Museums

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

Opened to the public on in 1995, the museum assumes responsibility for disseminating contemporary art, offering a diverse range of visions, and generating critical debates on art and culture, while aspiring to reach increasingly diverse audiences.

The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) opened to the public on November 28, 1995. Since then, it has forged an international reputation as a model in the field of contemporary art: the substantial growth of its collection now makes it possible to chart a path through the principal references of the art of our times, while the lines of work it has developed have positioned it as a key centre for research and reflection on artistic activity.

As a public entity, the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) assumes responsibility for disseminating contemporary art, offering a diverse range of visions, and generating critical debates on art and culture, while aspiring to reach increasingly diverse audiences. MACBA is an open institution where citizens can find a space of public representation, and also prioritises education and innovation in its field. All of the above, in addition to its commitment to heritage preservation and networking with other institutions, place MACBA at the forefront of the art system in Catalonia and confirm Barcelona’s position as a world art capital and an international benchmark.

The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona is managed by a consortium created in 1988. Its current members are the Government of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council, the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the MACBA Foundation. In 1995, MACBA officially opened its headquarters in the heart of the Raval, in a new building designed by North American architect Richard Meier. From that time forth, the Museum has continued to break new ground in the diffusion of contemporary art and cultural practices, and its impact has helped to confirm Barcelona’s reputation as a city of innovation.

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
mon, wed, fri 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; thu 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; sat 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
tue

T: + 34 93 481 33 68
W: Website

ADDRESS
Plaça dels Àngels, 1

ESTABLISHED
1995
Current Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress
MACBA presents for the first time a show entirely dedicated to the minimalist and conceptual artist,...
18 Oct 2019 - 08 Mar 2020
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Before Our Eyes
The exhibition Before Our Eyes. Other Cartographies of the Rif is part of Sous Nos Yeux, a curatorial...
24 Jan 2014 - 18 Jun 2014
Exhibitions
Eulàlia Grau: I Have Never Painted Golden Angels
Between art and activism. That is the common feature of the works by Eulàlia Grau (Terrassa, 1946),...
08 Feb 2013 - 30 Jun 2013
Exhibitions
Andrea Fraser: L’1%, c’est moi
What do we want from art? Andrea Fraser (Billings, Montana 1965) addresses this question in her work...
22 Apr 2016 - 12 Mar 2017
Exhibitions
Akram Zaatari: Against Photography.
The exhibition focuses on the work of the Arab Image Foundation (Beirut, Lebanon) which operates both...
07 Apr 2017 - 25 Sep 2017