MUSEUM OF THE CONTEMPORARY ART
MAC is geographically set up alongside "Parque
Forestal", the main park in downtown Santiago,
and forms part of an active circuit of museums and wide-ranging
cultural activity. For over half a century it has been
the articulating axis of contemporary visual arts, and
curator of the valuable artistic cultural heritage it
safeguards since its foundation in 1947.
of the Museum's most important objectives is to lead
the field of visual arts, particularly in two aspects:
to maintain and strengthen its role as preserver of
the national contemporary artistic memory, and to develop
an annual agenda intended to maintain its positioning
as the country's most important art center.
present, the Museum's valuable collection already
comprises approximately 2,000 art pieces, including
paintings, sculptures and various other artistic expressions
produced in Chile since the latter half of the 19th
century. These include, among others, the work of
internationally renowned artists such as Roberto Matta,
Alfredo Jaar, Emilio Pettoruti, Isamu Noguchi and
of its university nature, the Museum of Contemporary
Art considers that its mission is to welcome a variety
of trends, generating a space for debate and theoretical
reflection to encourage the development of knowledge.
At the same time, because of its contemporary nature,
it is conducive to the exploration of new production
options and their diffusion in the national milieu,
incorporating the knowledge and issues they generate
into our cultural context, thus becoming a center
for new artistic trends.