Joan Miró Museum

Museum in Palma

Joan Miró Museum
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Born in Barcelona in 1893, Joan Miró, the renowned painter, exhibited a natural talent for drawing from an early age and aspired to become an artist. However, at his father’s insistence, he pursued a high school education and embarked on a career as an accountant. It soon became evident that the life of an accountant did not align with his true calling, prompting him to resign after a few years.

During his tenure as an accountant, Miró took art courses and further honed his skills at the Francisco Galí School of Art from 1912 to 1915. His artistic career gained rapid momentum, leading to international acclaim for his surrealist paintings and abstract sculptures.

Miró’s maternal roots traced back to Mallorca, and he eventually married a woman from the island. Consequently, Mallorca became a frequent retreat for him, profoundly influencing his work through its inspiring light. In 1956, at the age of 63, he settled in Cala Mayor, where he constructed his residence, known as Son Abrines.

He continued to reside and create in Cala Mayor until his passing in 1983. Before his death, together with his wife, he established the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca. As part of this initiative, they generously donated their house, workshops, and a substantial collection of artworks to the authorities in Palma de Mallorca.

In 1992, the Joan Miró museum opened its doors in a captivating new structure designed by Spanish architect Rafael Moneo. This museum serves as an extension of Joan Miró’s initial workshop, Son Boter, and the later workshop, Taller Sert. The lush gardens surrounding the museum feature several of his significant sculptures. Beyond Miró’s works, the museum hosts a rotating array of exhibitions showcasing other talented artists.

For all enthusiasts of art, a visit to this museum is highly recommended. Time seems to fly within this creative hub, and visitors can even take a break at the garden café. Additionally, the museum’s gift shop offers the opportunity to purchase Joan Miró souvenirs.


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Visiting Joan Miró Museum

Hours:

Winter ( 16-09 / 15-05 ): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 18h

Sunday and holidays from 10 to 15h; Monday closed


Summer ( 16-05 / 15-09 ): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 19h

Sunday and holidays from 10 to 15h; Monday closed


Price:

€10

Address: Fundació Miró Mallorca, Carrer de Saridakis, Palma, Spain
Duration: 20 minutes

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