Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Paraná

Museu de Arte Contemporanea do Parana

Currently the Museum has about 1500 names of the most representative works of visual arts in the country, including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, object, tapestry, collage, installation and video. Among the artists represented in the collection, there are Tomás Abal, Lothar Charoux, Volpi, Amilcar de Castro, Regina Silveira, José Bechara, Antonio Peticov, José Rufino, Alex Flemming, Élida Tessler, Eliane Prolik, Luciano Mariussi, Marlon de Azambuja, Fábio Noronha Maria Cheung, Luiz Carlos Brugnera, Rossana Guimarães, Letícia Marquez, Edilson Viriato. Also appearing are artists in art historical tradition of Parana, as Miguel Bakun, Theodoro De Bona, Guido Viaro, Helena Wong.


The Museum of Contemporary Art is a unit of the Paraná State Secretary of Culture of State Government - SEEC, linked to the System Coordination State Museum - COSEM. Besides housing, documenting, studying, preserving, exhibiting and promoting its art collection, the MAC's actions aim to promote debate and discussion about art and contemporary poetics; Community-oriented local search, through the development of critical awareness and sensitivity; Contributing to training and fully integrating individuals socially, increasing their chances of understanding the world.


The MAC is located in the central region of Curitiba, near schools, theaters, bookstores and art galleries, cultural area of intense movement. Beside the Plaza Zacharias, it is located a few meters from Rua XV de Novembro, for the exclusive pedestrian traffic, and Rui Barbosa Square, major transportation terminals in the city. The concentration of popular and students of different levels, Associated with the gratuity of access in all areas of the museum


It promotes contact with contemporary art and brings together local people and their heritage.

Created in 1970, with the transfer of documentation from the Department of Culture, the Department of Research and Documentation - SPD systematically records the memory of the visual arts. It has a newspaper library, with material relating to artists, cultural organizations and art critics, containing critical texts, newspaper articles, books, manuscripts and images.


It also houses the institutional archive, with documents relating to programming of MAC, exhibitions and other projects developed since its foundation. It organizes and still preserves the documentation of events and programs of other agencies of the Ministry of Culture.


Specializing in visual arts, the library of the SPD has about four thousand titles of books and periodicals in the fields of art, museology, architecture and urbanism, design, photography, plus a collection of CDs, DVDs and instructional videos and documentaries. The space is open to researchers for local consultation. The clientele is predominantly made ​​up of students and teachers, especially those using the documentation as a source for school papers, monographs, dissertations and theses. Free entry and the central location facilitate public access.


Hours of Operation: Tuesdays to Fridays from 10am to 7pm; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10am to 4pm. Free entry.

Phones: (41) 3222-5172 (41) 3323-5337


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Address: Rua Desembargador Westphalen, 16, Curitiba, Parana, Brasil

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