Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art

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Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas
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Established30 August 1973 (1973-08-30)
LocationCaracas, Venezuela
CoordinatesCoordinates: 10°29′54″N 66°53′59″W / 10.49847°N 66.89964°W / 10.49847; -66.89964
TypeMuseum of modern art
Collection size5000
FounderSofía Ímber

Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art (Spanish: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas or MACC) is a museum of modern art located in the Parque Central Complex in Caracas, Venezuela.[1] It was founded on 30 August 1973[2] by the journalist and art patron Sofía Ímber,[3] also its director from 1973 to her dismissal in the Chavist cultural revolution of 2001.[4] It opened in 1974 and was the first museum in Venezuela to offer a specialist art library, a formal children's and adults' learning area, a special education department for the blind and a multimedia arts centre.[5]

Its collection has 5,000 pieces, including works by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Vasili Kandinski, Fernand Léger, Piet Mondrian, Andy Warhol and Francis Bacon.[6] Its director's dismissal, the 2002 theft of Henri Matisse's Odalisque in Red Pantaloons[7] and the Venezuelan Crisis have involved the museum in corruption and neglect as well as leading to criticisms of poor security, rapid changes of directors and the cancellations of catalogues and exhibitions.[8] Entry is free for the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.[9][10]

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  1. ^ Salvador, José Maria (1985). "The Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art" (PDF). Museum International. 37 (1): 41–43. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0033.1985.tb00543.x. ISSN 1350-0775.
  2. ^ "Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas". Sartle. 2015-06-23. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  3. ^ Salvador, José Maria (1987). "The Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art" (PDF). Museum International. 37 (1): 41–43. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0033.1985.tb00543.x. ISSN 1350-0775.
  4. ^ s.r.o, Tripomatic. "Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, Venezuela". travel.sygic.com. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  5. ^ "Museum of Fine Arts | museum, Caracas, Venezuela". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  6. ^ Salvador, José Maria (1985). "The Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art" (PDF). Museum International. 37 (1): 41–43. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0033.1985.tb00543.x. ISSN 1468-0033.
  7. ^ "International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR)-IFAR Publication Detail". www.ifar.org. Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  8. ^ "Political Unrest Won't Keep Venezuela From Bringing Art to the People". artnet News. 2014-04-27. Retrieved 2020-04-19.
  9. ^ "Venezuela's Artistic Upheaval; President Attacks Elitism, and Museum Founder is a Casualty". New York Times. 24 April 2001.
  10. ^ "Joan of Art". Latin Trade. 9: 24. September 2001 – via Gale Academic Onefile.