A manor house from the s. XVII, popularly known as Can Gallard del Palmar and refurbished centuries later by the architect Guillem Reynés, opens its doors from Monday to Saturday punctually to receive dozens of onlookers who, moved by an artistic curiosity, come to the Foundation Juan March Museum to discover works of great personalities of the 20th century Spanish art.
After crossing the majestic entrance courtyard, crowned by a beautiful skylight, and climbing an elegant staircase, the visitor can access a group of works from the Juan March Foundation that review contemporary Spanish art on the first floor.
The first avant-garde
Juan Gris, Julio González, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso are just some of the artists present in the museum, whose works narrate the stylistic and formal evolution of 20th century art. Other names such as Antoni Tàpies, Antonio Saura, Rafael Canogar, Manuel Millares or Luis Feito, influenced by informality and abstract art also have a special place in this museum, which presents itself as a living organism constantly rethinking its collection and incorporating works of more recent artists like Miquel Barceló.
The permanent collection is joined by temporary exhibitions such as the current one, dedicated to the Catalán artist Modest Cuixart (Cuixart: the crucial years 1955 a 1966), and a space devoted exclusively to Pablo Picasso’s graphic work on paper.
The best time to visit the museum
After an intermittent summer regarding visitors, autumn predicts an even more important drop according to the organization, so in the coming months it will be posible to contemplate the collection almost alone and always complying with the protocolos established by the regulations derived from the current health situation.
Since the museum was closed during the first months of the year, the exhibition Cuixart: The Crucial Years (1955-1966) has been extended until February 6 and can be visited within the usual hours: Monday to Friday between 10 am and 18:30 and Saturdays from 10:30 to 14:00. Admission is free and accesible for people with reduced mobility.