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CaixaForum is a cultural centre forming part of the La Caixa Foundation. It is located in an imposing modernist-style building constructed at the beginning of the 20th century. In the past, this building functioned as a factory owned by the industrialist Casimir Casaramona, and its original design was by the famous modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
This cultural centre offers a wide and interesting program including educational and cultural activities, exhibitions and events aimed at the general public, especially students.
CaixaForum is also part of a complex network that operates in the main Spanish cities such as Madrid, Seville and Girona and that feeds back on the different experiences of each of them.
Barcelona’s CaixaForum has an interesting collection of contemporary art that is part of the La Caixa Foundation's private collection. Works such as Splat and Wall Drawing, both by Sol LeWitt, Ambiente Spaziale by Lucio Fontana and various works by Joseph Beuys stand out.
The Casaramona Factory building was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. The La Caixa Foundation carried out very careful reform and restoration work in 1993 so that it could serve as the museum's headquarters, respecting the original modernist style of Josep Puig i Cadafalch with the aim of functioning as a cultural and social centre.
It should be noted that the La Caixa Foundation has carried out a very important and valuable recovery of many heritage buildings, turning them into cultural centres to promote art in general and the immense heritage value of the buildings themselves.