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The Fundació Joan Miró turns 40 expanding its permanent collection

The Fundació Joan Miró museum in Barcelona is to redistribute its rooms and include a new set of 20 works from the Miró family collection. The Mirós’ collection and the Japanese Kazumasa Katsuta collection, currently exhibited in a special room, will now be included in the permanent collection. The Fundació Miró is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an extensive programme of activities, including exhibitions, music and dancing. The 10th of June will be an Open Doors Day at the museum, and during the next months all those born in 1975 will be able to enter the Fundació for free.

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05 June 2015 04:10 PM

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Barcelona (ACN).- The Fundació Joan Miró is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an extensive programme of activities and the expansion of its permanent collection. The museum will undergo an “important reorganisation” in order to “reinforce” the current permanent collection with the inclusion of 20 works from the Miró family collection as well as works from the Japanese Kazumasa Katsuta collection, currently exhibited in a special room of the museum.


The director of the Fundació Joan Miró, Rosa Maria Malet, said that the changes will not affect the temporary exhibitions, which will continue to play an important role in the museum. The opening of the new permanent collection will be in spring 2016 and be one of the final events of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Fundació. Since opening its doors for the first time in 1975, the Fundació Joan Miró has received more than 13 million visitors and hosted 617 exhibitions.

On the 10th of June, there will be an Open Doors Day at the museum. Visitors will be able to enjoy the permanent collection, as well as the temporary exhibitions 'Prophetia' and 'En construcció' (1973-1975). The museum will also screen the documentary ‘J.L. Sert. Un somni nòmada’, explaining the life of architect and close friend of Joan Miró, Josep Lluís Sert, who designed the building of the Fundació. During the day-long celebration, visitors will also be invited to take part in a host of activities in the garden, including a concert of soul and rhythm’n’ blues. All those born in 1975 will, from the 10th of June on, be able to enter the Fundació for free for the rest of the year.

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