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The Museum of
Public Art is also known as the Museo al Aire Libre de la Castellana. An
overpass over the Paseo de la Castellana was inaugurated in 1970. The overpass
would join the eastern and western parts of the city and the roads joined by
the overpss were Juan Bravo and Eduardo Dato. The engineers who built the
overpass were Alberto Corral López Dóriga, José Antonio Fernández Ordóñez and
Julio Martínez Calzón. The engineers talked to the artist Eusebio Sempere to
build an open air museum of modern sculpture under the overpass. Sempere was
able to get donations of the sculptures from the artists and their families. The
museum was opened in 1972. There are 17 artists represented, including Andreu
Alfaro, Eduardo Chillida, Martín Chirino, Amadeo Gabino, Julio Gonzalez, Rafael
Leoz, Marcel Marti, Joan Miro, Pablo Palazuelo, Manuel Rivera, Gerardo Rueda, Alberto
Sanchez, Eusebio Sempere, Pablo Serrano, Francisco Sobrino, Jose Maria
Subirachs and Gustavo Torner.
Joan Miro's Mere Ubu was made in 1975 and is made in bronze.