Olula del Río


C/ Museo, 7

Phone: 0034 950 441 027
Website: http://www.museocasaibane

Museo Casa Ibañez

The Museo Casa Ibañez was set up by the young Almerian artist Andrés García Ibañez as a centre in keeping with the cultural environment of the Alta Almanzora in Almeria. The Museum intends to make an important contribution to the cultural programme within the province which needs museums and exhibition centres.

The fundamental interest of the Museum comes from its driving force: not only can the visitor see the artist’s most fundamental works but also all that represents personal creativity. The Museum exhibits in a well-though out spacious environment works of art by other artists which form part of Andres’s personal art collection. The design of the Museum is sometimes distant from the art represented in the collection.

The Museum is part of the artist’s home where he lives and paints which make the whole building seem like a creative universe. It could be described as a bubble in which the artist has surrounded himself with all the things he does. This Museum in Olula del Rio is based on an idea similar to that of the Rodin Museum in Paris and the Sorolla Gallery in Madrid.

The Museum forms part of a cultural area which will become known as ‘The City of Culture’ backed by the Olula del Rio town council and the Junta de Andalucia. ‘The City of Culture’ will house both commercial and cultural buildings along with an auditorium. The Museo Casa Ibañez was inaugurated on 3rd December 1997.

Permanent Collection

The permanent collection is dedicated to the work of painter Andrés García Ibáñez, largely paintings. The collection also includes first edition examples of the complete engravings of Goya as well as the best collection of contemporary Spanish photography in Andalucia. Additionally, there is a selection of Venetian carnival masks of recent production and a collection of work from the Almerian photographer Carlos Pérez Siquier.



Getting there

C/ Museo, 7
Olula del Río

Tel: (+34) 950 441 027
Email: museocasaibanez@gmail.com

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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