MACBA brings together a variety of key works showcasing contemporary artistic creation. The Collection containing emblematic works by artists such as Calder, Basquiat or Tàpies, among others, takes visitors on a chronological journey from 1929 to the present. As well as exhibiting works from its collection, the museum offers a wide-ranging programme of temporary exhibitions and organises activities on contemporary arts and culture.
The museum is an international leader in the dissemination of contemporary art and cultural practices. Centrally located, its dazzling structure by Richard Meier outwardly reflects its very contemporary interior and overlooks the lively square of Plaça dels Àngels.