The Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona is an art gallery in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art opened on November 28, 1995. The building was designed by Richard Meyer, an American architect. The Gallery mainly collects works of art in the late 20th century. The exhibits are replaced roughly every three to four months.
If you're a skateboarder and you've come to Barcelona primarily to skate (and heaps do), MACBA is to Cataluna what the Embarcadero was to San Francisco - a proving ground, a hang-out spot and the site of some of the most memorable street lines to grace the skate scene of late. Ledges, stairs and manual pads for days will have you coming back day-after-day to get your MACBA on, tio. The inside of the museum is remarkable as well (or so I've heard). With all the urban, artistic expression going on outside I never actually made it inside to find out for myself.
Christina, Vicky and Doug are sitting outside a bar in Barcelona's Contemporary Gallery Square talking. This gallery is a local modern art resort. It has long exhibited paintings and sculptures of the main schools of modern and contemporary Spain, and often held temporary exhibitions introducing foreign artists. The modern Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, covered with large glass, is in an interesting contrast to the design centre next to the 18th century shelter.
Here you can enjoy some very contemporary art and also the show of the skaters on the square. If you have a chance visit the shop of the museum since it is filled with amazing books and things. It is a sort of a cool spot here in town, you should defintely enjoy around seven when everybody is gathered here.
MACBA is one of Barcelona's less frequented museums. Tourists, distracted by all of the Gaudí monuments, and the Picasso and Miró Museums, often miss this interesting contemporary art museum housed in a wavy white modern building. Somewhat hidden away in Raval, between the popular neighborhoods of Gaixample, and the Gothic Quarter, a short walk from Born, this is a great place not only to see the cutting edge art on exhibit, but to people watch, as locals use the plaza in front of the museum to hang out, skateboard, and eat their sack lunches.
The museum was built in 1995, and its architecture is full of modernist artistic features. The building itself is a simple cubic shape. However, through bold facet cutting and the introduction of special shapes, it has formed a combination of many crisscross facets, which makes the space produce infinite changes.