CAN Prunera, a former stately home in Soller, is due to open its doors on Tuesday as a museum of Modernist art, encompassing painting, sculpture and artefacts which span one hundred years.
The project is the brainchild of the Art Train Foundation, a group of Soller-based entrepreneurs who were keen to bring the emblematic building of Can Prunera back to life and use it to exhibit both contemporary and Modernist pieces, some of which have been produced by artists living and working in the present day. The property has been lovingly restored, retaining the styles of furniture, lighting and wrought iron staircasing that hallmarked the early 20th century.
Many of the works which will be put on display in Can Prunera belong to the Serra Art Collection but others, recently restored, date from the time when the property was still a family home. The era of the exhibits starts in the first third of the 20th century, representing what is known as the Modernist art period including landscape paintings by Rusiñol, Sureda and Meifren to name but a few.