The construction of the building that holds the MAC started in 1926 and was inaugurated in 1928. The museum created in 1970 in Curitiba, since 1974 occupies that address. It consists of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and other manifestations of Brazilian artists, specially from Parana.
The "Salão Paranaense", a traditional art exhibition event, was officially established in 1944, and it is sponsored by the MAC since 1970, providing a major review and reflection on the contemporary Brazilian art. This year it is in its 63rd edition.