This museum covering 11,000 m2
, designed by Rafael Moneo
, stands in the natural setting of the campus of the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona
. It houses two collections, one of contemporary art and the other of photography.
The art collection, bequeathed by María Josefa Huarte
, consists of around fifty paintings and sculptures, including pieces by renowned artists such as Picasso, Kandinsky, Tàpies, Chillida and Oteiza.
The photography collection, which covers works from the 19th
century to the present day, is the result of the legacy of José Ortiz-Echagüe,
one of the leading Spanish photographers of the 20th
century, plus other acquisitions and donations by contemporary artists such as Víctor Méndez Pascual, Robert Hershkowitz and Juan Naranjo.
As well as a general exhibition area, the museum has facilities for theatrical and congress uses, an auditorium that seats over 700 people, rooms for exhibitions and projections, workshops, a restaurant and cafeteria, and a shop.