Not the stuff you hear in elevators, but the stuff of art, quite literally.
MUSAC is the Museo de Arte Comtemporaneo de Castilla y Leon which won the Mies van der Rohe Award for 2007. Designed by Madrid-based architects Mansilla & Tunon, MUSAC aims to become a fundamental piece in the development of Contemporary Art on a national and international scope. It maintains a broad experimental outlook when conceiving and developing exhibitions and projects in all levels.
The MUSAC focuses exclusively on the present time, influenced by recent memory. The museum is based on the idea of developing a new behaviour when approaching 21st century art. The latter years of the past century represent the beginning of a time frame that acts as a starting point. In this way, the MUSAC introduces itself as a clear exponent of a new cultural stage, in which aesthetic values and artistic behaviour that were considered revolutionary in the past have already become well-established.
As a Museum of the Present or Museum of the 21st Century, the MUSAC shall assume the responsibility of projecting itself in a field, which, like all experiments, entails an ample amount of risk.
The museum was constructed with the aim of being a place for interrelations, where the public is no longer a mere passive element that observes. Workshops talks, meetings with artists, educational guides and works that interact with the spectator are some of the essential elements in the activity of the MUSAC, which shall stand as a new reference for museums in the present panorama of contemporary art.
For information on present and upcoming exhibitions or to learn more about MUSAC’s architecture itself, visit MUSAC’s website.