Joan Miró Foundation is a foundation of contemporary art which was opened to the public in 1975. It is located on the top of the Montjuic mountain of museums in the district of Sants-Montjuïc. The building houses numerous pieces of art, including Joan Miró's collection of over 14,000 of his prints, paintings, sculptures, ceramics and drawings. Inside the museum there are also other works of contemporary art which were created in honour of Joan Miró by different Catalan artists such as Antoni Tapies and foreigners such as Pierre Alechinsky or Balthus. The building in which the museum is located, which was designed by the architect Josep Lluís Sert and built inside the park funded by the City Council, has characteristic sharp geometric lines. In the late sixties the architect together with Joan Miró introduced different spaces around the central courtyard Patio del Olivo, which was a typical way in the Mediterranean architecture to make use of sunlight to lit up the interior of a building.
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