The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, the largest publicly funded cultural project since Croatian independence in 1991, has finally opened its doors on December 11th 2009.
A new building, designed by Croatian architect Igor Franic, has been created to house the museum, which holds collections of Croatian and foreign works from the 1950s to the present.
Despite the delay and budget cuts that accompanied building construction, the new museum is extensive, covering a total area of 15,000 sq. m.
The museum will house works by all major modern artists in Croatia, from the recently deceased sculptor Dusan Dzamonja to painters like Vjenceslav Richter, photographer Vlasta Delimar and alternative performance artist Tom Gotovac. Apart from the permanent collection, it will also feature guest exhibitions by renowned international artists.