WHO WE ARE


The Foundation Amelia Moreno has as its home the "Espacio-Arte El Dorado" (El Dorado Arts Space), in a wing of the former distillery "Anis El Dorado" in Quintanar de la Orden (Province of Toledo, Spain). The Foundation was established by the artist Amelia Moreno (Quintanar de la Orden, 1947-2011), and houses her artistic legacy. The Foundation's activities focus on the contemporary arts. Standing out among them are the annual Encounters of Artists, held every September, which bring together exhibitions of contemporary art, concerts, poetry readings, creative workshops, organize visits for school children and students from the region and other events.

Starting this year (2019), the Foundation's spaces open to other cultural events, many organized in conjunction with local institutions. Among these, this summer the Foundation mounted the exhibition "Desde El Dorado", with a selection of the work of Amelia Moreno. Begommomg om 2018, the Foundation has collaborated in exhibits with the School of Fine Arts of the University of Castilla - La Mancha in Cuenca. IN 2017, it organized a retrospective of Amelia Moreno in the Museum of Santa Cruz in Toledo, in collaboration with the municipal council of Quintanar, the provincial government of Toledo and the Junta or regional government of Castilla - La Mancha.


In organizing the Encounters, the Foundation aims for a diversity of sensibilities and artistic practices, including voices from different generations and origins, but whose work shares a common rigor and spirit of experimentation. From its beginnings, the Foundation has given special enphasis to presenting creative women of all disciplines.


The first Encounter was held in 2004. In 2007, the original Espacio-Arte El Dorado Cultural Association became the Foundation.