The Fundació Vila Casas, founded in 1986 by the pharmaceutical entrepreneur Antoni Vila Casas, is a private, non-profit making organisation which has the promotion of contemporary Catalan art as its main aim.
With five exhibition centres, all part of our architectural heritage, the foundation has become a platform for exhibiting the permanent collection and holding temporary shows of the artists featured in the collection.
In the socio-sanitary field the foundation promotes research with the aim of establishing dialogue between health professionals, the media and society.
Can Framis is the latest Fundació Vila Casa museum. Opened in April 2009 it has around 300 works on show dating from the 1960’s onwards by a wide range of artists born or living in Catalonia. Temporary exhibitions are held at the Can Framis Espai A0.
Can Framis, a factory built at the end of the 18th century, was originally owned by the Framis family. Over the years it fell into disuse, becoming a monument to the industry of the area. Today, as a Museum of Contemporary Painting, it is an ideal place for the contemplation of art located in Poble Nou, now converted into the technological district of Barcelona and renamed 22@. The conversion of the building was undertaken by the BAAS architectural practice.
Address: Roc Boronat, 116-126.
Phone: 93 320 87 36
Metro: L1 Glòries. L4 Poble Nou and Llacuna.
Bus: 6, 7, 40, 42, 56, 141, 192, B25.
Opening hours:Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Open year round except for Mondays, public holidays and Sundays, Easter week, August and Christmas.
Site: Can Framis Museum