The César Manrique Foundation is found in Taro de Tahiche, Teguise, in Lanzarote. Its headquarters operate in the artist’s house-museum César Manrique (1919-1992). He was born in Arrecife, and after having studied in Fine Arts and living in New York returns to Lanzarote. There he left his mark, promoting sustainable development, based on an integrative macrovision of art and nature as an indissoluble binomial, which earned the island the declaration of Biosphere Reserve of the UNESCO.
His house was recycled as a public museum through an intervention directed by himself. Resulting in a two-level building linked by an exterior basalt staircase where works of art are the protagonists along with nature.
Three rooms exhibit his work: Spaces, a sample of public works; Sketches, which brings together the notes of murals, ceramics, sculptures; and the Manrique Collection, with a selection of his pictorial work. The Collection Money, shows the works of contemporary painters of Manrique, among which we can find Picasso and Miró. The garden outside and the mural that decorates its walls is the work of the artist. Temporary exhibitions and different cultural activities are also hosted in the Taro room, annexed to the Museum. The FCM It has a room in the city of Arrecife for cultural uses.
The whole island has works of his own, as in Jameos del Agua, the River Viewpoint and many more, where the new proposal resolves tourism access to sites of ecological fragility with respect for the environment.
It can be visited in winter, from Monday to Saturday between 10 am and 6 pm, and Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm. Daylight saving time, daily from 10 am to 7 pm. Admission is € 8 and children under 12 years free. In the Foundation there is a bookshop and a cafeteria.