Musée Mohammed VI d'Art Moderne et Contemporain
Rabat, Morocco

This contemporary art museum in the center of the capital city opened in 2014, the first major museum to open in Morocco since independence in 1956. The main entrance, on Avenue Moulay Hassan is flanked on both sides by landscaping with space for outdoor exhibitions. These spaces flow into larger spaces on Ave. Allal Ben Abdellah and Rue Ben Ghazi. These three facades also feature porticoes with stacked arcades. The rear facade on rue Tissa abuts the sidewalk, and the portico is replaced by two sets of embedded arches. The facade is bright white, with a blue cornice above the portico.


The facility, includes underground parking, an auditorium, workshops, gift shops, and maintenance facilities. The first floor (rez de chaussee) includes the main hall, 2,558 square meters for visiting exhibitions, a bookstore, classrooms, a restaurant, and other facilities. The second floor (1ere etage) contains 4,921 square meters for permanent exhibitions, the mediatheque (media library), administration, and other facilities. 


More than 200 Moroccan artists are featured in the collection, including Hassan Hajjaj, Safaa Erruas, Younes Rahmoun, Batoul Shimi, Mounir Fatmi, Lamia Naji, Abbes Saladi, Mohamed Sarghini, Meriem Meziane, Mohamed Hamri, Tayeb Lahlou, and Ahmed Yacoubi.(Masaye 2014)



SOURCES: 


Masaye. 2014. “A Look Inside Morocco’s First Contemporary Art Museum.” OkayAfrica. October 14, 2014. https://www.okayafrica.com/morocco-first-contemporary-art-museum-mohammed-vi-museum-for-modern-and-contemporary-art/. Archived at https://perma.cc/PLL3-U96V.


Morocco to Open First Major Museum since 1956." Al Arabiya News. N.p., 22 Aug. 2014. Web. 24 Aug. 2014. http://english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/art-and-culture/2014/08/22/Morocco-to-open-first-major-museum-since-1956-.html.


"Musée National Des Arts Contemporains – Rabat – Maroc." Musée National Des Arts Contemporains – Rabat – Maroc. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Aug. 2014. http://apculture.fr/musee-national-des-arts-contemporains-rabat-maroc/.


"Musée National Des Arts Contemporains." Ministère De L’Equipement, Du Transport Et De La Logistique. N.p., July 2013. Web. 24 Aug. 2014. http://www.mtpnet.gov.ma/Maitrise-d-ouvrage/Grands-Projets/Pages/Musee-National-Arts-Contemporains-RABAT.aspx.

Location
Intersection of Avenue Moulay El Hassan and Avenue Allal Ben Abdallah, Rabat, Morocco
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Construction 2004-2014
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22,350 m²
Variant Names
Musée Mohammed VI d'Art Moderne et Contemporain
متحف محمدمتحف محمد السادس للفن الحديث و المعاصر
Alternate
mat'haf muhammad al-sadis li al-fann al-hadith wa al-mua’sir
Transliterated
Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
Translated
Musée National des Arts Contemporains
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Building Usages
exhibition hall
public/cultural
gallery
public/cultural
museum
public/cultural
training center
educational
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glass
cement
concrete
chrome
Keywords
contemporary architecture