Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Malaga

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Malaga (must see)

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC) was established by the city government as a result of the growing demand of the people and the artistic community for a venue to showcase paintings and art of the 20th and 21st century. After the art gallery opened its doors, many local artists were able to display their creations in a facility at the heart of the city.

The CAC is housed in an old warehouse. The building stands on the location of a former wholesalers market. The structure that housed the wholesale market was designed in 1939 by architect, Luis Gutierrez Soto who was famous for his Spanish rationalist style of architecture. The museum was formally inaugurated in 2003 by the Duke and Duchess of Palma. The gallery has over 2400 meters of exhibition space. Visitors are welcomed by a sculpture of the Moving Man by the German artist, Stephen Balkenhall.

The center has over 400 examples of Spanish contemporary art from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. There is a permanent collection of contemporary art that depicts modern man and modern society and the center frequently holds temporary exhibitions. Every Wednesday, visitors are taken on a guided tour around the temporary exhibitions hosted by the art gallery.

Why You Should Visit:
To be able to come along anytime, free of charge and wander around this cavernous white concrete bunker always full of at least one interesting exhibition is a joy.
The collection is eclectic traversing many media and there are wonderful open spaces where you can really stand back and admire the work.

Tip:
Make sure you visit about an hour before lunch so you can also visit the excellent (annexed) Oleo Restaurante.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am-8pm (Winter); Tue-Sun: 10am-2pm / 5-9pm (Summer)

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Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga on Map

Sight Name: Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga
Sight Location: Malaga, Spain
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums Walking Tour in Malaga, Part I  

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