100 Museums to Visit Before You Die

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Location: Barcelona

2013 Exhibitions: The Art of the First Globalisation (November 8 - TBA), Voyeurism, Fetishism and Narcissism (November 8 - February 17)

The Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, or the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, opened to the public in 1995. Richard Meier & Partners were recommended by the Barcelona city council to design the museum in 1986. A year later the MACBA Foundation was created alongside the MACBA consortium, which commissioned Meier to build the museum in 1987. Although the museum had no permanent collection at the time of its construction, it now houses a large selection focusing on post-1950 Catalan and Spanish art. The museum represents three different eras of modern art from the '40s to the '60s and the '60s to the '70s, with the third period covering contemporary art.

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