MACEW Eduardo Westerdahl Museum of Contemporary Art
This museum is located in a building as magnificent as the treasures it houses, la Casa de la Real Aduana. Established in 1953 by a critic from the island, Eduardo Westerdahl, the creator of contemporary art museums in Spain, along with the architect José Luis Fernández del Amo, founder of the Spanish Contemporary Art Museum (now called Reina Sofia Museum). It was designed together with MACEW in 1952. Westerdahl relied on the support of his wife, Maud Bonneaud, and the painter Óscar Domínguez and the Swiss architect, Alberto Sartoris, to complete the construction.
There’s no better way to discover 20th century Canarian art especially from the surrealist movement and renowned artists from the 50s to the 80s including Juan Ismael, Óscar Domínguez, Karl Drerup, César Manrique, Manolo Millares, Will Faber, Pedro González y Carla Prina, to name just a few. As well as local artists, some other prestigious artists, such as Wolfgang Paalen, Angel Ferrant, Luc Peire or Eduardo Úrculo, have their work on display here.
Address; C/ Las Lonjas, s/n. Casa de La Aduana (1st Floor)
Telephone: 922 381 490
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00-16.00. Friday 10.00-16.00 and 17.30-19.30.