- The Botín Fundación considers it important to open the art centre at the earliest safe date as part of the reactivation of our communal and economic life, in the conviction that, now more than ever, the arts have a fundamental role to play in our personal and social development.
- In reopening, the Centro Botín will be contributing to the gradual return of tourism to Santander. The strong local commitment shown by the project since its inception – 140,000 Cantabrians now have their permanent Pass – is very much in line with the closer focus on the immediate environment being adopted by museums and art centres around the world in response to the present situation.
- The Centre has adapted its running and programme of activities to ensure that visitors can enjoy it at their leisure and in perfect safety. The current exhibitions are AS YOU GO (Châteaux en Espagne), by the Albanian artist Anri Sala; Collecting Processes. 25 Years of Itinerarios, and the permanent show Portraits: Essence and Expression.
In the firm belief that the arts make an outstanding contribution to personal development and creativity in the generation of economic and social wealth, the Centro Botín is reopening its doors so that the people of Santander and Cantabria can once again enjoy its wealth of artistic, educational and cultural provision.
On Tuesday, 12 May, the Centre had once again welcome visitors to its exhibitions. AS YOU GO (Châteaux en Espagne), by the Albanian artist Anri Sala, is the second floor, while the first floor offers Collecting Processes. 25 Years of Itinerarios, a special show celebrating the quarter-century of the Itinerarios series, as well as the permanent exhibition Portraits: Essence and Expression, featuring portraits by great masters of the 20th century ceded to the Fundación Botín by its patron, Jaime Botín.
In the words of Íñigo Sáenz de Miera, General Manager of the Fundación Botín, the Foundation ‘wanted to open the art centre as soon as it was safe to do so and official authorization had been given, as a contribution to the renewal of activity and revival of the economy, in the conviction that, now more than ever, the arts have a fundamental role to play in our personal and social development’.
With its sights set on this coming Tuesday, the Centro Botín has adapted its running and programme of activities to ensure that visitors can enjoy art and culture at their leisure and in perfect safety, with provisional opening times from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00