The Hortensia Herrero Art Centre has received more than 100,000 visitors since its opening

Since it opened its doors on 11 November, the Hortensia Herrero Art Centre (CAHH) has been visited by more than 100,000 people, making it one of the most outstanding new cultural developments in the city of Valencia. The milestone of visitors was reached at 1:30 p.m., with the entry of Eleonora and Asia, two sisters from Bologna (Italy) who are enjoying Valencia for four days. To celebrate, they were presented with a gift pack from the art centre’s shop, including the catalog so they can delve into the collection when they return home.

With an average of nearly 800 visitors a day, those who come to 31 Calle del Mar highlight a range of aspects of the CAHH, from the restoration of the former Palacio Valeriola, carried out by the ERRE architecture studio, and the contemporary art collection, with famous names, to the historical importance of the space, where they can admire archaeological remains such as a section of the Roman circus and an alleyway in the old Jewish quarter.

The collection itself, for which Javier Molins acts as adviser, is clearly international in its scope, with contemporary artists of recognised distinction whose works can be found in the collections of museums such as MoMA, the Tate and the Pompidou Centre, among many others. The inaugural presentation of this collection includes more than 100 works by nearly 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.