When in 1995 Museu Art Contemporani de Barcelona was inaugurated, it became the first art institution to feature 20th century art – the works of Antoni Tàpies, Lucio Fontana, Mario Merz, Zush (Albert Porta) and Antonio Saura are the highlights of the museum’s permanent collection. Most of the exhibitions change every 3-6 months, and also showcase the works of contemporary artists.
The architectural composition belongs to American architect Richard Meier, who was faced with the troublesome task to design the building of the museum which at that time still had no collection to represent. The decision to locate it in Raval, a district in Barcelona, was deliberate – Meier in his design replicated the basics of Modernism style, thus creating a nice contrast with the district’s narrow winding streets and faded centuries-old facades.
Metro: Universitat, Catalunya