A New Approach to Joan Miró
BARCELONA — If you’re planning a trip to Spain in the near future, be sure to add The Joan Miró Foundation to your sightseeing list. Donated by the artist’s family, the Foundation recently acquired seventeen new original Joan Miró works on paper which have all been added to its permanent displays. Over the years, paper was the material that Joan Miró used most often, working with all kinds, from sandpaper and cardboard to newspaper and other printed materials. His artistic output in this medium was innovative and daring (see for yourself by visiting the Park West Gallery Joan Miró Collection online).
Since 1975, the Miró Foundation has been a public center for contemporary art and today it holds the largest collection of the artist’s work. In addition to acquiring new works on paper, the museum’s permanent collection has also been remodeled, courtesy of generous funding by the Catalan Government. New displays, a state-of-the art lighting system and screening room are among the upgrades – all are designed to enhance the visitor’s experience by putting Miró’s work into historical context and providing a more in-depth insight into the artist’s career.
In conjunction with the new installation, entry to the Fundació Joan Miró will be free every Thursday, starting February 18 through March 25, from 5 – 9pm.
For more information on this exhibit, please visit www.fundaciomiro-bcn.org