As its name suggests, this art gallery and museum is dedicated to the medium of photography, with work by some of the art’s greatest living practitioners displayed in a series of whitewashed, spacious exhibition rooms. There is also usually a temporary show on at the Andalusian Centre of Photography, so it’s well worth stopping by and seeing what’s on.
Founded in 1987, MECA is a dynamic organisation and gallery that is dedicated to “improving the foundations of contemporary artistic culture”. To this end, it arranges exhibitions by leading national and international contemporary artists, as well as workshops, art fairs and conferences. Its Almeria gallery is in the city centre, but MECA has also arranged art events in countries such as Japan and Brazil.
11 Calle Navarro Darax, Almeria, Spain, +34 620 93 85 15
If you want to find out what Almeria’s most innovative up-and-coming artists are up to, head to the Jover Gallery in the city centre. The specialism here is work by local talent “without exclusions”, so you can see an eclectic mix of styles and mediums at Jover’s temporary exhibitions. It lacks a real web presence, so drop by or call up to see what’s on display when you’re visiting Almeria.
13 Calle Regocijos, Almeria, Spain, +34 639 77 50 65
Located up the road from the Doña Pakyta collection, just off the leafy Avenida Federico García Lorca, is the Argar Gallery. Though one of the smaller spaces featured here, it is well worth a visit, showcasing as it does work by leading contemporary artists from Almeria and beyond. Again, it doesn’t have a great online presence, so stop in or call up for information about exhibits.
9 Calle General Tamayo, Almeria, Spain, +34 950 25 55 20