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Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León

Here at Thinking Color we have a soft spot for colorful squares aligned in a grid. So when we heard about the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León we got quite excited.

       

The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in Leon, Spain is part of a unique collection of museums across the world that specializes in art only from the 21st century. With such a modern collection it is obvious that the building that houses the artwork should be just as modern.

                                                       

Inspired by the massive rose stained window of the local gothic cathedral, Santa Maria De Leon, the architecture firm of Luis M. Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón created a stunning example of avant garde architecture driven by bold color panels.  

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Since the museum opened in 2005 it has won several international awards. However, we are particularly fond of the way in which this museum of art resembles a gigantic color card!  

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