• This 10 January marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the artist Eduardo Chillida.
  • The Eduardo Chillida Foundation has prepared an extensive programme to celebrate the centenary.
  • The Spanish Government has awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts to the Chillida Leku Museum.
  • Buy your tickets here and don’t miss out on this unique collection.

Eduardo Chillida is 100 years old and to celebrate it, the foundation that bears his name has prepared a series of exhibitions and activities to recognise the work of one of the most universal and influential Spanish artists of the 20th century.

Under the name ‘Eduardo Chillida 100. Meeting place’, the foundation will be promoting a programme of exhibitions, music, education, thought and celebration in different countries to bring Eduardo Chillida’s creations closer to all his followers. However, the Museo Chillida Leku will be the epicentre of all the celebrations. On the 13th and 14th of January, the museum will be holding an open-doors weekend so that the public can get to know the artist’s work in greater depth.

In addition to this, throughout the weekend there will be activities for all audiences, such as guided tours of the museum, a family art workshop with Maushaus and guided tours of the temporary exhibition Maeght Universe.

A weekend dedicated to Eduardo Chillida

The Eduardo Chillida Museum will be offering different activities so that families can get to know Chillida’s work. The most outstanding activities include:

Chillida’s Friends – Chillida and Calder

Art and architecture workshop that will seek methods of transmitting the concepts of Eduardo Chillida’s work. Using simple materials, participants will understand the work of Alexander Calder and his relationship with balance, the line in space and the movement of sculpture, concepts that he shares with Chillida.

Timetable: Saturday and Sunday at 11am.

Buy tickets for the activity ‘Chillida’s friends – Chillida and Calder’ through the Clorian ticketing platform at this link.

Free guided tours

Guided tour of the Chillida Leku Museum that will take in part of the space that houses 40 sculptures created by Eduardo Chillida. Visitors will also be able to visit the Zabalaga farmhouse, which was restored by the artist.

Timetable: Visit in Spanish at 10:30am and 12:30pm and visit in Basque at 11:30am and 1:30pm.

In addition to these special activities, the Museu Chillida Leku also has other activities that take place throughout the year. Check all the activities available at this link.

Chillida Leku, awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts

Last Tuesday 9th January, the Spanish Council of Ministers designated the Chillida Leku Museum as one of the cultural institutions to be awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts 2023.

This recognition seeks to highlight Chillida Leku as a unique museum, itself a work of art, where the fusion between art and nature occurs naturally.

Clorian, the leading ticketing platform with the Chillida Leku Museum

The Museo Chillida Leku manages visits with Clorian and does so with ambitious objectives such as notably increasing the number of online tickets as well as achieving greater operational efficiency in internal management and distribution channels aimed at the tourist sector (agencies, hotels, guides, etc.).

Clorian is proud to be able to collaborate with institutions of high cultural level and reaffirms our commitment to the culture of our country.