A building for Joan Miró’s work and contemporary art
The building for the Fundació Joan Miró was designed by architect and town planner Josep Lluís Sert (1902-1983), who was also a close friend of Joan Miró.
Designed along Rationalist lines with Mediterranean features-a central courtyard, roof terraces and skylights-Sert’s building is a landmark piece of contemporary architecture that has readily adapted to exhibit work by leading 20th- and 21st-century artists alongside pieces by Joan Miró.
Between 1988 and 2000 it was enlarged to provide room for new services and increase the exhibition space. The extension was overseen by Sert’s friend and pupil Jaume Freixa, who is currently the president of the Fundació Joan Miró.