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Costa Rican Museum of Art opened exhibition showing its new acquisitions 2018-2021

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June 2, 2021 Museo de Arte Costarricense Consecutivo 123

The Museo de Arte Costarricense invites the public to visit its new exhibition Recovering and Reimagining: New Acquisitions 2018-2021, which opened its doors this June. The exhibition articulates a set of works of art that are incorporated into the national heritage, grouping them by artists and thematic cores.

  • Exhibition Recovering and Reimagining: New Acquisitions 2018-2021 is composed of 135 works by 23 artists.
  • The exhibition can be visited in the central nave and surrounding spaces of the MAC’s heritage building, located in La Sabana Metropolitan Park.

    San José, June 02, 2021. The Museo de Arte Costarricense (MAC) invites the public to visit its new exhibition Recovering and Reimagining: New Acquisitions 2018-2021, which opened its doors this June. The exhibition articulates a set of artworks that are incorporated into the national heritage, grouping them by artists and thematic cores.

Recovering and Reimagining is presented as a tour of works by multiple artists, through thematic axes such as politics and power, works by great masters, symbolic portraits, landscapes, erotica, and others. With this exhibition, the Museo de Arte Costarricense seeks to show the results of the important, and often invisible, technical and administrative work involved in the conservation and enrichment of the most important collection of visual arts in Costa Rica.

The exhibition is made up of 135 works in very diverse formats and techniques, by the artists: Adela Marín, Adrián Arguedas, Alberto Murillo, Ale Rambar, Alvaro Bracci, Álvaro Herrera, Ana Martén, Andrés Murillo, Ángela Pacheco, Antolín Chinchilla, Arturo Herrera, Cathy Giusti, Claudio Cardona, Emil Span, Enrique Echandi, Fausto Pacheco, Franz Spath, Grace Herrera, Javier Calvo, Jorge Gallardo, José Miguel Páez, José Miguel Rojas, José “Chepito” Ureña, Juan Portuguez, Leda Astorga, Leonel González, Luciano Goizueta, Luis Paulino Delgado, Luis Tenorio, Manuel Antonio Arroyo, Margarita Bertheau, Margarita Quesada, Mariano Prado, Miguel Hernández, Osvaldo Sequeira, Paul Antoine Baduel, Paulina Ortiz, Pedro Arrieta, Rafael “Rafa” Fernández, Rafael “Felo” García, Rafael Ottón Solís, Ricardo Ávila, Ricardo Ulloa Barrenechea, Roberto Lizano, Rodolfo Stanley, Rolando Garita, Ronald Porras, Rossella Matamoros, Sofía Rodríguez “Pájara Pinta”, Sonia Lines, Sussy Vargas and Ulises Rivera “Ulillo”.

Many of the pieces that make up the exhibition have entered through the figure of transfer between institutions, as a result of the project Gestión de Colecciones Estatales, by which the MAC, since 2018, seeks to order the public collections of visual arts. In this way, the institution recovers and values important works of state heritage. After numerous conditioning and improvements made to the works, by the MAC, it is possible, today, to appreciate them in better conditions, ensuring their enjoyment and conservation.

“The exhibition ‘Recover and Reimagine’ is an invitation to approach the institutional collection, which has been enriched and updated in recent years. Visitors will be able to rediscover pieces that remained with little or no public access, or works that allow us to renew and broaden the representation of artists and themes. The enrichment and professionalization of the management of the institutional collection is a task that allows us to reimagine the opportunities offered by visual arts collections in the construction of identities and as a reflection of the society that shapes and protects them,” commented Rafael Venegas Arias, curator and curator of the exhibition, responsible for the MAC’s State Collections Management project.

Your visit to the Costa Rican Museum of Art

The exhibition is available in the building of the old La Sabana Airport, located in the Metropolitan Park, today home to the Costa Rican Art Museum. Admission and parking for visitors are free; you can visit the MAC from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To reserve your ticket, call: 4060-2315, Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Costa Rican Museum of Art has sanitation and safety protocols for the prevention of COVID-19, so each visitor entering the facilities must comply with the disinfection guidelines and follow the instructions of the staff when touring the galleries.

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Reproduction – Communication Unit – MCJ / Consecutivo 123 / FEM / 02-06-2021

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