This is a wonderful modern art gallery in the heart of Palma, in a beautiful mansion with sweeping staircases and chandeliers. The display spaces are clean, neutral modern products of a sensitive renovation. There are impressive temporary 'big name' exhibitions (Picasso etchings when I was there), and the permanent collection boasts some Dali, Miro, etc. But the real treat is the extraordinary array of Spanish modern art, from artists that few of us Brits have heard of. We loved Eusebio Sempere, Antonio Lopez Garcia, Miquel Barcelo, and the comical surrealism of Equipo Cronica, such as their wicked update of Velasquez's painting Las Meninas, also beloved by Picasso. It's a hidden delight.
The house that Robert Graves built in 1932, a five minute walk from the village of Deia is now a museum. With all the original furniture and fittings in place, his books on the shelf and the press he bought to print his own and friends’ works, it feels like he still lives here, that he’s just popped out for a walk and could be back at any minute.
The garden, planted with olive, carob and almond trees is also much as he and his wife Laura left it.
The artist lived on the island from 1956 until his death in 1983, and his old studios have been converted into a museum with a permanent collection of hundreds of his later works as well as temporary exhibitions, workshops and a shop selling Miró souvenirs, prints etc.
29 Carrer de Joan de Saridakis, Cala Mayor (miro.palmademallorca.es)
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