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Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum (MACBA)

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Macba - Barcelona

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Macba - Barcelona

Macba - Barcelona

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Macba - Barcelona

Macba - Barcelona

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Combining straight lines and curves in a continuous dialogue between the interior spaces and the light outside, the building, inaugurated in 1995, is a work by Richard Meier. It's about what is more interesting in this museum.
MACBA (Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum) is dedicated to works from the second half of the 20th century. There are few works in the permanent collection and once in a while interesting temporary exhibitions.

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In1959 the art critic Alexandre Cirici Pellicer believed in the need to create a Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona.

Between 1960 and 1963, Cirici and Cesáreo Rodríguez Aguilera headed a group of individuals who began to put together a collection with the objective of constituting the basis for the future museum. In February 1963, the opening of the exhibition El arte y la paz, with a clear political commitment, exposed the narrow limits of what was then permissible.


In 1986 Barcelona City Council, invited the North American architect Richard Meier to take charge of the project for the new museum. The City Council's Department of Culture commissioned the art critics Francesc Miralles and Rosa Queralt to draw up a report which would serve to define the philosophy of the future museum. In 1987 the MACBA Foundation brought private enterprise into the project. The MACBA was officially inaugurated on the 28th of November of 1995.

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Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum (MACBA)

Pl. dels Angels, 1. , 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Area: El Raval
Website: Macba
Opening hours: From 25 September - 26 June: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11am - 7.30pm; Tuesday (not holidays) closed; Saturday: 10am - 8pm; Sundays & holidays: 10am - 3pm; 25th Desember and 1st January closed.
Prices: General: 7,5 euros (check for reductions)
Phone: +34 93 412 08 10
Phone 2 : Fax +34 93 412 46 02
Metro/Bus: Catalunya Pl. Universitat
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Last comment
Zan (19 Sep 2012 - 08:45)
without words :)))).Amazing. I was wondered if the sculpture that is placed outside the black stone is from Arik Levy?
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  1. Great free tour - Andrew from Sydney (20 Aug 2012 - 09:30)

    Took a small group free tour of museum that was brilliant. The guide, whose name I have forgotten, (sorry!) was very engaging and informative. Provided a great contextual and historical understanding of contemporary art, which I would definitely not have gotten had I not taken tour. Highly recommended from someone who normally hates tours.

  2. Musée d'art moderne Barcelone - Florence (18 Aug 2012 - 12:15)

    Quelle déception
    D'une tristesse déconcertante

  3. Visite de ce jour - BA (16 Aug 2012 - 10:45)

    J'aurais dû m'en tenir à l'avis de BillyP. Visite de ce jour (15/08/2012) extrémement décevante : je croyais que le MACBA était un important musée d'art contemporain !!! Ou est le fond permanent ? rien, aucune collection ! A éviter absolument.

  4. Mauvais jour ? - BillyP (2 Nov 2011 - 18:15)

    J'y suis allé cette semaine, et j'ai bien regretté mon choix...
    Ok, à l'accueil on me signale que l'exposition n'est pas complète, qu'il n'y a qu'une partie de visible, et de ce fait le billet d'entrée n'est que de 6 €.
    Ne connaissant pas du tout, je me dis qu'il doit quand même y avoir des choses intéressantes à voir. Grave erreur, ce musée m'a semblé vide !! seul un étage présentait quelques photos ou oeuvres d'art, mais qui sont vues en moins de 30 mn... à moins de passer du temps à regarder les quelques vidéos projetées...
    Bref, grosse déception, également exprimée par d'autres visiteurs.

  5. MACBA - Shane Enright (14 Feb 2008 - 23:14)

    The web site is not working tonight (14.2.08) No puedo planear mi visita a barcelona, y ademas la Fundacion Tapies esta cerada... mejor probar Bilbao...?

  6. MACBA - Jean Pierre (27 Apr 2007 - 14:30)

    Visite des 3 étages super cool....à faire

  7. consigli - io (24 Mar 2007 - 11:56)

    ci sono poche foto

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