The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico is now open to the public with a new weekend schedule, Friday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Entry to the MAC is conditioned upon the observation of the security measures being followed as a response to the current pandemic, and the public’s compromise with standard hygienic practices. Visitors will be required to use masks, comply with our disinfecting protocol, and pass through our temperature checkpoint.
Founded in 1984 in Santurce, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (MAC) was born out of the will of Puerto Rican artists and other members of the cultural community and in recognition of the urgency to create an alternate model for exhibiting and promoting contemporary art and its issues.
The MAC is the only institution in the island expressly dedicated to the study, collection, preservation, exhibition, and promotion of art produced since the mid-20th century in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Latin America, and its diasporas. It fosters an open view of contemporary art within the Puerto Rican context by encouraging a constant dialogue between artists and audiences, between past and present, and among art practice, theory and criticism, through curatorial work and innovative strategies that make the Museum’s cultural diversity, its exhibitions, activities, and its historical building, available to all types of audiences. In every instance of the Museum’s work toward fulfilling its mission, we are proud to recognize and reinforce the bonds of culture between and among the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean basin, as well as the Latinx communities and the Puerto Rican diaspora in the United States.
We are pleased to fill this particular space in Puerto Rico, and that this contextualization furthers the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art from a multiplicity of perspectives that converge in Puerto Rico: Diasporic, Latinx, Caribbean-regional and Latin American cultures within a global context.