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MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon

Calle Reyes Leoneses 24, 24008 Leon, Spain
+34 987 09 00 00
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This is a beautiful building on the outside. Interesting exhibits worth seeing. I recommend going... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
NMJ0127
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Madison, Wisconsin
Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon

It makes a difference with so much gothic and mediéval museums in Leon, the outside architecture is... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Manuela L
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León stands as an essential tool for creating a collective sense surrounding contemporary art and culture. MUSAC is defined as an open space for citizens for thought, dialogue and understanding of analytical tools and action strategies concerning art and its relation with society within the period in which the museum program and its collection focus. The chronological axis, that embraces the early 80s to the present, takes the year 1989 as its conceptual starting point, in which the fall of the Berlin Wall, European restructuring and the end of international politics characterized by the confrontation between blocks, mark the start of a global landscape in which we currently live. MUSAC Collection, cornerstone of the museum, comprises more than 1650 works by nearly 400 regional, national and international artists. A task of study, research and conservation revolves around it, with the mission to preserve for the future and disseminate an artistic heritage surrounding different conceptual paths that are representative of the relationships of art with the social, political, cultural and aesthetic moments and situations from which they surge. The exhibition program underlines this relationship between the importance of contemporary production and the revision and contextualization of subjects, movements and artists in a wide historic, political and social framework. It responds, as well, to the central-peripheral dynamics, favoring the dialogue between the local and the global, developing and supporting the creation, exhibition, dissemination and research of art in Castilla y León. The educational and cultural program complete the social vocation of the museum, acting as tools for the active inclusion of diverse publics through dialogue, sharing and the production of meaning from the possibilities that art and culture grant to all citizens as a public space for self-representation. It also aspires to create a platform for thought and a network of collaborative relations generated by the seminars, publications, workshops or open calls surrounding work processes, exhibition programs, the collection or collaborative projects with the public. MUSAC is ultimately a space which citizens can inhabit as a place for encounter and a forum for study, research, discussion, analysis and enjoyment of contemporary art and culture.
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This is a beautiful building on the outside. Interesting exhibits worth seeing. I recommend going at night - chances are you'll run into an event and have no crowds.

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

It makes a difference with so much gothic and mediéval museums in Leon, the outside architecture is modern and colourful, some modern art and sometimes exibitions in the museum; there is a cafeteria for a break.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Many exhibits . Worth the visit if you are into contemporary art . If not the exterior of the building is still worth a visit.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Very cool building exterior and really interesting exhibitions inside- a lot of them quite political. Would recommend a visit

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Unless you are a real lover of contemporary art, don't waste your time and money going here. The outside of the building is unusual with its coloured panels but the art inside was poor. I didn't see one exhibit that I found interesting. I spent...More

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Kristine G, General Coordinator at MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Dear CatherineH94, Thank you for your opinion, however, real lovers of contemporary art do not spend fifteen minutes inside a 3,300 square meter exhibition space. Perhaps you were expecting some other kind of art, because contemporary art is more than just painting and requires that...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

We visited MUSAC in June and enjoyed the exhibit "Andy Warhol, Music and Vinyls (1949 - 1987)" which is on until September 4, 2016. Admission was just €3.

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Kristine G, General Coordinator at MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Dear Drew, We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to MUSAC. The admission fee entitles you to see all temporary exhibitions, so I hope you enjoyed the rest of the shows as well. Looking forward to having you again on another occasion. Best regards,

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

The building is very interesting, but the exhibition inside was really not interesting and too extreme. I love modern art, but this was really not worth it! The Spanish opening hours also didn't help!More

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Kristine G, General Coordinator at MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Dear Claudia, Thank you very much for publishing your review of MUSAC. We understand that art, in general, is subject to personal opinion; and contemporary art might be even harder to grasp. That is why we exert extra effort in providing as much information as...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

As many modern art museums around the world, you have agreat building but how do you fill it with interesting content at a budget.Musac, at least when I visited, had not cracked it. The exhibitions were good and well mounted but not particularly challenging, the...More

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Kristine G, General Coordinator at MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Dear Fred F, I am sorry to hear that our current exhibitions are not particularly challenging. We do our best to offer a varied exhibitions and public program to cater to all types of public; and we put an extra effort in all didactic material...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2015

This was a refreshing and spacious modern art exhibition space. It was very doable in about a little over an hour and coming from New York, that is novel. There were about five exhibits and I found one particularly interesting. It had to do with...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2015

You never know what you are going to experience when it comes to contemporary art. Although most of it wasn't to my taste, there was an interesting film we watched about the farming around Leon. It was very informative. Visiting a museum like this makes...More

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