On Wednesday, 10 June 2020, it will be forty-five years since the Fundació Joan Miró first opened its doors in the heart of Montjuïc Park. Much as Miró’s work, the museum that the artist and the architect Josep Lluís Sert imagined together was rooted in nature, offering a true synthesis of art, architecture and landscape. The result was a building conceived for a specific collection and environment, with courtyards and terraces which brought about an ongoing dialogue between the artist’s work and the setting where it is shown; open spaces from which to enjoy the surrounding Mediterranean gardens, and magnificent views overlooking the city.
After the museum remained closed for almost three months to contribute towards containing the Covid-19 pandemic, and as part of the gradual easing of the lockdown measures, the Fundació Joan Miró’s staff is now preparing to reopen in the spirit of this anniversary. Knowing that art and nature have a restorative effect on people, the Fundació Joan Miró is reopening its exhibition rooms, courtyards and terraces as healthy environments for well-being, healing and affection that will enable us to reconnect with ourselves, with others and with the world.
For its reopening, the Fundació Joan Miró invites visitors to rediscover the museum’s relationship with its environment, the connection between art and nature and the communion between Miró’s art and the land. Nature heightens our senses and awakens our capacity for contemplation. Its materials are propositional: they do not direct, but instead stimulate creativity. Joan Miró’s output attests to this fact, and the Fundació seeks to encourage this experience with a series of suggestions for visiting it either from your home, through the paths leading to the museum, or within the building itself. In Nature and Fantasy and The Art of Walking, visitors will learn about Miró’s relationship with trees, draw a map of the fantastic creatures that inhabit the museum’s rooms and natural surroundings, and explore the paths leading to it through the hill of Montjuïc, among other experiences.
The Fundació Joan Miró will reopen to the public on 12 June taking all necessary measures to ensure a safe, healthy visit, while also ensuring safe working conditions for outsourced workers and staff members. In order to help you experience art in a unique building surrounded by nature in Montjuïc Park, the Fundació will only be charging €7 for admission during the month of June. Tickets can be purchased online for specific time slots to ensure compliance with the limit set for the number of visitors. The Fundació will open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 7 pm, and these opening hours will be extended and adapted as the different phases in the deconfinement process advance. Jointly with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya and the Museu Arqueològic de Catalunya, the Fundació will offer visitors a free shuttle bus connecting the museum with the Plaça d’Espanya, running every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.