Some of the pieces in the MACBA Collection that have been with us for some time now have fresh meaning. On one wall of the square, Keith Haring reminds us that we already fought one pandemic, decades ago. The message continues to resonate strongly: together we can stop it. Tàpies’ Rinzen could be a symbol of resistance, a hospital bed that receives the visitor and reminds us that we have awoken, highlighting the need to take care of ourselves and take care of our social health. 

It is time to listen to the artists, those of the past and those of the present. Museums are more necessary than ever now. They are spaces in which to take shelter in times of uncertainty. Museums defend what we have built to date, at the same time as being a good place for collective dreams.  

The museums await you. We await you at the MACBA!


A safe space for all

What measures are being applied to ensure hygiene and safety, in accordance with the healthcare regulations in force?

  • We have reduced our capacity to ensure that social distancing can be observed. 

  • We have intensified cleaning and disinfection protocols in our facilities. 

  • We offer online ticket sales with time slots, to reduce queues and limit physical contact. 

  • There are signs indicating safe itineraries. 

  • We are providing dispensers with hand sanitizer gel at various points along your itinerary. 

  • We have installed disinfection mats at the entrance to the museum. 

  • We have added methacrylate panels at the visitor services desk. 

  • We have removed the information sheets and printed communication materials and made them easily downloadable (we would also like to remind you that our free app includes access to audioguides and information sheets on our permanent collection, “A Short Century: MACBA Collection” and the temporary exhibits). 

  • Only persons with reduced mobility will be able to use our lifts. 

  • We continue to provide accessibility resources on demand (more information is available at the visitor services desk). 

We would like to recommend that you purchase your ticket online, before coming. For your own health and that of those around you, we ask you to keep the following points in mind during your visit

  • Use your face mask. 
  • Respect the safe distance.
  • Follow the recommended itineraries. 
  • Try not to touch any surfaces. 
  • Wash your hands frequently (you will find hand sanitizer gel dispensers at various points along your route). 

We appreciate your cooperation, for your health and that of everyone. 


My work is my body, my body is my work.
Helena Almeida