Castile and León Museum of Contemporary Art, MUSAC.

MUSAC. Castile and León Museum of Contemporary Art


Five exhibition rooms, a project hall, an auditorium, a teaching workshop, a library and a retail area are the most important spaces in the Castile and León Museum of Contemporary Art (MUSAC), an original building by architects Emilio Tuñón and Luis Moreno, which won the European Union Mies van der Rohe Contemporary Architecture Award in 2007. This large area, with over 21,000 square metres devoted to culture, is intended to emphasise the shared interest of art and architecture in contemporary expression. Vestibules, mezzanine floors and courtyards are especially important in this building’s white concrete interior, while the multicoloured façade recalls the stained glass windows of León Cathedral.

This large exhibition space works to bring the wide range of items on display as close as possible to the present, engaging the viewer completely and enabling a sort of dialogue with the works of art. MUSAC also wants to highlight the uncertainties and contradictions that arise every day in the world of art. Part of this is its support for innovative projects and for artistic creation across disciplines.

MUSAC. Castile and León Museum of Contemporary Art

Avenida de los Reyes Leoneses, 24

24008  León  (Castilla y Leon) Tel.:+34 987090000