Musac, A Colourful Building (León)


MUSAC is the Museum of Modern Art of Castilla y León. The building is so colourful it doesn’t look like a museum, maybe a children school. But inside you’ll find a great collection and temporary exhibitions.

Castilla y León used to be the reign of Spain in the middle age. Now, some cities in the region are becoming old so the government are trying to restyle the cities in order not to let the young people go to Madrid or Barcelona. The MUSAC is a great example. It is a young museum with a lot of activities and life. It’s place in a new part of León (a great city to visit). Atop an extended urban expanse the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC) defines the art venue in the same optimistic way Roman surveyors laid their towns out on the landscape.

As opposed to other kinds of space whose museistic quality is centered on the showing of finite historical collections, the MUSAC is a living space that opens the door to a wide range of contemporary artistic expressions; an art center that constructs a series of game boards in which action is the leading player of the space itself; a structure that develops from an open system made up of a fabric of squares and rhomboids which permit a secret geography of memory to be constructed. The result a colorful space where you can spend ours making lomos or going inside for getting the inspiration of modern art.

It’s a place for interrelations, where the public is no longer a mere passive element that observes. Workshops talks, meetings with artists, educational guides and works that interact with the spectator are some of the essential elements in the activity of the MUSAC, which shall stand as a new reference for museums in the present panorama of contemporary art. But, apart of this, the Musac is the most colorful place I’ve ever lomoed.

written by disdis on 2009-02-23 #places #location #arquitecture-museum-spain-modern-art-leon-coulours-castilla-blue-yellow-red-panels


  1. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    That´s a cool building and # 9 is a cool shot!

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Hohoho !!! Thanks for the color therapy for my tired-of-the-grey-sky eyes !!!
    N°7 is excellent...

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