Madrid

Spain



Address:
Castelló, 77

28006
Phone: 0034 914 354 240
Fax: 0034 915 763 420
Website: http://www.march.es/index

Fundación Juan March

Established in 1955 by the Spanish financier Juan March Ordinas, the Fundación Juan March is a family-run institution that dedicates its resources and activities to the fields of science and the humanities.

The Foundation organizes art exhibitions, concerts, lecture series, and seminars. It administers the Spanish Library of Contemporary Music and Theater in its Madrid headquarters and directs the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca, and the Museu d'Art Espanyol Contemporani in Palma de Mallorca.

Centrally located in Madrid, the headquarters of the Fundación Juan March was inaugurated in 1975. The construction and decoration of the building, with a total of 18,000 square meters of space and 1,700 square meters of garden, is the work of the Spanish architect José Luis Picardo. Conceived as a modern cultural center, it has two assembly halls equipped with simultaneous translation and closed-circuit television, exhibition galleries, libraries, and a conference room for scientific colloquia.

A large fifty-square-meter mural occupies the far wall of the entrance to the two assembly halls. Its subject is the allegory of Laocoön, the Trojan priest who was strangled by sea serpents, a work by the Spanish artist Joaquín Vaquero Turcios. A collection of paintings and sculptures by diverse Spanish artists is exhibited in the building and gardens of the Foundation. On the ground floor are the exhibition galleries.

*See also Museo de Arte Abstracto Español and the Museu d'Art Espanyol Contemporani.


Permanent Collection

The Fundación Juan March regularly organizes monographic exhibitions on important international artists and artistic movements, principally of the twentieth century. Classes, lectures, and concerts are organized as ancillary events.

It also publishes catalogues, posters, reproductions, and didactic guides for its exhibitions and its permanent collection of Spanish contemporary art, which is comprised of more than 1,600 works by Spanish artists. The collection is exhibited in the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, de Cuenca, Museu d’Art Espanyol Contemporani, de Palma de Mallorca, and the Foundation's headquarters in Madrid.


Exhibitions

ROY LICHTENSTEIN. BEGINNING TO END.
2nd February to 27th May 2007

The exhibition presents a selection of 97 works created between 1966 and 1997 by Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) who, together with Andy Warhol, was one of the major exponents of American Pop Art. Organized in collaboration with the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation in New York and curated by Jack Cowart, this exhibition, for the first time, offers a complete and unedited vision of the different stages of the artist’s work process. Roy Lichtenstein: Beginning to End completes and expands upon the smaller exhibition presented in 2005 and 2006 at the Fundación Juan March’s Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca and the Museu d’Art Espanyol Contemporani in Palma, seeking to reconstruct the distinct phases of the artist’s creation in its totality and evidence its evolution from his sources of inspiration to the final consequences – the completed works – revealing Lichtenstein’s incessant search among the different pathways of art. They are routes that at first appear mysterious but that are gradually revealed by the very process of creation and development in the artist’s work over a span of four decades.
The works, loaned by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, New York; Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel; The Eli and Edyth L. Broad Collection, Los Angeles; and other private collections, offer scenarios that reveal Lichtenstein’s sources: there are popular figures from the cartoon world such as Dagwood, Tintin and Donald Duck. There are protagonists from girls’ comics like Girls’ Romances, Heart Throbs and Secret Hearts, or true classic symbols such as the Hellenistic Laocöon, landscapes by va...+ [ Read all ]


Previous Exhibitions

Creative Destruction. Gustav Klimt, the Beethoven Frieze and the Controversy about the Freedom of Art.
October 6th 2006 to January 14th 2007

Otto Dix
February 10th to May 14th 2006

A Celebration of Art. Half a Century of the Fundación Juan March.
October 7th 2005 to January 15th 2006

Saura. Ladies.
April 22nd to June 19th 2005

Contemporanea. Kunstmuseum Wolfsberg
February 4th to April 10th 2005

Figures of Modern France. From Ingres to Toulouse-Lautrec. Collection from Petit Palais, Paris.
October 1st 2004 to January 23rd 2005

Masters of Invention. The Edmond de Rothschild Collection.
February 6th to June 13th 2004

Kandinsky. The Origins of Abstraction.
October 8th 2003 to January 25th 2004

The Spirit of Modernity. From Goya to Giacometti. Works on paper from the Kornfeld Collection.
February 7th to June 8th 2003


Exhibitions (10)

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Cost

Entry to concerts, exhibitions and other cultural activities is free.


Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 11 am to 8 pm
Sunday and holidays: 10am to 2pm


Getting there

Castelló, 77
28006 Madrid
SPAIN

Tel: (+34) 914 354 240
Fax: (+34) 915 763 420
Email: webmast@mail.march.es

Subway/Tube stop: Núñez de Balboa (Lines 5 and 9)
Buses: 1, 9, 19, 29, 51, 52 and 74.


Facilities

Handicap access.
Cafeteria open during afternoon events.
Catalogues published by the Fundación Juan March.
The Foundation also publishes the monthly Revista with a calendar of activities, and an annual report.

FREE GUIDED TOURS
Wednesday: 11 am – 1:30 pm
Friday: 4:30 – 7 pm
The guided tours begin every 30 minutes and are limited to 25 visitors per group, on a first-come, first-served basis.

SHOP
For the Shop, the Editorial de Arte y Ciencia of the Fundación Juan March produces editions of prints, serigraphs, facsimiles, reproductions, posters, catalogues, and postcards that are available for purchase.
All of these items reproduce works of art either in the collection of the Fundación Juan March or displayed in their temporary exhibitions in Madrid, Cuenca, and Palma de Mallorca.

LIBRARIES
The Fundación Juan March houses three specialized libraries: The Spanish Library of Contemporary Music and Theatre, The Julio Cortázar Library and The Library of Illusionism.


Museum internal and external photos (2)

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Groups

GROUP TOURS
Monday-Friday 11 am – 7 pm, except during guided tours.
Groups accompanied by their own tour guide must make advance reservations by calling (+34) 914 354 240 (ext. 296).
Groups cannot exceed 25 in number.


Schools

SCHOOL VISITS
Monday: 11 am – 1:30 pm
The Fundación offers free guided tours for school groups (maximum of 25 students per group), reserved in advance by calling (+34) 914 354 240 (ext. 296).