Av. Constitución
Phone: 0058 24 3511 6981

Museo De Arte Contemporáneo De Maracay Mario Abreu

The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Maracay Mario Abreu is an institution specialising in the visual arts. Its collection holds examples of national and regional artistic production from the 1950s to the present.

Formed in 1966, the museum moved to its present location in La Ganadera on the 10th March 2005. Its main aims are to continue with its programmes of research, conservation, promotion, education and community participation while building on its inter-institutional relations and offering an excellent service to the community in general. Thus the museum intends to honour its commitment to being a contemporary cultural entity at the service of the community.

Permanent Collection

The permanent collection began with a nucleus of 17 paintings and 4 sculptures donated by the Institute of Culture and Fine Arts. It now includes Venezuelan contemporary art from the 1950s to the present day and is added to annually with works from the Salón Nacional de Arte Aragua as well as acquisitions and donations. Since 1993 the museum has entered into a programme for the recovery and evaluation of the artistic patrimony of Mario Abreu and has thus acquired a significant number of the artist’s paintings, drawings and magical objects.


The museum’s programme of exhibitions includes both individual and collective exhibitions of Venezuelan art, many of which have a strong link to historical, social, anthropological and geographical themes. The museum also hosts the annual Salón Nacional de Arte Aragua and the Regional Visual Arts Prize.

Opening hours

Mondays to Fridays 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:00

Tuesdays to Sundays 09:00 to 17:00

Getting there

Av. Constitución (entre Calle Carabobo y Av. Ayacucho)
Estado Aragua

Tel: (+58) 24 3511 6981 / 9617


The shops sells art objects, jewellery, postcards, catalogues, works of art, popular art, magazines, souvenirs, personalised pieces and much more. All products have been created by established artists and newer creators both regional and national. There are also publications on art available such as magazines and books as well as texts edited by the museum itself.
The museum shop is open Tuesdays to Sundays 09:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:00

Please do not touch the objects on display
No smoking
Please do not eat or drink in the museum
Do not carry objects such as umbrellas or large bags during the museum tour
Animals are not permitted in the museum
Members of the public who bother visitors or put at risk the safety of the collection will be removed from the museum
Please avoid loud noises
Flash photography is not permitted

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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News and events

MACMA’s programme of special events preserves, defends and promotes the human and universal values of other cultural movements such as theatre, dance, music and poetry.
Cine Club MACMA is an addition to this programme allowing participants to analyse and share their opinions on modern cinema, with the help of a critic who can give another focus to our usual perceptions of the visual arts.
Other special events include musical and theatrical presentations and concerts in the café.


As an alternative model of informal education, the museum has extended its educational, extended and community programmes to offer alternatives that are in line with national and local demands. The programme of educational activities includes:
Guided visits
Family Sundays
The museum goes to school
The museum in the community
Holiday plans
Drawing circle
Creative workshops

The programme of extended activities includes:
Activities for formation and reflection
Special events
Courses, workshops, forums and seminars
Cultural management course
Educational concerts
MACMA cinema club