MACBA - Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona

The Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, also known simply as MACBA, opened on November 28, 1995. It is one of the most famous contemporary art museums in the world with an enviable collection to say the least. The idea of the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona was the merit of Alexandre Cirici Pellicer, art critic, who supported its construction from the very beginning.

It was only in 1985 that Joan Rigol, Councilor for Culture of the Government of Catalonia, took up the idea of a contemporary art museum. The following year, Richard Meier, a North American architect was commissioned to design the new museum.

The MACBA Collection is made up of works by Catalan, Spanish and international artists, mostly in the period from the 1960s to today. The collections cover a wide range of artistic techniques and materials including painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, assembly, objects, installations and audiovisual and sound recordings, among others.In 2020, the collection was significantly expanded with 133 new works by artists such as Ignasi Aballí, Chema Alvargonzález, Núria Andreu, Mar Arza, Adrián Balseca, Consuelo Bautista, Yamandú Canosa, Antoni Clavé, Lúa Coderch, Patricia Dauder, Domènec, Max de Esteban, FOTORAMBLAS, Ivana Franke, Cristina Garrellido, Núa , Josep Guinovart, Manolo Laguillo, Lola Lasurt, Antoni Llena, Josep Maria de Llobet, Cinthia Marcelle and Tiago Mata Machado, Xavier Medina Campeny, Fina Miralles, Naeem Mohaiemen, Lucía C. Pino, Aleix Plademunt, Charlotte Posenedenske, Sergi Reboredenske, Àngenedenske Ribé, Marcel Rubio Juliana, Francesc Ruiz, Jordi S. Carrera, Mireia C. Saladrigues, Mireia Sallarès, Soledad Sevilla, Antoni Tàpies, Tres, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, Juan Diego Varela and VV AA.

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Plaça dels Àngels 1
08001 Barcelona


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