Adrastus Collection: How To Build a Museum That Could Transform a Spanish Region


The young art collector, Javier Lumbreras, a native of Spain, has built a cultural heritage that reveals the past and the present of various places and cultures. He is also the founder of Artemundi art fund, which will become a charitable fund in future. In recent years, he has devoted himself to building the Adrastus Collection, an emerging art collection which points to the contemporary definition of society. This is why he chose the Jesuit School of Arévalo as the home for this art collection and as an experimental museum project, by conditioning under 15,000 m² overall, including 5,600 m² only for exhibition space and furnishing the building with a series of facilities which will hold a wide range of experiences and enveloping programs.

Larry’s List talked to Javier Lumbreras, his wife Lorena Lumbreras as well as Patrick Charpenel, curator of their collection, about how the private museum came to life, how such art museum might transform the city/region and other topics around their collection. 


Artworks from left to right: Peter Wächtler, Vik Muniz, Haegue Yang, Odires Mlászho, Jim Lambie, Nicolás Bacal. Photo ©Max Yawney. Courtesy of Adrastus Collection.


Suar a camisa, Collection of 120 shirts, 2014
©Jonathas de Andrade, Photo ©Edouard Frapont. 
Courtesy of Vermehlo Gallery, Sao Paulo

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