Málaga’s Contemporary Art Museum – or, “CAC Málaga” – is a 20,000 sq ft (6000 square meter) multi-use space, with about ⅓ of its size given over to art exhibits and ⅔ to conferences and cultural events. It is located in the former Málaga Wholesale Market, a historic building designed in 1927 by Luis Gutiérrez Soto. Built in 1939, the building has a two-story, triangular floor plan, defined by cubic spaces and straight lines.
The museum has a permanent collection comprised of approximately 400 works, many of which are on loan to the museum from private collectors for anywhere between 3-5 years’ time. Though the permanent collection is constantly evolving, the CAC Málaga is particularly notable for its collection of mid-20th century works by modern artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Frank Stella. The museum also hosts a regular program of temporary exhibitions dedicated to up-and-coming Spanish artists, as well as guest lectures, courses, and workshops for all ages.
The CAC Málaga is located the Soho de Málaga neighborhood, on the banks of the (normally dry) Guadalmedina river. The modern art museum is housed in the former wholesale market building, which has a vast warehouse space of some 7,875 sq ft (2,400 square meters) in addition to the exhibition space. There is also a cafe/bar/restaurant with an outdoor terrace on the ground floor.