The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo

 

in short

The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC) was created in February 1990 with the aim of giving the local community an institution for the research, conservation and promotion of contemporary art. Later the centre began to acquire the first works in its permanent collection of contemporary art.
Monasterio de la Cartuja
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The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo

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The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC) was created in February 1990 with the aim of giving the local community an institution for the research, conservation and promotion of contemporary art. Later the centre began to acquire the first works in its permanent collection of contemporary art.

In 1997 the Cartuja Monastery became the centre's headquarters, a move which was to prove decisive in the evolution of the institution. The CAAC, an autonomous organisation dependent on the Andalusian Government (Junta de Andalucía), took over the collections of the former Conjunto Monumental de la Cartuja (Cartuja Monument Centre) and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla (Contemporary Art Museum of Seville).

From the outset, one of the main aims of the centre has been to develop a programme of activities attempting to promote the study of contemporary international artistic creation in all its facets. Temporary exhibitions, seminars, workshops, concerts, meetings, recitals, film cycles and lectures have been the communication tools used to fulfil this aim.

The centre's programme of cultural activities is complemented by a visit to the monastery itself, which houses an important part of our artistic and archaeological heritage, a product of our long history.


Monastery of Cartuja
The Monasterio de la Cartuja (the Carthusian Monastery) was founded in the year 1400 by Archbishop Gonzalo de Mena and when Seville was chosen to hold the Universal Exhibition of 1992, the Monastery was restored for use as a cultural centre.
The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC) was created in February 1990 with the aim of giving the local community an institution for the research, conservation and promotion of contemporary art. Later the centre began to acquire the first works in its permanent collection of contemporary art.
In 1997 the Cartuja Monastery became the centre's headquarters, a move which was to prove decisive in the evolution of the institution. The CAAC, an autonomous organisation dependent on the Andalusian Government (Junta de Andalucía), took over the collections of the former Conjunto Monumental de la Cartuja (Cartuja Monument Centre) and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla (Contemporary Art Museum of Seville).
From the outset, one of the main aims of the centre has been to develop a programme of activities attempting to promote the study of contemporary international artistic creation in all its facets. Temporary exhibitions, seminars, workshops, concerts, meetings, recitals, film cycles and lectures have been the communication tools used to fulfil this aim.
The centre's programme of cultural activities is complemented by a visit to the monastery itself, which houses an important part of our artistic and archaeological heritage, a product of our long history.
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Monastery of Cartuja
Avda. Américo Vespucio, 2
41092 Seville
Spain
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Opening Times

Sun
10:00 - 15:00
Mon
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Tue
10:00 - 20:00
Wed
10:00 - 20:00
Thu
10:00 - 20:00
Fri
10:00 - 20:00
Sat
11:00 - 20:00
1 April to 30 September
Tuesdays to Fridays 10:00 to 21:00
Saturdays 11:00 to 21:00
Sundays 10:00 to 15:00
Closed on Mondays

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