Mission

Culture has been among us for hundreds of thousands of years. It talks about who we were. It is the most valuable legacy we have left. For this reason, the Hortensia Herrero Foundation promotes social actions that help sharing the sensitivity, using art and culture as an example and as ways to turn the Comunitat Valenciana into a cultural benchmark.

vision

The objective of the Hortensia Herrero Foundation is to promote the interest, awareness and sensitivity for art and culture through projects created in the Comunitat Valenciana by artists from all around the world.

Board

Patron-President
Ms. Hortensia Mª Herrero
Patron-Vicepresident
Juan Roig
Non-patron Secretary
Francisco Barea
Members
Amparo Roig
Hortensia Roig
Juana Roig
Carolina Roig
Ms. Hortensia Mª Herrero​
Patron-President
Juan Roig
Patron-Vicepresident
Francisco Barea
Non-patron Secretary
Amparo Roig
Member
Hortensia Roig
Member
Juana Roig
Member
Carolina Roig
Member

President's message

The poet Machado said that the wanderer blazes a trail and that when looking back, beholds a path he shall never tread again. This Report is a look back at the path taken, strewn with cultural initiatives and events that belong to the past but that we will always fondly recall.
I often use the family as a metaphor in the speeches I give at the various events held by the Foundation. Now, looking back, these projects are like family members who are always present in some way or other as the circle expands with new additions.

For example, in 2017 we held an exhibition of monumental sculptures by Manolo Valdés in Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences. The exhibition was so well received that it led to the donation of the sculpture “La Pamela” (The Sunhat), which is now sited in La Marina district. It was such a success that in 2018, we decided to temporarily transfer two of these sculptures to the cities of Castellón and Alicante so that the citizens there could enjoy the works of Valencia’s most international contemporary artist. The sculptures proved so popular that I decided to donate them to Castellón and Alicante.

We have thus ensured that the three regional Capitals of the Valencia Autonomous Community each have at least one monumental sculpture just like cities such as New York, Paris, and Madrid. Thus Valdés accompanied us last year as yet another member of the broad family that is the Hortensia Herrero Foundation.

Given the runaway success of the Valdés exhibition in the City of Arts and Sciences, it was no easy task to find someone for the next exhibition in this impressive setting featuring Calatrava’s futuristic architecture. That is why we approached Tony Cragg, one of the world’s most famous sculptors. I already had two of his works in my collection but on this occasion, we would exhibit six of his monumental sculptures at the same time as he held a similar exhibition in New York’s Park Avenue. As I never tire of saying, one of the Foundation’s aims is to ensure that Valencians do not have to travel to cities such as New York, Paris, and London to see superb art exhibitions but rather can enjoy the same kinds of offerings found in those world cities.

This guiding principle also lay behind one of the projects begun in 2018 and in which we are enthusiastically engaged right now, namely the conversion of the Valeriola Palace to turn it into the Hortensia Herrero Art Centre. When it is finished, you will be able to see both my art collection and temporary exhibitions of works by great international artists. This is a long-term project that has already begun to bear fruit. In a few years’ time, the Centre will open its doors to the public to further enrich the City of Valencia’s considerable cultural offerings.

It is, as it were, a new child adding to the broad family centred on the Hortensia Herrero Foundation, whose initiatives include: over five ongoing editions such as Ballet Vale +, which helps children with cerebral palsy through the medium of dance; the Valencia Dance gala in the Palace of Arts (Palau de les Arts); the ballet campus (which already has 135 students); the PAM! exhibition of artistic and multimedia productions held by Valencia Technical University (UPV); the Abierto València Acquisition Prize that opens the season for Valencia’s art galleries. All these initiatives are based on sharing and fostering cultural sensibilities.

These projects now form part of our calendar of activities (drawing an ever-growing number of visitors) and, in the case of the exhibitions of monumental sculptures in the City of Arts and Sciences, enrich Valencia’s artistic heritage. Proof of this can be found in Tony Cragg’s impressive sculpture, titled “Points of View”, which arrived in Valencia for a temporary exhibition but that is now permanently on display by the Monteolivete Bridge.

I should like to warmly thank all Valencians who have visited these exhibitions and those who made them possible. The title of Cragg’s “Points of View” sculpture says it all because ours is a wide-ranging, varied mission that can only be carried out with the help of many and by incorporating a wide range of viewpoints.

The poet Machado said that the wanderer blazes a trail and that when looking back, beholds a path he shall never tread again. This Report is a look back at the path taken, strewn with cultural initiatives and events that belong to the past but that we will always fondly recall.
I often use the family as a metaphor in the speeches I give at the various events held by the Foundation. Now, looking back, these projects are like family members who are always present in some way or other as the circle expands with new additions.

For example, in 2017 we held an exhibition of monumental sculptures by Manolo Valdés in Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences. The exhibition was so well received that it led to the donation of the sculpture “La Pamela” (The Sunhat), which is now sited in La Marina district. It was such a success that in 2018, we decided to temporarily transfer two of these sculptures to the cities of Castellón and Alicante so that the citizens there could enjoy the works of Valencia’s most international contemporary artist. The sculptures proved so popular that I decided to donate them to Castellón and Alicante.

We have thus ensured that the three regional Capitals of the Valencia Autonomous Community each have at least one monumental sculpture just like cities such as New York, Paris, and Madrid. Thus Valdés accompanied us last year as yet another member of the broad family that is the Hortensia Herrero Foundation.

Given the runaway success of the Valdés exhibition in the City of Arts and Sciences, it was no easy task to find someone for the next exhibition in this impressive setting featuring Calatrava’s futuristic architecture. That is why we approached Tony Cragg, one of the world’s most famous sculptors. I already had two of his works in my collection but on this occasion, we would exhibit six of his monumental sculptures at the same time as he held a similar exhibition in New York’s Park Avenue. As I never tire of saying, one of the Foundation’s aims is to ensure that Valencians do not have to travel to cities such as New York, Paris, and London to see superb art exhibitions but rather can enjoy the same kinds of offerings found in those world cities.

This guiding principle also lay behind one of the projects begun in 2018 and in which we are enthusiastically engaged right now, namely the conversion of the Valeriola Palace to turn it into the Hortensia Herrero Art Centre. When it is finished, you will be able to see both my art collection and temporary exhibitions of works by great international artists. This is a long-term project that has already begun to bear fruit. In a few years’ time, the Centre will open its doors to the public to further enrich the City of Valencia’s considerable cultural offerings.

It is, as it were, a new child adding to the broad family centred on the Hortensia Herrero Foundation, whose initiatives include: over five ongoing editions such as Ballet Vale +, which helps children with cerebral palsy through the medium of dance; the Valencia Dance gala in the Palace of Arts (Palau de les Arts); the ballet campus (which already has 135 students); the PAM! exhibition of artistic and multimedia productions held by Valencia Technical University (UPV); the Abierto València Acquisition Prize that opens the season for Valencia’s art galleries. All these initiatives are based on sharing and fostering cultural sensibilities.

These projects now form part of our calendar of activities (drawing an ever-growing number of visitors) and, in the case of the exhibitions of monumental sculptures in the City of Arts and Sciences, enrich Valencia’s artistic heritage. Proof of this can be found in Tony Cragg’s impressive sculpture, titled “Points of View”, which arrived in Valencia for a temporary exhibition but that is now permanently on display by the Monteolivete Bridge.

I should like to warmly thank all Valencians who have visited these exhibitions and those who made them possible. The title of Cragg’s “Points of View” sculpture says it all because ours is a wide-ranging, varied mission that can only be carried out with the help of many and by incorporating a wide range of viewpoints.

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