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Fundacio Antoni Tapies

Antoni Tapies Foundation is a top attraction to visit in Barcelona where here, you can find most of Tapies’ work. This cultural center and museum is dedicated to Antoni Tapies’ life and works. Fundacio was created in 1984 by the artist Antoni Tapies to promote learning about modern and contemporary art.

Fundacio Antoni Tapies Barcelona has reopened its doors to visitors after months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A lot of measures have been implemented to keep the visitors safe. If you plan to visit, then do familiarise yourself with the new guidelines and safety measures in place.

COVID-19 Safety Measures at Fundacio Antoni Tapies

  • The museum is operating at reduced capacity to ensure social distancing.
  • Visitors are advised to book their tickets online and make the payment by credit card to limit contact.
  • Everyone must maintain a distance of 2 meters at all times.
  • Face masks must be worn when entering the museum and throughout the tour.
  • Avoid touching the surfaces inside the museum.
  • The lift can be used by single individuals or household members only.
  • Visitors are recommended to wash their hands and use the sanitizing gel dispensers provided throughout the museum.
  • Follow the itineraries provided by the museum.

Why Visit Fundacio Antoni Tapies?

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  • Learn more about the illustrious life and stunning works of the legendary artist - Antoni Tapies, by planning a visit to this museum!
  • The Fundacio was created in 1984 by Antoni Tapies to promote the learning and knowledge of modern and contemporary art.
  • Outside the museum building, you will notice the artist’s Núvol i Cadira sculpture. This beautiful sculpture is located at the top of the museum building’s façade
  • Explore over 50,000 books on modern and contemporary art in the amazing library situated on the first floor of Fundacio Antoni Tapies.
  • Admire Tapies’ most amazing works including El Mitjo on a small terrace on the second floor of the museum.

Who is Antoni Tapies?

Antoni Tapies is a renowned Catalan artist and art theorist who lived in Barcelona for the majority of his life. He is famous for his use of geometrical elements and colors in his works and experimented with new iconographic elements and technical methods. His works have been exhibited at many top museums in the world including the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, and more. Tapies has also authored numerous publications such as Memòria personal (1977), La realitat com a art (1982), Per un art modern i progressista (1985), Valor de l’art (1993), and so on. In 1984, he created Fundacio Antoni Tapies to promote the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art, focusing on the role of art in forming a man’s conscience.

Fundacio Antoni Tapies Exhibitions

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Saadance Afif. The Fountain Archives and Beyond

Check out Saadance Afif. The Fountain Archives and Beyond exhibition at Fundacio Antoni Tapies. The Fountain Archives exhibition is divided into three elements – the active part of the project, the passive part of the project, and the Fountain Archives (Augmented). The active part consists of the pages of the books, magazines, publications, etc. that reproduce the photograph of Fountain. The passive part is the library from where these pages were taken. The third element is the integration of the publications with the comments on Saadane Afif’s work.

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Tapies. Foregrounding Reality

Through Tapies. Foregrounding Reality exhibition, visitors will learn the brilliance behind Antoni Tapies’ works and what attracted him to create them. You will notice that from the 1970s, Antoni Tapies used more everyday objects in his works. From old furniture to dirty clothes, he was drawn to these real objects that rejected the consumer society. Admire his works from this time in this exhibition available from June 18, 2021 to February 20, 2022.

Activities at Fundacio Antoni Tapies

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Mediation Experiences

Visit the exhibitions in Fundacio Antoni Tapies Barcelona where museum’s educators accompany you every week. Learn about the different works here and gain knowledge about the various interpretations. This activity allows you to ask your questions and reflect on the answers provided by the educators. The activity takes place every Sunday from 11 AM to 12 PM and is perfect for all audiences.

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Books and Flowers

An activity for children, it is divided into two sessions. The first session is on December 28, 2021 where kids will visit Casa Vicens to learn the carnation tiles in the façade of the building and will make a tile under Manel Diestre using the stenciling technique. The next session will be held on January 4, 2022 where you visit Fundacio Antoni Tapies and play table shuffling. It is a game of cutting and pasting photographs, prints, etc. to make collages. Decorate a box using this game and store the tile made at Casa Vicens.

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Carte Blanche

Scheduled for January 20, 2022, Carte Blanche activity involves visiting Saadane Afif. The Fountain Archives and Beyond by artist Enric Farres Duran. Reflect on the relationship between the libraries, the library containing The Fountain Archives, and the Fundacio Antoni Tapies library.

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Setting the Family Table

Understand the importance of a ritual through this activity which is associated with the new exhibition at Antoni Tapies Foundation. In this activity, you will first observe and discuss activities from your daily life and then with shadow play determine how you interact with these everyday objects. This will teach you the importance of the meal ritual as it promotes communication and affection in relationships.

Interesting Facts About Fundacio Antoni Tapies

  • The building of Fundacio Antoni Tapies was constructed between 1880 and 1881 at the beginning of Catalan Modern.
  • It was the first building in the Eixample district that combined industrial typology and technology.
  • Founded in 1984, the Fundacio Antoni Tapies was created by artist Antoni Tapies to promote the study and information of modern and contemporary art.
  • Housed in the building of a former publishing house designed by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the Fundacio was opened to the public in 1990.
  • In 1997, its headquarters were declared a historical monument.
  • The architects Abalos and Sentkiewicz Arquitectos rehabilitated the building from 2008 to 2010 to meet the new safety and evacuation standards. During this time, the famous work of Tapes – Mitjo, was also installed on the terrace of the Fundacio.

