The museum was opened in 1990, and is located in a modern building with three floors, built back in 1886, and planned by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. In the construction metal and steel were incorporated into the building, and built in an industrial style. Later it was renovated by architects Roser Amadó and Lluís Domènech Girbau.
In the museum, you can see exhibits, arrive for conferences, and listen to lectures in many different fields having to do with modern art, especially about Tàpies's art. Notice the special creation by Tàpies placed on the roof of the building, "Cloud and Chair." It is lit during the night, and is definitely worth a visit.