Museum of Contemporary Art
Juan Ponce de León Avenue at Roberto H. Todd Avenue
Santurce, San Juan County, Puerto Rico
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The Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art, often abbreviated to MAC, is a contemporary art museum in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The museum was founded by artists and sponsors of the civil society and was officially instituted on October 8, 1984 as a non-profit organization.
In 1988, the University of the Sacred Heart granted the museum a provisional home free of charge at the Magdalena Sofía Barat building. After 15 years, the museum officially petitioned the government to grant them the Labra Historical Building in Santurce. On October 20, 2002, the museum and Governor Sila Calderón signed a contract granting the museum the rights for the building.
Today, the museum's collection consists of art from the mid-20th century to today from artists in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
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