MACBA – Barcelona, in Brief

I hosted Maria and Victor, a couch-surfing couple from Barcelona last weekend, and while we were enjoying an afternoon in Ljubljana’s Museum of Contemporary Art, I decided that I hadn’t really done justice here to MACBA, the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, with a quick post soon after my visit there in early August 2010. So here’s a slightly expanded version, inspired by and dedicated to, my new friends.

Designed by American architect Richard Meier and opened in 1995, it’s a beautiful building, inside and out, elegantly understated and relaxing. (And as it turned out, a great place to try and come down from an attempted robbery if that’s what your body and mind are looking for.) Much of the south side is glass, allowing ample natural light to bathe the interior. The action in the square outside primarily involves skateboarding – lots of it.

The website, along with exhibit schedule, is here, nearest metro stations are Catalunya and Universitat. A few more shots are below, all Creative Commons licensed for non-commercial use. Feel free to use them with credits as indicated here.

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