The Hortensia Herrero Art Center has become an almost obligatory visit for locals and city visitors in these early days of opening to the public of this new space dedicated to contemporary art. Since it opened its doors, the center, driven by the Valencian patron Hortensia Herrero, has received visits from more than 7,500 people, a significant number considering that on Sunday afternoons and Mondays, the center is closed to the public.
In these initial days, the Hortensia Herrero Art Center averages around 800 visitors per day (including Sundays, which only opens in the morning). Among these attendees, nearly half are between 25 and 65 years old, while slightly less, 46%, are over 65 years old. The reception by Valencian society has been so positive that tickets for the remaining Sundays of this year 2023 are already sold out. Tickets for the rest of the days of the week are available, both through the website (www.cahh.es) and at the ticket office, located in the store of the Hortensia Herrero Art Center.
About the CAHH
Located in the heart of the city, the space, which consists of 3,500 square meters of exhibition space, hosts a selection from Hortensia Herrero’s private collection. Known for her commitment to art and culture, the Valencian patron has been the driving force behind this project, whose vision and dedication have been crucial to turning this idea into reality.
The collection, advised by Javier Molins, has a clear international vocation, featuring contemporary artists of recognized prestige found in the collections of museums such as MOMA, Tate, or Pompidou, among many others. The first presentation of this collection, with which the Hortensia Herrero Art Center has opened its doors, includes more than 100 works by almost 50 artists.
Names like Andreas Gursky, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz, Anish Kapoor, Mat Collishaw, Cristina Iglesias, Manolo Valdés, Michal Rovner, Ann Veronica Janssens, Eduardo Chillida, or Tony Cragg are just a few of the nearly 50 artists who will have works in one of the 17 exhibition halls in the Hortensia Herrero Art Center. Alongside them, Valencian artists like Juan Genovés, Andreu Alfaro, Antonio Girbés, Miquel Navarro, and Elena del Rivero coexist with others of international renown such as David Hockney, El Anatsui, and Peter Halley, or Spaniards Miquel Barceló, Blanca Muñoz, Julio González, Antonio Girbés, Juan Genovés, or Joan Miró.