MARe gathers over 120 artworks displayed across 1200 square meters, on five levels designed by Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates (YTAA). This new museum will showcase cutting-edge contemporary art, dating from 1965 up until today. MARe is the first private art museum to be opened in Romania in the past 80 years.
MARe is created by the MARe Foundation which was founded in 2015 and has since then organized a series of exhibitions in major museums in Bucharest (The National Museum of Art), Sibiu (Brukenthal Museum), Craiova (The Art Museum), Oradea (The Museum of the Cris County), and conferences throughout Romania.
The purpose of the MARe Foundation extends far beyond the visual arts and exhibitions; the museum holds a research library focused on mapping European curatorial and collecting practices in contemporary art, exploring how and where art is currently displayed. The MARe Foundation’s aim is to foster national and international partnerships and leverage the visibility of the arts in Romania through research, education and the launch of an extensive program of events that will take place at the museum in the years to come.