contemporary artists.


In the late 1960s, coinciding with an increase in his political commitment, Antoni Tàpies emphasized work with objects. This interest, however, was not new. Tàpies had already entered the world of objects from the beginning of matter paintings. Tàpies’ production with objects forms an important part of his mature work. As with the matter paintings, Tàpies intended to link his work to the real, concrete, and material through the objects. As a result, those that attracted his attention formed part of his everyday life, such as a pile of dishes or newspapers, brooms, chairs and folded napkins. Tàpies would incorporate them on the surface of the painting, make assemblages or represent them on a two-dimensional surface.

Until January 14, 2018



The exhibition brings together a broad range of Meiselas’ projects in one of the most comprehensive retrospectives of her work ever held in Europe. Susan Meiselas (Baltimore, USA, 1948) is a key figure in the recent history of photojournalism. Her coverage of the conflicts in Central America in the seventies and eighties made her a celebrity in the genre, but her work as a whole is far more complex and varied. Susan Meiselas reconsidered her photographic style, convinced that each conflict requires a different approach and complete a retrospective survey in which Meiselas appears as a photographer capable of moving through different scales of time and conflict, ranging from the personal to a geopolitical dimension.

Until January 14th, 2018



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