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Designed by Catalan architect Francisco Roca i Simó, the Spanish Club of Rosario was proclaimed a National Heritage Site in 2004. Of particular worth are its façade, skylight and stained glass windows.

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Museum of Contemporary Art of Rosario (Spanish Acronym: MACRO)

This Museum is situated in what used to be a set of silos for storing grain, in the grounds of the old port of the early 20th century. Facing the river, it houses the most important collection of Contemporary Art in Argentina.

MACRO was conceived as a Museum that was to exhibit pieces which have helped set the foundations of Contemporary Art, as is the case with five engravings by Antonio Berni—which are part of the “Juanito Laguna” Series and received an award at the 1962 Venice Biennale—Lucio Fontana´s “Space Concept” (1951) and paintings that have won the Rosario Award, such as those by Juan del Prete and Raquel Forner, all of which pieces were part of the collection of the Juan B. Castagnino Museum of Fine Art. Additional contributions included works by artists from the Di Tella Institute and Rosario’s avant-garde movement of the 1960s.
Joining these ranks were pieces by authors who were at the forefront of artistic development in the 20th century: Raúl Lozza, Claudio Girola, Enio Iommi, Antonio Seguí, Luis Fernando Benedit, Marta Minujín, Clorindo Testa, Liliana Porter, Rogelio Polesello, Edgardo Giménez, Margarita Paksa, Pablo Suárez, Alfredo Hlito, Luis Felipe Noé and Kenneth Kemble. But the collection reflects, in greater scope and above all, the 1990s´scene. Finally, during 2005, works exemplifying the artistic movements of the Provinces of Tucumán, Córdoba, Buenos Aires and, afterwards, Mendoza were also added to the space.

Contact Info
Address: Bv. Oroño, next to the Paraná River.
Tel: + 54 (341) 480 4981/ 2.
E-mail: contacto@castagninomacro.org.ar.

Opening Hours
Thursdays to Tuesdays from 2 pm to 8 pm. Closed on Wednesdays. Guided tours every day for the general public at 6 pm (winter and summer).
Tours for schools: please make your booking on +54 (341) 480 4981/ 2 (from 2 pm onwards) or by e-mail at educacion@macromuseo.org.ar.

http://www.macromuseo.org.ar/

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