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
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.
Don't miss it! First solo exhibition of acclaimed Swiss-American artist Christian Marclay in BCN. The show presents a selection of works focusing on his sound compositions, from graphic scores to video installations. From the outset of his career, Marclay has engaged with experimental music, investigating the relationship between sound and vision, exploring the ways that sound can be manifest visually. As the artist himself has said, ‘music runs through almost everything I do’.
Through his redeployment of popular sources, such as comics or movies, and his tendency to traverse traditional hierarchies of both content and medium within his work, he also presents a subtle and subversive humour.
The permanent display of the MACBA Collection offers a chronological path from 1929 to the present. It includes many key works in a series of rooms devoted to emblematic moments or decades. Enjoy works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Guerrilla Girls, Alexander Calder and Juan Muñoz, among others.
The presentation is designed to tell the history of modern and contemporary art through the particular perspectives, politics and themes developed in the MACBA Collection since its inception.