Contemporary Art Museum of Macedonia

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View of the Contemporary Art Museum of Macedonia
Sculpture exhibition space in the museum

The Contemporary Art Museum of Macedonia (Macedonian: Музеј на современата уметност) is one of the largest and most complete national institution of the Republic of Macedonia. Located in the capital city of Skopje, the museum was founded in 1963 following the disastrous earthquake that hit the city. The building project was donated by the Polish Government.

Collection[edit]

The collection is made up of two segments; international and national. The international segment of the collections reflects the modern art from almost all parts of the world. The larger part of the collection marks the art movements of the 1950s, 1960's and 1970s, although it contains also around a hundred works of the early modern art. The older exhibits are mainly highlighted by works of Emil Filla, Fernand Léger, and André Masson. The works of the internationally well-known artists are of special importance, such as: Pablo Picasso, Hans Hartung, Victor Vasarely, Alexander Calder, Pierre Soulages, Alberto Burri, Christo, Robert Jacobsen, Etienne Hajdu, Zoltan Kemeny, Robert Adams, Emilio Vedova, Antoni Clavé, and Georg Baselitz.

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 42°00′14″N 21°25′58″E / 42.00389°N 21.43278°E / 42.00389; 21.43278