Plan Your Visit

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Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM. Sunday: 10 AM – 3 PM

The last admission to the museum is 15 minutes before the closing time.

Library Timings:

Thursday: 10 AM – 3 PM, 4 PM – 7 PM. Friday: 10 AM – 3 PM

Closed: 1 and 6 January, 25 and 26 December

Duration: It will take you approximately 2 hours to complete the tour of the museum.

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Fundacio Antoni Tapies is in the morning or in the late afternoon as there are fewer tourists around then. Plan a visit to Barcelona between March and May or September and November to avoid the crowds and enjoy pleasant weather here.

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C/ d'Aragó, 255, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

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By Metro: The nearest metro station to Antoni Tapies Foundation is Passeig de Grace. It is a 10-minute walk to the museum. You can take lines 2, 3, or 4 to get down at this metro station.

By Bus: You can take bus numbers 7, 22, 24, 39, 47, 63, 67, B24, H10, V15, or V17 to reach Antoni Tapies Foundation.

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  • Toilet: There is a toilet available on the first floor of Fundacio Antoni Tapies with special provisions for disabled visitors.
  • Locker: Visitors can use the free lockers available at the reception of this museum.
  • Shop: There is a shop and a bookshop available in the vicinity where you can buy gifts, books, souvenirs.
  • Library: Use the Fundacio Library to access over 50,000 books to learn about contemporary art and culture.
  • Sanitization: Sanitizing gel dispensers are available throughout the museum for visitors’ use.
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: You can loan a wheelchair by enquiring at the reception area.
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La Rita: One of the best restaurants in Eixample street, La Rita offers delicious modern meat and fish dishes to enjoy in an elegant dining room.

Vinitus: For a quick meal with a drink, Vinitus is a great choice and it is just a 10-minute walk from the museum. You can enjoy the snacks or fill up on tasty fish dishes.

Restaurant Gaudim: One of the best places to eat paella and tapas along with meat dishes surrounded by a tasteful décor. 

Lasarte: For a fine dining experience, check out Lasarte where you enjoy artfully made dishes with amazing tasting menus and wine pairings.

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Visit these iconic landmarks in Barcelona that are located at a short distance from Antoni Tapies Foundation.

Casa Mila: Walk to Casa Mila, a masterpiece designed by architect Antoni Gaudi. It is the last private residence designed by him.

La Sagrada Familia: Another beautiful work by Antoni Gaudi that you cannot miss out on is La Sagrada Familia.

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art: If you love contemporary art, then another top museum to visit in Barcelona is the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art.

Placa de Catalunya: Visit Placa de Catalunya, the large square which is a bustling city center,

Visitor tips

  • Book your Fundacio Antoni Tapies tickets online to avoid long queues and get your desired slot for visiting.
  • Free lockers are available at the museum but they can only accommodate luggage with 103 cm size.
  • You can take your guide dogs after taking permission from the authorities.
  • There are no eateries inside Fundacio Antoni Tapies Barcelona. Make sure you eat before arriving at the museum.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as you will be walking a lot inside the museum.
  • The last admission to the museum is 15 minutes before closing time so, plan your visit accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fundacio Antoni Tapies Answered

Q. Where can I buy tickets to Fundacio Antoni Tapies?

A. You can purchase the tickets to Fundacio Antoni Tapies online as this would allow you to choose your desired date, get amazing discounts, avoid long queues, and enjoy a cashless transaction.

Q. What can I see inside Fundacio Antoni Tapies?

A. Inside Fundacio Antoni Tapies, visitors will find exhibitions on the life and works of Antoni Tapies. There are over 300 of his artworks displayed here along with a huge library with over 50,000 books on modern and contemporary art.

Q. What are the opening hours of Fundacio Antoni Tapies?

A. Fundacio Antoni Tapies is open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 AM to 7 PM and every Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Q. Where is Fundacio Antoni Tapies?

A. Fundacio Antoni Tapies is located at C/ d'Aragó, 255, 08007 in Barcelona, Spain

Q. When was Fundacio Antoni Tapies opened?

A. The Fundacio was created in 1984 while the former Montaner i Simon publishing house building where it opened was constructed between 1880 and 1885. Fundacio Antoni Tapies was open to public on 1990.

Q. Who built Fundacio Antoni Tapies?

A. The Fundacio Antoni Tapies was created by Antoni himself in 1984. It is housed in the former publishing house building of Montaner Simon that was designed by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

Q. Are there restaurants inside Fundacio Antoni Tapies?

A. No, there are no restaurants available inside Fundacio Antoni Tapies but plenty are available nearby.

Q. How can I reach Fundacio Antoni Tapies?

A. Visitors can reach Antoni Tapies Foundation by bus or metro. The closest metro station is Passeig De Gracia. Line 2, 3, and 4 will take you to this station from where it is a 10-minute walk to the museum. Bus numbers 7, 22, 24, 39, 47, 63, 67, B24, H10, V15, and V17 will take you to Antoni Tapies museum.

Q. What are the facilities at Fundacio Antoni Tapies?

A. There are a lot of facilities available at Fundacio Antoni Tapies. Visitors can use toilet, free lockers, loan out wheelchairs, use lifts, and can even buy gifts and books from the on-site shop and bookshop.

Q. Is Fundacio Antoni Tapies safe to visit?

A. Yes, it is safe to visit Fundacio Antoni Tapies in Barcelona. There are several measures in place to ensure the safety of the guests. This includes mandatory face masks, social distancing, reducing the capacity, and providing sanitizing gel dispensers throughout the museum.