The Fundació Joan Miró

A space for discovering Miró’s work and contemporary art

The Fundació Joan Miró has its origins in Miró’s first major exhibition in Barcelona, in 1968, at a decidedly uninspiring time for the city’s contemporary art scene. Joan Miró and several other leading figures from the world of the arts-art promoter and close friend Joan Prats, photographer Joaquim Gomis, notary public Raimon Noguera and architect Josep Lluís Sert-decided that Barcelona needed an emblematic space to display Miró’s work and, at the artist’s insistence, to showcase work by contemporary artists. The Fundació Joan Miró opened to the public on 10 June 1975 and remains a dynamic space where Joan Miró’s work can be seen alongside a wide variety of contemporary art.