Museum of Spanish Abstract Art of Cuenca!

I have several posts on sentimental Cuenca in my blog. This one is an older post that I like to break down into each individual museum with a post of its own rather than one all post as before. I feel that on one of my favorite cities in Spain is worth it to tell you about their museums we like in a bit more details on each. So, therefore, here are my version of the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art of Cuenca, in Castilla La Mancha autonomous community! Hope you enjoy them as I.

The Museum of Spanish Abstract Art . The bit of history is that in 1961 Fernando Zóbel (full name Fernando Zóbel de Ayala y Montojo Torrontegui ) looking for the right location for an abstract art museum, and in June 1963 his friend, the Cuenca artist Gustavo Torner , suggested the location of the museum in one of the Hanging Houses of Cuenca,(see post) where the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art (Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol) was opened to the public on July 1, 1966. The building is own by the City of Cuenca, who rented it for a symbolic amount. Initially there were a dozen sculptures and a hundred paintings that Fernando Zobel had previously gathered, although not less than half were exhibited, with the intention of always applying a slow rotation of the funds.


In 1978 an extension was carried out, so that the Museum reopened. That same year of 1978, the Fundación Juan March took charge of the funds and its management, by donation from Fernando Zóbel, who also delivered more than 3,500 specialized books. The current manager, the Juan March Foundation, has continued to expand the funds, so that now there are more than 1,500 works belonging to the Museum’s funds, of which 515 are paintings or sculptures. An important collection of printed graphic work, in its beginnings by Abel Martín, later by other screen printers such as Javier Cebrián. Since 1994, and as a result of a series of improvements and extensions, the Museum has a specific room for temporary exhibitions that complements the permanent exhibition. And of course, the Casas Colgadas (15C see post) are in additional attraction to come here!


This important museum houses a permanent exhibition made up of hundreds of paintings and sculptures signed by Spanish personalities of abstract art. Here you can admire works by Antoni Tàpies, Antonia Saura, Eduardo Chillida and Pablo Serrano, among many others.


The official March Foundation on the museum

The Cuenca tourist office on the Museum

The Province of Cuenca on the Abstract museum

The Castilla La Mancha regional tourist office on the Museum

There you go folks, a nice museum to see in lovely Cuenca Unesco heritage site and very quant,nice, as a typical Castilian town should be. Enjoy the Spanish Abstract Arts Museum of Cuenca !

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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