Cuenca and its museums
Cuenca is an example of modernity with its Museum of Spanish Abstract Art, owned by the Juan March Foundation, and it is located on the Casas Colgadas, being one of the main focuses of attraction in the city. In 1966, the artist Fernando Zóbel placed his personal collection of Spanish abstract art here, a collection that has been constantly enriched. The concepts of Casas Colgadas-Museum of Abstract Art appear inextricably linked. The future of the collection was guaranteed with the loan to the Juan March Foundation. In the museum you can find some of the most representative artists of the 20th century Spanish Abstract Movement: Torner, Saura, Rueda, Chillida and Tàpies among others.
The Antonio Pérez Foundation, on Ronda de Julián Romero, has its headquarters in the old Convent of the Carmelites, and it was created from the works (paintings, engravings, sculptures, books…) that Antonio Pérez, collector, editor and artist, had collected throughout the years. Its rooms, mezzanines and basements show Informalism, Abstraction or Pop Art of Spanish and international artists: M. Millares, A. Saura, Equipo Crónica, Bonifacio, L. Gordillo, F. Zóbel, G. Torner, G. Rueda, R. Canogar, Chillida, A. Warhol and Lucebert among others. The collection of found objects of Antonio Pérez and his unique vision of art and beauty in everyday life is a mark of the personality of the artist that floods every corner of the museum.
Also, we must not forget about the Antonio Saura Foundation, located in the popularly known Casa Zavala, on Plaza de San Nicolás. It offers an outstanding collection of works by Antonio Saura and, throughout the year, it organises different temporary exhibitions of great importance. It also organises chamber music concerts, publications and graphic work editions.
There are many more museums that, for space reasons, we must refer you to the website of the Cuenca Tourism Foundation: www.turismocuenca.com.