Museum of modern and contemporary art
Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka (HR) - MMSU
MMSU in Rijeka founded in 1948, in its long tradition offers a committed support to innovative ways of approaching, producing and presenting art. From its very beginning the Museum has been building reputation of one of the most prominent visual art institutions in Croatia, entrusted with presentation of Croatian artists at prestigious international art events such as: Venice Biennial 1962, 1997, 2007, 2010, Sao Paolo Biennial 1967, 2004 etc. From 1990 onwards, MMSU has been responsible for permanent management and presentation of Croatian artists at the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and Mediterranean.
The Museum rounds its programming around visual art education, parallel to different modes of exhibition concepts that address new discursive possibilities and transform it into a place of inspiration, idea exchange and active participation. Under the motto openness, creativity & engagement, together with artistic, cultural and community organizations, Museum furthers visual arts research, collaboration and exchange within the region and internationally, while aspiring to reach increasingly diverse audiences and to work in a close relationship with the community.
Museum’s collection offers a diverse range of artistic visions with over 8,000 artworks dated from the end of the 19th century to the present day. With over 20 exhibitions annually in two exhibition venues, MMSU aims to creatively approach the tradition of modernity and vivid reality of contemporary art to generate dynamic environment in which the general public will gain understanding and affinity for the art of today.