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MUSEUM OF THE CONTEMPORARY ART
(MAC) Santiago, Chile

The 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.

One 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.

 




At 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 Hundertwasser.

Because 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.

 

Desarrollado por Sisib :: Universidad de Chile :: 2004