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The Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (Contemporary Art University Museum) is
the largest public institution in Mexico to accommodate a collection of national and international contemporary art. Aiming to promote learning and esthetic enjoyment, its contents, architecture and interpretation tools offer the public the possibility of creating their own personal tour: college students, art experts, children, young adults and visitors in general, each build and enjoy their visit as a unique experience.
Located in the Cultural Center of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the MUAC is the first museum fully created, in its architecture, management, museology, and interpretation, for contemporary art.
The museum building, with a surface area of 13,947 m2 and where the exhibition take up 3,300 m2, is the work of the renowned Mexican architect Teodoro González de León. Collaborating with an interdisciplinary group, González de León developed a project created with the intention of enhancing the visitor’s experience. The museum’s interplay with nature, the use of light, the wide spaces and all sorts of commodities, make this a unique museum, which uses the most avant-garde technology, which respects the safekeeping of the artworks. As an answer to the essence of contemporary art itself, the architectural project offers a space that can provide the visitors with the most vivid experience.
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