Owned by the Fundació Vila Casas, the art museum Can Framis opened its doors in April 2009 in Barcelona's Poblenou district. It has around 300 works on show, dating from the 1960’s onwards, by a wide range of artists born or living in Catalunya. Temporary exhibitions are held at the Can Framis Espai A0.
Can Framis was originally a factory, owned by the Framis family, and it dates from the end of the 18th century. Over the years it fell into disuse, its presence a reminder of the thriving industry that the area was once home to. Today, as a museum of contemporary painting, it is an ideal place to contemplate art.
Poblenou has been converted into the technological district of Barcelona and renamed 22@. The conversion of Can Framis was undertaken by the BAAS architectural practice.