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The Antoni Tàpies Foundation is an important cultural centre that opened its doors to the public in 1990. It is dedicated to exhibiting and disseminating the work of the famous Catalan painter Antoni Tàpies.
The foundation dates back to 1984, when the artist himself sought to create a museum that would promote, disseminate and house works of contemporary art. To that end, Tàpies donated more than 350 of his works, including paintings, drawings and sketches, as well as more than 1,000 engravings and books that include all his artistic periods.
The foundation is headquartered in a magnificent modernist-style building from 1881 designed by the famous architect Lluís Doménech i Montaner. It was the headquarters of Montaner and Simón Editores for 100 years, until it was acquired by the foundation and completely restored and reformed by architects Lluís Doménech Girbau and Roser Amadó.
In addition to its permanent exhibitions, the Antoni Tàpies Foundation carries out a series of traveling exhibitions each year dedicated to all artistic genres and styles, as well as an interesting section dedicated to the exhibition and study of Asian art.
It is an area of great importance available to the public and an impressive library specializing in modern art, considered one of the most complete in the world within this artistic genre.
As an interesting detail, at the top of the building is the famous sculpture of Tàpies Nube y Silla, which over time became the symbol of this important cultural centre.