If you're used to being soft-soaped by eager-to-please art centres, you'll have to adjust to the cryptic minimalism of the MACBA, where art is taken very seriously indeed. Yet if you can navigate the fridge-like interior of Richard Meier's enormous edifice, accept that much of the permanent collection is inaccessible to the uninitiated, tackle shows that flutter between the brilliant and baffling, and, most important, are prepared to do your reading, a trip to the MACBA can be extremely rewarding. Since its inauguration in 1995, the MACBA has transformed itself into a power player on the city's contemporary arts scene. Its bookshop is fantastic for quirky gifts and artist design objects.
|Venue name:||MACBA. Museu d'Art Contemporani||Contact:|
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
|Opening hours:||Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 11am-7.30pm; Tue closed (excluding holidays); Sat 10am-9pm; Sun & holidays 10am-3pm. Guided tours in English Mon 6pm.|
|Transport:||Sant Antoni (M: L2)|
|Price:||Permanent & temporary exhibitions €10; €8 reduced. Temporary exhibitions €6; €4.50 reduced. The MACBA offers €15 passes, offering unlimited visits over a 12-month period|
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Loop 2017: MACBA Collection. Martha Rosler: God Bless America!
This exhibition focuses on the videographic production by American artist Marth Rosler via a significant collection her works belonging to the MACBA Collection that span from the 1970s to 2006. With anti-war pieces like the one that lends its name to...Until Sunday October 15 2017
MACBA Collection 31
'Panta rei', as Heraclitus said: 'everything flows'. You'd never bathe twice in the same water, just as you'll never see the same MACBA collection twice... Why? Because the MACBA collection boasts more than 5,000 pieces: some belong to sponsors of the...Until Sunday June 4 2017