King Mohammed VI of Morocco inaugurated the first Moroccan National Museum of art on October 14th, 2014 in Rabat. Mohammed VI Musée National d’Art Moderne et Contemporaine is the first major museum to be built in Morocco since it gained independence from France over 50 years ago. A visit to this new museum in Rabat is a must when visiting the Imperial Cities of Morocco and is essential as part of a Rabat historical and cultural tour.
The Mohammed VI Museum of Modern & Contemrpoary Art is located in Morocco’s Imperial City of Rabat. This new national museum in Morocco will offer a complete overview of the country’s art history from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. It is the first museum of its kind in Morocco to bridge the past and present. The museum will also serve as host for many international exhvitions ranging from Goya to Giacometti and Picasso.
The first exhbition to be held at the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern & Contemrpoary Art will cull together 100 Years of Moroccan Art. Titled “1914–2014: 100 Years of Creation” 150 artists will be reprsented showcasing a multimedia exhbition of paintings, sculpture and photography. The majorty of the pieces featured will become part of the musuem’s collection.
The Mohammed VI Museum of Modern & Contemrpoary Art consists of three-levels and covers a total of 22,350 square meters. It will house a combination of a vast permanent collection, temporary exhibits, a multimedia library, an auditorium, an education center, and a multimedia library along with a café. The museum was under construction for ten years.
Mohamed Rachdi was named the curator of The Mohammed VI Museum of Modern & Contemrpoary Art in 2011 and responsible for developing the museum’s mission.The architecture was inspirired by Morocco’s rich Andalusian architecture and has arches and lines reflective of this. The museums conceptional architect is Karim Chakor and took a decade to build with a cost in the range of 20 million USD.
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