The Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca is unique to the world. It is one of the few museums where visitors can contemplate the artist’s creative surroundings, through direct contact with the studios in which Joan Miró worked from 1956 until his death in 1983. Through these studios, we gain an insight into the atmosphere that formed the backdrop to his work and we can reconstruct Miró’s creative process by contemplating his paintings, objects and the tools he used.
In 1979, Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) and his wife, Pilar Juncosa, donated the Son Boter studios and another studio designed by J. L. Sert to the city of Palma. These buildings were the starting point for the creation of this foundation. Years later, in 1992, a new building by architect Rafael Moneo was added to act as the main seat of the foundation. All three buildings are surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, with sculptures by Miró that blend skilfully into the natural setting.
Miró wished the foundation to act as a stimulus and reference for future generations of artists and to promote research by specialists in his work, pushing back the boundaries of normal museums by achieving a dynamic living centre.
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Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca
C. de Saridakis, 29
07015 Palma - Illes Balears