The museum also hosts touring exhibitions and has a bookstore with … MACBA is a private museum promoted by collector Aldo Rubino to acquire, conserve, document and exhibit both national and international contemporary art. Tel: +54 011 4361-6919 3527/56, on the initiative of Rafael Squirru. Under the directorship of Raúl Santana (1991–1997), the newly re-named MAMba played host to memorable exhibitions by Joseph Beuys (1993) and the Grupo CoBrA (1994), as well as exhibitions by the Argentine artists Carlos Gorriarena, Clorindo Testa, Alberto Greco and Narcisa Hirsch. Tel: +54 011 4361-6919. For decades, artists who had never been known outside of the small corner of the world which is South America have been bursting onto the global scene of art mastery and joining the ranks of Picasso, Warhol and others. Right from the beginning, the Moderno was an avant garde institution that brought together a great variety of work from many different artistic disciplines. The grand opening of the new headquarters took place on 1 September 1989, an event attended by more than five thousand people. He also formed a network of spaces for different exhibitions across the city that included the Museo de Artes Plásticas Eduardo Sívori, the galleries Peuser, Yumar, Galeria H, Rubbers, Lirolay, Witcomb, Van Riel and Pizarro, the Botanical Garden and the Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos. The Library and Documentation Centre have begun a project digitizing the documentary archive while users can already consult the Museo’s bibliographic catalogue online. A passionate lover of culture, Squirru was a major promoter of Argentine art and supported the artists of his time by opening doors for their development at home and overseas. Buenos Aires Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) Founded in 2012 to exhibit the latest developments in the arts. The Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art known locally as the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires or MAMBA is a modern art museum located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. © 2017 Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires. Av. The Amigos institution was created in 1986 by a group of friends who met to raise funds for different cultural activities. During his administration several exhibitions of works belonging to the Museo Collection were held along with solo exhibitions of major artists such as Raquel Forner, Aldo Sessa, Pedro Figari and Edgardo Giménez, about whose work Whitelow wrote essays and carried out research. Non-formal education through art is one of its main purposes. It opened its doors on September 1, 2012. The Modern Art Museum was the brainchild of art critic, Rafael Squirru and diplomat and sculptor, Pablo Curatella Manes. Fundación Augusto y León Ferrari Arte y Acervo donated 72 works on paper by León Ferrari. In 2015, after presenting La Menesunda según Marta Minujín, a faithful reconstruction of the legendary artwork La Menesunda produced in 1965 by Marta Minujín and Rubén Santantonín, the artwork was made a part of the collection in a generous gesture by Minujín. There are works by important Argentine artists from 1940s, 50s and 60s,as well as pieces by Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Henri Matisse. Located in the neighbourhood of San Telmo, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires showcases more than 7000 works, covering important movements in modern art. Its first director, at the time Rafael Squirru was a 31 year old lawyer who trained at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and later at Edinburgh University. Located in the neighbourhood of San Telmo, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires showcases more than 7000 works, covering important movements in modern art. Buenos Aires. The Museo de Arte Moderno thus temporarily closed its doors and embarked upon a new project whose architectural work was donated by the architect Emilio Ambasz thanks to the influence of Laura Buccellato. Initially located in Buenos Aires' Witcomb Gallery, the museum was later housed in the San Martín Cultural Center. Before the end of his term as director, Squirru organized the 1° Exposición Internacional de Diseño Industrial [1st International Exhibition of Industrial Design] showing how open he was to new languages and disciplines. A passionate lover of culture, Squirru was a major promoter of Argentine art and supported the artists of his time by opening … … Through an extensive programme of activities involving local and overseas artists at all stages of their careers and exhibitions that tell the different stories contained within the collection, the Moderno has positioned itself as a world class avant garde art institution and a genuine home for artists. In 1989, it moved to its current site, a former warehouse that belonged to the Nobleza Piccardo tobacco company, and an outstanding example of British-designed brick and iron industrial buildings from the 19th century. Following a five-year, 15 million-dollar renovation, the museum's main building was reopened to the public on December 23, 2010; future expansion plans include an addition that would quadruple its existing 3,000 m² (32,000 ft²) of space, and would absorb the library and archives annex, currently located at 963 Adolfo Alsina Street.. The museum was created in 1956 by art critic Rafael Squirru. The museum was re-launched in 2010 following a restoration project. He also began the cycle of exhibitions of the Moderno’s collection and lobbied for the organization of several competitions, including the Braque and Ver y Estimar Prizes, the Paolini Acrylic Salon and the Swift Engraving Salon. The Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires was created on 11 April,1956 by decree No. This move was made possible by the support provided by the Asociación Amigos del Museo de Arte Moderno, whose president at the time was the Architect Santiago Sánchez Elía. In 1960, once the work on the Teatro Municipal General San Martín was completed, the Museo moved onto the eighth and ninth floors and opened its doors with a major international exhibition: the Primera Exposición Internacional de Arte Moderno [First International Exhibition of Modern Art], featuring over 240 artists including the likes of Jackson Pollock, Le Corbusier, Jean Fautrier, Max Bill, Willem De Kooning, Karel Appel, Corneille, Antoni Tàpies, Candido Portinari and Lygia Clark. San Telmo. A wide range of Argentine artists including Carlos Alonso, Antonio Berni, Ricardo Carpani, Ernesto Deira, Jorge Luis de la Vega, Juan del Prete, Raquel Forner, Nicolás Garcia Uriburu, Alberto Greco, Alfredo Hlito, Kenneth Kemble, Luis Felipe Noé, Eduardo Mac Entyre, Miguel Ocampo, Federico Peralta Ramos, Emilio Pettoruti, Rogelio Polesello, Luis Seoane, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, Clorindo Testa, Luis Alberto Wells and Yente also featured. The decree that founded the museum stated that a ‘Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires shall be created, run by the Ministry of Culture whose main objective shall be to illustrate objectively and through documentation all the different manifestations of the spirit whose nature falls into said category’. The Modern Art Museum (MAMBA) is a repository of contemporary art that seeks to preserve and promote the works of contemporary Argentine artists and to display international contemporary art through temporary themed exhibitions.