This museum has its origins in the mid 20th century, in the old Hollander museum, created by the sculptor and expressionist painter from New York who moved to Spain in 1962 with his wife Barbara seeking inspiration and a completely different lifestyle to what he was used to.
Although in the beginning Hollander was living in Arroyo de la MIel (Benalmadena), it wasn’t long before he got fed up with the tourist boom and moved up to Pizarra, a white village of Malaga province situated further away from the coast and the tourist constructions that were carried out in the 60’s.
Hollander was fascinated by the Spanish culture and began to privately collect antiques creating the first private museum in his own home, the ‘cortijo de Yeguas’. In 1988 he donated his collection to the Pizarra town hall who, in 1991, ended up buying the ‘cortijo de Casablanca, where the collection is currently exposed.
The building that hosts the museum is a typical 19th century construction, that was reformed respecting its old structure based on an Arab construction and where we’ll be able to discover the traditional Spanish furniture and other areas such as the labour of stone, metal, ceramic, wood or glass through different galleries that make up the museum.
The museum is located in the ‘Cortijo Casablanca’, on the Pizarra-Cartama Station road (CC-337), Km. 2,300.
Tel. 952 48 32 37 y 952 48 46 84.
Opening hours: Mon to Fri from 09:00 till 14:00h.
Entrance fee: Adults 2,10€. Children 1,30€. Groups 1,50€.