The Stämpfli Foundation consists of a board of trustees, made up of Mr. And Mrs. Stämpfli themselves, Pere and Anna Maria Stämpfli, and notary public Lluís Jou, former director of Language Policy for the Generalitat, the Autonomous government of Catalonia. At the same time, it also has an Advisory Board formed by Serge Lemoine, former director at the Orsay; Henry-Claude Cousseau, exdirector of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris; art critic Daniel Giralt-Miracle, former director of the Catalonian Contemporary Art Museum, and Lluís Jou himself.
The Foundation’s creation, the opening of the exhibition of its initial collection and the building of the future contemporary art Museum constituted, thanks to its artistic scope, and for its philanthropic profile, an extraordinarily outstanding event in Sitges’ cultural track record. The new collection reactivated the culture capital status this town has enjoyed for more than a hundred years and joined the ranks of its other famous Romanticism, Modernism and Noucentisme collections.
Peter Stämpfli was named Adopted Son of the town of Sitges in 2004. The active bond that husband and wife have maintained with this town dates back to 1977, when they organized the Cultural Fiestas on D’en Bosc Street, where they reside in Sitges, a residency shared with Paris. Since then, the Stämpflis have conducted continuous cultural and patronage initiatives in town.
Peter Stämpfli is a famous artist, highly regarded and sought after especially in France, Switzerland, Belgium and the United States. His work is a part of the most prominent public and private collections in Europe, the United States, Japan or Korea. He has had over sixty individual exhibitions –including the ones at the Centre Pompidou and Jeu de Paume National Gallery in Paris– and approximately 230 group shows throughout his extensive career.
Stämpfli Foundation – Contemporary Art Museum
Plaça de l’Ajuntament, 13
Tel. 93 894 03 64