MAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo

MAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo

MAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo
3.5
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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  • Bellas Artes • 2 min walk
  • Plaza de Armas • 8 min walk
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles159 reviews
Excellent
38
Very good
67
Average
35
Poor
13
Terrible
6

Summerasalifestyle
Malibu, CA3,559 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Contemporary arts museum—
Beautiful and historical building next to fine arts museum.
Lotsa of graffiti (not part of the exhibit!). I enjoyed both art inside as well as graffiti.
Way too small and less than 30 minutes. Free admission.
Written December 5, 2021
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Steven T
Seattle, WA2,359 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
This museum is connected to the museum of fine art. You can easily see both museums in the same visit. I found this museum to be better than the museum of fine art, however, you may have a different experience. Both museums are housed in breathtakingly beautiful buildings. Admission is free for both museums. Both museums offer free tours. The grounds outside the contemporary art museum are a beautiful area to relax after visiting both museums. Remember that museums in Santiago are closed on Mondays.
Written September 2, 2019
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Gregory C
Dublin, Ireland587 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
The Contemporary Arts Museum exhibition was of paintings by Chilean Tito Calderon whose work is marked by the political repression of the dictatorship years of Pinochet. These were unsettling and disturbing works. Accompanying this was an exhibition called ‘Artists for Democracy: Cecilia Vicuna’s Archive’ which focused on anti-dictatorship struggles. The most unusual exhibit was Antonio Becerro’s ‘They Found the Sky’ which consisted of a number of life-sized black dogs on cables stretching from in front of the museum through the foyer to an installation in one of the exhibition rooms. We have seen too many emaciated stray dogs throughout Chile and this exhibition claims to ‘rescue the image of the stray dog as a metaphor of the Chilean’. We spent a very enjoyable hour here and highly recommend it.
Written March 30, 2014
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sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark660 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
It's hard to write a review here, because so little of the MAC stands out in my memory. Maybe it just wasn't the most exciting exhibition during my visit. The main show was an artist's variations on multiple boxes attached to wires and motors in multiple configurations. There was an interactive room, maybe more geared towards kids. It's in the Parque Quinta Normal, so check it out if you are an art lover willing to take a chance. It's cheap, the staff are friendly, and if nothing else the building is kinda neat.
Written March 20, 2020
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Colin C
London, UK155 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This museum is pretty much the only one that charges an entrance fee on Sundays. We went in and there was only one poor exhibition which they had spread over two rooms. The other rooms were all closed - we asked about this and the receptionist did not even look embarrassed although he should have been. They had more guards than pieces of art. We basically just paid to get in and use the toilet. If you want contemporary art - go next door to the fine art museum, or the visual art museum (both free on sundays - although there is no fine art to be found). MAC is a scam, make sure you check what is on before you go.
Written March 17, 2014
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Sanford F
San Diego, CA191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
One of our three person party was in a wheel chair. The staff directed us around back where they provided elevator access. The also provided the three of us with complimentary admission. We did have to use a bit of pointing and signing to communicate, but it was not a problem. The staff was great. Inside, I found myself very taken with the work of Roberto Matta which is on display in this museum. I had never heard of him before, but am a fan now. The museum is great. Wide open spaces and not to big. An hour is enough for a casual observer like me. The only negative was that there was very little English signage. A must see in my view.
Written February 26, 2019
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mak782
australia33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Fabulous building and some good art to review. No charge to enter and well worth a visit. There is no coffee shop or souvenir shop which was a disappointment.
Written May 1, 2017
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MilesCF
Toulouse, France300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
Occupying the back of the Bellas Artes building, the MAC boasts a generous exhibition space for installations as well as a rather cosy little café, which serves a very good coffee. Like its siamese twin, it's free, so you can drift without problem from one to the other. There's a good permanent exhibition showing the genesis of the national style, mainly still lives and bucolic oils from the mid-19th to mid-20th century.
Written August 27, 2016
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Polley
Ashfield, Australia350 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
I felt there was not much going on, that two of the exhibits from next door should have been in here, maybe the funding does not happen here. Come on local artists, get cracking!
Written July 31, 2016
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Ben P
47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
As other reviewers have mentioned, this museum is attached to the Fine Arts Museum and entry is free! When we visited they had some pretty need exhibits; I am not an art buff or scholar by any means, but I enjoyed the contemporary pieces and found it to be a side of Chilean culture I had not yet seen. Many pieces with political themes. Definitely worth a look (after all, it's free!).
Written April 1, 2016
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