The César Manrique Foundation is located in the studio house where Lanzarote's artist lived in Taro de Tahíche. It is probably the great cultural center of the island and a clear artistic representation of Cesar Manrique.
The foundation, created in 1992, is a private institution constituted as a cultural platform as the starting point of attention to the three lines of development: plastic arts, the environment and cultural reflection. César Manrique himself chose the land in which he would build his house, built on five large natural volcanic bubbles.
The structure has two levels, the first serves as a framework to coexist with nature and volcanic lands. The façade of the house is inspired by the traditional architecture of Lanzarote.
The house was adapted to museum space under the command and ideals of Manrique himself. The museum of the FCM shows two collections: one of contemporary art with the artist's private collection which brings together renowned artists such as Picasso, Miró, Chillida, Klee, among the greatest; Another of the work of the lanzarote artist that goes from sketches, notes of his murals, designs, moving sculptures, ceramics and paintings produced by him.
The FCM (Censar Manrique Foundation) receives more than 300 thousand visitors a year. Anyone who has already traveled to Lanzarote, or plan to do so, can get an idea of what is behind the works such as to see their plans, or the evolution of the classic toys of the wind of Manrique with the sketches of the classic toys of the wind of Manrique and Logo of the Timanfaya National Park (Lanzarote).
This visit to know the work of César Manrique can be combined with an entrance that unites the foundation and the César Manrique House-Museum.
Tickets can be purchased at the Casa Museo Cesar Manrique (House-Museum) and at the César Manrique Foundation.