The Lola Flores Cultural Center, better known as Lola Flores Museumwill open its doors next Friday, March 31, coinciding with its saint for being Friday Dolores, in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz), exhibiting more than 200 original pieces that ‘La Faraona’ kept and treasured and that will now be shown to the public.
As detailed by the Jerez City Council in a note, the inauguration will be held privately with the presence of the artist’s daughters, Rosario and Lolita Flowersand it will not be until 5:15 p.m. when this building will allow access to the public who have previously reserved their tickets through the ticketentradas.com portal.
The more than 200 original parts What will be in the museum are the ones that Lola Flores “kept and treasured so that they would come out of the trunks and could be shared by everyone”, with special attention to her jewels, around 40 original pieces that will now be exhibited, stressed the mayoress of Jerez, Mamen Sanchez.
The museography of this space has been carried out by the company Reina de Corazones, in a work curated by Laura Cerrato and the company Juan Pablo Frade.
The second part of the project that will integrate this museum space, which is known as the Lola Flores Tablaowill be inaugurated “in autumn”, pending a third phase in which the future Tabanco de Lola Flores will be opened. This last space will be in the municipal building next to the Tablaoand where it is contemplated to maintain that Andalusian façade and make a flower patio for performances, book presentations and other events, with a “very Jerez” patio so that you can enjoy that open space.
In all this processthe City Council has collected citizen requests to donate objects related to the artist from Jerez. The mayoress has explained that an inventory of the pieces is being made to find out what they have for future temporary exhibitions. Among the requests, a painting of Australian origin stands out. “Lola was very generous and she was distributing everywhere,” Sánchez has defended.
The entrance to the Lola Flores Museum will cost ten euros, with reduced prices for people over 65, young people and children under six to five euros, while children under five can enter for free. Besides, The museum will have three open days a year, such as January 23, the date of birth of Lola Flores, May 16, the day of her death, and September 24, which coincides with the day of La Merced, patron saint of Jerez.
The opening hours will be from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Saturdays it can be visited from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., while on Sundays it will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.