New in Town: MACBA Contemporary Art Museum

(Julio Le Parc. Photo by laimagendelmundo)

Its doors opened only five days ago and already it promises to be one of the city’s art hotspots. The MACBA, is the new Buenos Aires museum of contemporary art in San Telmo, just down the block from the MAMBA, the Buenos Aires museum of modern art.

The museum showcases a permanent collection with an emphasis on geometric and op-art by artists such as Julio Le Parc, Víctor Vasarely, Roberto Aizenberg, Alejandro Puente, Raúl Lozza, Manuel Alvarez, César Paternosto an Mira Schendel, amongst others. Additionally there is a temporary collection, Intercambio global- abstracción geometrica desde 1950, which has been curated by the renowned Joe Houston.

Entrance to the museum is free until the 8th of September and otherwise costs 15 pesos.  Opening hours are from Wednesday to Monday from 11am-7pm and there are guided tours at 5pm.  Av. San Juan 328, San Telmo.

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