The facade of this refurbished building from the 1950s has a colonial air, but inside is one of the most contemporary art museums in town. The name says it all: the aim of this museum is truly to be a laboratory, a place where artists let loose and engage in unbridled experimentation, collaboration, and learning. There is a space for contemporary, often experimental art, a display area for video and photographs, and a room where artists whose works are not displayed in
other museums and galleries can exhibit. These are not necessarily young artists, but those who have yet to become truly established. A cafeteria provides grub, and live music often livens up the place on Thursday and Friday nights.