The Oteiza Museum is a monographic exhibition space housing the personal collection of the renowned all-round sculptor and artist Jorge Oteiza (Orio 1908 – San Sebastian 2003). The collection includes 1,690 sculptures, 2,000 experimental pieces from the artist’s Chalk Laboratory, and an extensive collection of drawings and collages. The building is situated in rural surroundings in Alzuza (Navarra), 9 kilometres from Pamplona. It contains a representative selection of work by Oteiza, one of the twentieth century’s most important sculptors, who made his debut on the international stage when he won the Gran Prix at the Sao Paulo Biennial in 1957 with his “Experimental Purpose”. The Oteiza Museum was designed by architect Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza. The large red concrete cube is intended as a metaphor of Oteiza’s recreated space, and incorporates the house in which Jorge Oteiza lived from 1975.
Wednesdays to Fridays, 10 am – 3 pm. Saturdays, 11 am – 7 pm. Sundays an public holidays,11 am – 3 pm. Close on Mondays.
Guided visit of the Museum at 11.00 and 13.00 on Tuesdays. Prior booking required. Except holidays.
The museum is closed on 25 December and 1 January. On 24 and 31 December it closes at 1 pm.
Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm. Sundays an public holidays,11 am – 3 pm. Close on Mondays.
Admission is free, subject to proof of status, for members of the European Union under 18 years old, over 65s, pensioners and people with a disability of at least 33 per cent.
Entrance free on Fridays, except holidays.
The ticket office will close half an hour before the museum’s closing time.
Advance authorisation must be requested for visits by groups of over 15 people. Please call (+34)948332074. From 9 am to 3 pm.
The Jorge Oteiza Museum Foundation provides guided tours of the museum given by professionals from the art world with a specialist knowledge of the permanent collection and the architecture of the buildings. Tours—in groups of no more than 15 people—are given in Basque, Spanish, English and French. Tours cost €120 in addition to the price of the tickets. Bookings must be made at least one week in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org – T: 948332074).