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This unusual museum reflects upon art. Get to know today's artists and discover their methods and trends.

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Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum

The laboratory of contemporary art.

This unusual museum reflects upon art. Get to know today’s artists and discover their methods and trends. The Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum differs to others. Opened in 1995, it is more commonly known as ‘MACBA’. This is a space with various halls, used as investigation ‘laboratories’ for contemporary art. This is a place of artistic analysis and reflection. Critic Alexandre Cirici Pellicier had the idea to create a space in the city for all current artists, and commissioned American Richard Meier to do it. Gradually, the centre grew, gaining international acclaim. Even if you don’t have time to visit all the permanent collection halls, try and fit in the exhibited works by Antoni Tápies, Paul Klee, Francesc Torres and Mario Merz y Zush, all artists from the second half of the 20th century.



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