CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art

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CAPC Contemporary Art Museum in Bordeaux, France.

A nationally celebrated museum of contemporary art is dedicated to connecting art and artists with the community. It is familiarly known as CAPC museum.

Establishment of Museum of contemporary art

CAPC is a centre of contemporary visual arts. The contemporary art museum was created in 1973 and installed in 1974. In 1984, the young art centre quickly became noticed by the international scene, became the Museum of contemporary art of the Bordeaux city. The museum was formally opened on 17 May 1984.

The museum building was housed in a former warehouse for colonial goods such as sugar, coffee, cocoa, cotton, spices and oils. It is built of brick, stone and wood in a style inspired by Italian architecture. By 1974, CAPC had moved into the warehouse.

Museum’s interior designs

The famous designer Andrée Putman renovated the interior of the museum. The Café Putnam, named after the decorator, has a minimalist decor of metal, concrete and natural materials such as teak and wicker. The building has a terrace.

Transformation of museum of contemporary art

During the 1980s, the museum put on many exhibitions and events, also arranged exhibitions in California, Spain and then throughout Europe. In 1990, the CAPC Museum and the arc in a dream architecture centre occupied the entire warehouse. So, the museum of contemporary art was reopened after renovations in June 1990.

Honour of the museum

The museum has steadily added its collection, with assistance from the state. In 2003, the museum was designated a National Museum of France. The wonderful architecture of the museum attracts people with magnificence. From then, CAPC museum presents permanent exhibitions from its gathering and organizes large temporary exhibitions on specific themes. A fantastic museum to visit in Bordeaux as it is unique in its special exhibitions held frequently. Do not miss to visit the museum of contemporary art!