Granada

Spain



Address:
Callejón Niños del Rollo, 8

18009
Phone: 0034 958 227 497
Fax: 0034 958 210 285
Website: http://www.fundacionrodri

Fundación Rodríguez-Acosta

The Fundación Rodríguez-Acosta was set up in 1941 under the last will and testament of painter José María Rodríguez-Acosta. The Foundation is based in Granada, in a building that the founder built for himself between 1916 and 1930, next to the Torres Bermejas and very near to the Alhambra complex. The building and its gardens were declared a national monument in 1982.

The Foundation’s activities pursue the goals set out in its articles of association – in the founder’s own words, “to maintain awareness in Granada of all knowledge of human progress, acting as a stimulus for those of elevated spirit


Permanent Collection

The permanent collection is comprised of works by and from the personal collection of Rodríguez-Acosta, paintings, sculptures and ceramics among them. The collection is from Greek, Roman, Iberian, Japanese, Chinese and Egyptian cultures. Highlights of the collection include paintings by Bocanegra, Palomino's frescos, sculptures by Bautista and Pedro Duque Cortijo's Magdalena.

The garden encloses abrupt terraces, dramatic perspectives, calm pools and sudden descents. Arcades of clipped cypress and giant walls provide the background for sculptures in different periods. The garden represents the most characteristic European styles of the 1920s and 30s. The Fundación building, along with its spectacular gardens, is considered one of the most relevant architectural spaces of its time, for which it was declared a National Monument in 1982.

The neighbouring Instituto Gómez-Moreno holds many masterworks from Spanish art by artists such as Zurbarán, Pacheco, Ribera, Madrazo, Fortuny and Sorolla, sculptors such as Alonso Cano and Berruguete and archeological pieces of exceptional interest.


Exhibitions

Colección Caixa Galicia
10 May to 14 June 2007

The Colección Caixa Galicia has sought to select artists and pieces that represent the artistic history of the region. The collection therefore includes figures such as Xosé Otero Abeledo, Laxeiro (1908-1996), a faithful exponent of “Os Novos


Previous Exhibitions

Exposición Selección XXV Premios BMW de Pintura
19 April to 15 May 2007

Paisajes.
14 December 2006 to 21 January 2007

Estampas de la Calcografía Nacional.
31 October to 10 December 2006

José María Rodríguez-Acosta. Fondos de la Colección Permanente.
26 July to 15 October 2006

Carmen Laffon.
1 June to 16 July 2006

Rito y Fiesta.
4 May to 28 May 2006

Hablando de la Estampa.
14 March to 23 April 2006

Tangentes al Paisaje.
9 March to 1 April 2006

José María Rodríguez-Acosta. Fondos de la Colección Permanente.
23 January to 5 March 2006


Exhibitions (1)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Picasso. Trazos de Música y Danza.
20 June to 29 July 2007

Pintores en Amarillo. Homenaje a Elena Martín-Vivaldi.
13 September to 28 October 2007

Paisajes de Granada. Becarios de Pintura de la Fundación Rodríguez-Acosta.
8 November to 16 December 2007


Cost

Conventional visit: 4 € (includes entry to exhibition rooms, gardens and Instituto Gómez-Moreno museum)
Guided tour in Spanish: 6 € (includes entry to exhibition rooms and library of the Fundación, gardens, caves, underground passages and Instituto Gómez-Moreno museum)
Guided tours in Spanish take place Wednesdays to Sundays at 12 pm. They last one hour and the maximum number of people per group is 15.

Discount: 2 € (residents of Granada, senior and retired citizens/ over 65s, school groups accompanied by a teacher, youth cardholders, teachers, European Union students under 25).
50% discount for visitors who show a ticket for the same day to the Alhambra.

Free entry: accompanied children under 8, unemployed citizens, journalists, general public on 18 May (International Museums Day)

Group visits: 3 € per person (without guide, by appointment, minimum 10 people)
Group visit with guide: 4 € per person (with Spanish guide, by appointment, minimum 10 people, maximum 20 people)


Opening hours

Wednesday to Sunday: 10 am to 2 pm
The Fundación is closed on Mondays and holidays and from 24 to 31 December.
Last entry to the building is 30 minutes before closing time.
On Tuesdays visits will only be admitted by appointment (+34 958 227 497)


Getting there

Callejón Niños del Rollo, 8
18009 Granada
SPAIN

Tel: (+34) 958 227 497
Fax: (+34) 958 210 285
Email: info@fundacionrodriguezacosta.com


Facilities

LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
The Fundación’s library specialises in philosophy, travel, literature and art. It also houses the archives of the Banca Rodríguez-Acosta. The neighbouring library and archives of the Instituto Gómez-Moreno specialise in Hispanic archeology and history of art.


Museum internal and external photos (10)

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News and events

The Fundación hosts a varied programme of activities throughout the year including temporary exhibitions and artistic expression workshops for young children. Conferences, concerts and poetry recitals are also periodically held at the Fundación.

For a complete list of news and events at the Fundación please go to:
http://www.fundacionrodriguezacosta.com/noticias_lista.php?idc=24


Education

In 1960 the Fundación Rodriguez-Acosta opened an Artists’ Residence housed on the Fundación’s own grounds. The residence serves the specific purpose of providing accommodation to Spanish Fine Arts students on fellowships (currently ten per year), who come to Granada with grants from the Consejería de Cultura of the Andalusian Regional Government and the Spanish Ministry of Culture, which are managed and administered by the Fundación.
Over its 43 years of existence the Fundación’s residence has also welcomed not only art students but also other artists, writers and researchers from Spain and abroad, offering them a unique environment in which to work.
To enquire about the residence please contact the Fundación in advance for details of the availability of places.