Category: Art

Category: Art

Joan Miro Foundation

Joan Miro Foundation

Joan Miro – updated 17 October 2022

Joan Miro (Joan Miró) was a Catalan painter and sculptor who combined abstract art with Surrealist fantasy who worked extensively in lithography and produced numerous murals, tapestries, and sculptures for public spaces.

Joan Miro

Mallorca

Joan spent most of his life in Barcelona but had a passion for Mallorca; where he spent his childhood holidays, also his wife and mother were Mallorcan and at the age of 63, he purchased a house with a studio in Cala Major, the location of Marivent Palace which is a holiday home for the Spanish royal family.

On Christmas Day in 1983, Joan passed away and the house and studio were extended and renovated to house a permanent exhibition of his art.

Art gallery & museum

The Joan Miro Foundation is an art gallery and museum in Palma devoted to the famous artist and includes a collection of over 100 paintings, 25 sculptures and a few thousand studio pieces. You will not see all of this on your visit because only a small amount of the collection is displayed at any time.

Miró Mallorca Foundation

Miro Mallorca Foundation is made up of three remarkable buildings that form one of Mallorca’s most important architectural ensembles: the Sert Studio where Miró started working in 1956, designed by Miró’s friend, the architect Josep Lluís Sert; Son Boter, a late 18th century Mallorcan house which the artist used as a second painting and sculpture studio; and the Moneo Building, the Fundació’s headquarters, designed by Rafael Moneo and opened in 1992. The first two buildings have been declared Items of Cultural Heritage (BIC according to the Spanish acronym).

On March 7th 1981, Miró and his wife, Pilar Juncosa, donated the artist’s studios – the Sert Studio and Son Boter – to the Fundació Miró Mallorca, together with the works of art, documents and objects that were inside them. This generous legacy was made up of paintings, sculptures, drawings, objects and prints, together with a rich collection of documents and part of the contents of his personal library.

Across four unique spaces, enjoy the process of Joan Miró's artistic endeavors during his time in Mallorca. Step inside Sert Studio and the preserved rural house, Son Boter – creative spaces where time has stood still – plus, see the fluid blending of art and architecture at the Moneo Building.

Fundacio Miro Entrance Ticket

What you will see

Famous Spanish painter Joan Miro was born in Barcelona but spent his later years on the island of Majorca, where the Miró Foundation was established in his adoptive city of Palma. See where the great modern artist lived and had his studio with this ticket to the Miró Mallorca Foundation Museum and exhibition space – Buy Tickets

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Es Baluard

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma

Es Baluard – updated 17 October 2022

The full name for this museum is Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, which is why most people just call it Es Baluard.

Es Baluard

King Juan Carlos

The concept for Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art was envisaged by the former King Juan Carlos three decades ago and the museum was official established on 30th January 2004.

Es Baluard currently possesses an important reserve of contemporary art by creators who are either from the Balearic Islands or related to them in some way. It also holds temporary exhibitions and historically has held exhibitions by artists such as Picasso (2006), Andy Warhol (2006) and Joan Miró (2006 and 2008), among others.

30 years ago, King Juan Carlos believed that culture was the answer to re-branding Palma and Mallorca as a high-quality tourist destination and today, Es Baluard attracts culture vultures and art lovers from all over Europe. It is a real showcase of Balearic Island art in addition to being an ideal solution for the preservation of art and cultural development in Mallorca.

Es Baluard

Baluard de Sant Pere

The museum is located in the Baluard de Sant Pere, a former military fortress dating back to the 16th century and features 'The Aljub', a freshwater cistern which supplied the whole of the Puig de Sant Pere neighbourhood and the boats that came to the port. This is now used for shows and exhibitions.

Restaurant

The museum also has a great restaurant on one of the terraces, Es Baluard Restaurante & Lounge, which is very popular with locals and tourists.

The building is a type of art in its own right with stark concrete and shining steel mixed effortlessly into ancient stone walls with a total surface of 5,027 sqm and 2,500 sqm of exhibition space.

The Museum is managed by the Fundació Es Baluard Museu d’Art Contemporani de Palma, the members of which are the Government of the Balearic Islands, the Island Council of Mallorca, Palma City Council and the Fundació d’Art Serra.

Opening times

  • Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm.
  • Sunday from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.
  • The museum is closed every Monday.
  • The ticket office remains open until
  • 15 minutes before closing time.
  • The museum is closed every 1st January and 25th December.

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