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From 11 am to 7.30 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Until 8 pm, from June 24th until September 25th.
From 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday.
From 10 am to 3 pm, Sunday and public holidays.

Closed: Tue (except public holidays), Jan 1st, Dec 25th


Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona

Tel.:+ 34 93 412 08 10
Fax.:+ 34 93 412 46 02

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MACBA brings together a variety of key works showcasing artistic creation from the last fifty years. As well as exhibiting work from its own collection, the Museum also offers a wide-ranging programme of temporary exhibitions from contemporary artists and organises activities on contemporary art and culture.

The Museum is an international leader in the dissemination of art and contemporary cultural practices. Located in the historic centre of the city, its iconic building was designed by the US architect Richard Meier and overlooks the energetic square of Plaça dels Àngels.


Each season, MACBA offers more than ten temporary exhibitions, including retrospectives of contemporary artists, emerging art collectives and representative figures from the world of contemporary creation. Each show is complemented by an interesting programme of activities: children’s workshops, seminars, lectures and free guided tours included in the ticket price. Many exhibitions are accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue.


The MACBA Collection. Under the Surface exhibition brings together works that focus on the problems that derive from representation and its limits, as well as the importance and impact of the artist and art in contemporary society. Even though the artists in the exhibition adopt different conceptual and formal approaches, many of the works on display feature references to conceptual art, forms deriving from Minimalism and a contemporary interest in materials and the surface. Under the Surface includes works by Ignasi Aballí, Antoni Tàpies, Lucio Fontana, Karla Black, Art & Language, Ángela de la Cruz, Derek Jarman, Latifa Echakhch, Félix González-Torres, Charlotte Posenenske, Rita McBride, Gregor Schneider, Doris Salcedo, Michelangelo Pistoletto and other artists.

Until November, 2018.



MACBA presents a comprehensive survey of the work of this pioneering artist, through his books, his visual investigations, and including his work in the theatre, cinema, music and artistic actions. The exhibition approaches Brossa’s work by reappraising his influence and interrelationship with the practice of other artists. The project brings to the fore the constellations of artists around Brossa, his interrelationship with works he may have been unaware of, but which allow us to establish parallels and seek dialogues and tensions. It also aims to emphasise the performative aspects of Brossa’s poetic practice, his poiesis.

Until February, 25th, 2018.



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