Picasso, Dalí or Miró are some of the exponents of Spanish and world contemporary art you can admire at the Fran Daurel Museum
As well as being an architectural museum, Poble Espanyol promotes the dissemination of art and culture with a variety of artistic initiatives. That’s why it has several exhibition areas where a wide variety of contemporary art works can be viewed.
Don’t miss out on enjoying the over 300 works in this collection that has come to the Sculpture Garden, a large area where art and nature merge.
Fran Daurel Museum
The Fran Daurel Foundation of Contemporary Art was inaugurated in 2001 at Poble Espanyol. The museum houses over 300 works by different internationally-renowned artists from a wide variety of periods and styles that chart a journey through contemporary Spanish art through a unique exhibition.
This magical and stunning area, which is sometimes used as a hall for temporary exhibitions, is dedicated to one of the great works of sculpture by the artist Josep Guinovart (1927-2007), one of the maximum exponents of the informalist school. This is the work named Contorn-Entorn, which was presented in the Maeght Gallery in Barcelona in 1976, was later moved to Barcelona Modern Art Museum and came to Poble Espanyol in the early twenty-first century, where it found its ideal location to be exhibited.
The art critic Josep Corredor-Matheos had this to say about the sculpture Contorn-Entorn: "In his work, Josep Guinovart achieves one of the main aspirations of contemporary art: that of re-integrating art into reality".
In the Poble Espanyol Sculpture Garden you can contemplate 36 sculptures by 27 different contemporary artists, created using different techniques and covering various styles and materials. And the best thing is that you’ll enjoy an art space in natural surroundings of 3,000 m2.
When you finish your tour you can visit the vantage point at the end of the garden to enjoy a unique view over the city of Barcelona.