Joan Miro Foundation
Discover the surreal art of a Catalan great
Opened in 1975, in an awarding winning museum building designed by Josep Lluis Sert, the Joan Miro Foundation pays homage to the amazing achievements of one of Catalonia’s leading lights.
Born in Barcelona in 1893, and living to the ripe old age of 100, Joan Miro was a painter, sculpturer and ceramicist who challenged the conventions of art and gained a reputation comparable with Dali and Picasso for his pioneering work.
The Foundation holds 14,000 of his pieces, which were influenced by the avant garde and surrealist movements amongst others. Brash and bold, abstract and full of primary colours, his signature paintings invariably provoke a reaction from their beholders, especially when the artist indulges his penchant for the scatological, such as with his famous Man and Woman in Front of a Pile of Excrement.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10am — 8pm (from November to March: 10am — 6pm)
Thursdays: 10am — 9pm
Saturdays: 10am — 8pm
Sundays: 10am — 3pm