This museum, officially opened in 2011, is a center for making known and exhibiting national visual arts. Its collection includes over 1,400 works by over 300 national artists.
The exhibit invites visitors to enjoy photography, sculpture, engraving and other expressions of contemporary art.
Inspired on an active educational policy, guided tours, as well as workshops and recreational activities are organized for students and adults.
The building has six rooms that combine permanent and itinerant exhibitions, which involve a walkthrough of up to 45 minutes around some of the exhibits. For schoolchildren, it includes a practical activity at the end of the visit.
The Visual Arts Museum also has a modern laboratory for conservation tasks and restoration of works of art: easel painting, drawing, engraving, watercolor and photography, among others.
In April 2022, an alliance began between the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro Cultural Foundation, in order to create the MAVI UC Foundation and promote the Museum of Visual Arts (MAVI).
José Victorino Lastarria, 307, Santiago.