Celebrating 18 years of the iconic MUSAC



April 1st marked the 18th anniversary of MUSAC, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla y León, designed by renowned architects Emilio Tuñón and Luis Moreno Mansilla. Since its inauguration in 2005, MUSAC has been the cultural benchmark in León and one of the most visited museums in the Castilla y León region.

The architectural proposal of Tuñón y Mansilla is based on the concept of growth by repetition, which results in a series of modular pieces that make up a total area of 3,400 m². Although the different sections of the building can be clearly seen from the outside, inside, the use of white concrete and large open spaces give a homogeneous feeling to the unit.

Its façade is made up of more than 3,000 colored glasses that are inspired by the stained glass window of “El Halconero” from the 13th century, located in the Cathedral of León. This characteristic gives the building a unique and vibrant identity that has become a symbol of the city and a point of reference in contemporary architecture.

During these 18 years, MUSAC has been home to a wide range of exhibitions and cultural events, promoting local and international artists and fostering creativity and dialogue in the community. The combination of avant-garde architectural design and an innovative curatorial approach has led MUSAC to be recognized not only in Spain, but also worldwide.


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