MACBA Barcelona: Museum of Contemporary Art

MACBA Barcelona: Museum of Contemporary Art

MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona) is undoubtedly one of the most famous museums in Barcelona. It has more than 5,000 works on display and is a place worth visiting if you like art .

The MACBA building is very modern and is particularly striking for two reasons. First, by its size and its white color gives it a very futuristic . Secondly because it is always surrounded by skaters since the square where (Plaça dels Angels ) is a common meeting point of the city skaters .

The MACBA not only exhibits always the same . It alsos include travelling exhibitions . All the works always have something in common : they are made ​​during the second half of the twentieth century .

This is a museum known for making your visitors interact with the art, and therefore focuses on activities and programs of this type .

Currently the MACBA in several buildings around the Plaça dels Angels : the main building, the documentation center and the Convent of the Angels .

MACBA Collection is the backbone of the museum allows investigating the route of the main lines of contemporary artistic creation since the second half of the twentieth century .

MACBA collection comprises more than 5,000 works , created from the late 50s to the present . The collection itself was officially established on June 19, 1997 when it signed the MACBA Consortium between the Generalitat of Catalonia , the Barcelona City Council and the Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation , joining the previously deposited funds , as well as other groups of works transferred or deposited by other institutions or private collectors.

In 2007 he created the Center MACBA Study , which develops a facet of collecting complementary to the traditional collection .

Later in 2011 , the Foundation ” La Caixa ” and joined the museum collections of contemporary art, creating a collection of 5,500 works . The result of this union , the fall of 2011 was presented in Barcelona exposiciónVolumen ! , With works by prominent artists such as Bruce Nauman , Cristina Iglesias, Antoni Muntadas or Miserachs Xavier , among many others.

It is expected that the MACBA collections and box can be seen in China , Japan, the Philippines and Malaysia between 2012 and 2014 , thanks to a collaboration with Spanish Cultural Action (AC / E).

MACBA is certainly one of the museums worth seeing in Barcelona. Enjoy it!


Licenciada en Periodismo y enamorada de Barcelona desde 1986. Disfruto escribiendo posts y haciendo fotos de mi ciudad natal para BCN City Hotels, tarea que combino con la comunicación y el marketing online y que me mantienen siempre hiper-conectada a Internet.