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“Current exhibition was disappointing”

MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon
Ranked #15 of 59 things to do in Leon
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Owner description: MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León stands as an essential tool for creating a collective sense surrounding contemporary art and culture. MUSAC is defined as an open space for citizens for thought, dialogue and understanding of analytical tools and action strategies concerning art and its relation with society within the period in which the museum program and its collection focus. The chronological axis, that embraces the early 80s to the present, takes the year 1989 as its conceptual starting point, in which the fall of the Berlin Wall, European restructuring and the end of international politics characterized by the confrontation between blocks, mark the start of a global landscape in which we currently live. MUSAC Collection, cornerstone of the museum, comprises more than 1650 works by nearly 400 regional, national and international artists. A task of study, research and conservation revolves around it, with the mission to preserve for the future and disseminate an artistic heritage surrounding different conceptual paths that are representative of the relationships of art with the social, political, cultural and aesthetic moments and situations from which they surge. The exhibition program underlines this relationship between the importance of contemporary production and the revision and contextualization of subjects, movements and artists in a wide historic, political and social framework. It responds, as well, to the central-peripheral dynamics, favoring the dialogue between the local and the global, developing and supporting the creation, exhibition, dissemination and research of art in Castilla y León. The educational and cultural program complete the social vocation of the museum, acting as tools for the active inclusion of diverse publics through dialogue, sharing and the production of meaning from the possibilities that art and culture grant to all citizens as a public space for self-representation. It also aspires to create a platform for thought and a network of collaborative relations generated by the seminars, publications, workshops or open calls surrounding work processes, exhibition programs, the collection or collaborative projects with the public. MUSAC is ultimately a space which citizens can inhabit as a place for encounter and a forum for study, research, discussion, analysis and enjoyment of contemporary art and culture.
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Almeria, Spain
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“Current exhibition was disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

I was disappointed in the current exhibition about Feminism at MUSAC. I plan to return when the exhibition has changed. It's worth a visit if you're in town. Admission (at least for students) is free on Sunday.

Visited October 2012
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“modern art at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

A gorgeous building with a range of exhibitions to suit all types , and really original.

Its free admission on sunday evenings

Visited November 2012
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Gijon, Spain
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“A must for independent travellers visiting Leon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

Leon is a place well known abroad among art connaisseurs because of its impressive Cathedral and churches, its barrio húmedo and so on. If you visit the town for the first tile and are interested in contemporary art, visiting MUSAC is a must. Contemporary architecture and its functional limitations (whith international prizes included) cannot hide a well-balanced global program of contemporary curatorship and fierce identity. Enjoy the visit and stay for lunch if you can at the nice restaurant Cidon (1st floor). Worth trying their modern cuisine.

Visited May 2012
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Caracas
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“Beautiful building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

The building that houses the museum is very modern and colorful. The admission rates are very reasonable. It's better to go in the afternoon so as to take advantage of the guided tour.

Visited April 2012
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East London, South Africa
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“Nice museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Not the best art museum I've ever been to, but some really interesting stuff from local and international artists. I think most of the exhibits are temporary. The building is really cool, and there is a really nice cafeteria and gift shop.

Visited October 2011
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