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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.

Until September, 25th, 2017.



The exhibition "Sunday" transforms the Fundació Antoni Tàpies into a museum of all the periods and geographical locations that tourists have shared through a format as modest as the postcard. To this day the collection contains about thirty-four thousand postcards classified in one hundred sections. The compulsive collecting in which Oriol Vilanova indulges every Sunday excavates the ruins of the society of the spectacle, which was responsible in the first place for the enormous production and circulation of images. As the artist imagines, ‘flea markets are now sanctuaries’ in which an object as banal as the postcard continues to glow brightly in the dust.

Until May 28th, 2017



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