Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney

3.9
#8 of 32 in Museums in Sydney
Dedicated solely to exhibiting, interpreting, and collecting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia features spacious galleries, public spaces, and a series of site-specific artists' commissions. The museum is housed in the Art Deco-style building that once housed the Maritime Services Board, located on the western edge of Circular Quay. Overlooking the world-famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the museum hosts frequent cultural events and traveling exhibitions of some of the world's most prominent artists. Recent popular shows have included retrospectives of works by Annie Leibovitz and Yoko Ono. Add Museum of Contemporary Art Australia to your Sydney travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sydney trip generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
    nearest station is circular quay.. there is the gift shop downstairs which sells quite interesting sydney-exclusive and books too. there were a number of exhibitions going on at the point of visit. fr...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Great way to spend a hot summers day. Easy and convenient location with good art on display. Really enjoyed the contemporary Aboriginal art section particularly Kevin Gilbert's prints. Lovely work, lo...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This one is conveniently located and easily accessible by public transport. It has good art on display and also offers excellent views from its cafe on the 4 th floor. One can easily spend 2-3 hours h...  more »
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  • It was a delight to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art. I remained in awe in front of many of the products of art. Their representation in so diverse ways blew my mind, and I felt liberated from a world of constraints. I would have spent much more time in each and every hall, but I decided to leave when my cell phone battery got down to 15%. I will definitely go back to continue and finish my visit from one universe to another. The staff is very knowledgeable, all youngsters willing to share the most exciting details about the art they are protecting with humbleness and joy in their hearts. Blessings and wish you all a wonderful experience at this 'out of our world' encounter with one artist at a time!
  • Definitely one of the best contemporary art museums I've been too! For me, I either love it or hate it. This was amazing! What really bought meaning and quality to the art was the fantastic free tour of the art. It happens three times per day. I was really impressed with the knowledge of the volunteer and the involvement that she encouraged from her audience. Excellent!!!
  • Great little modern art museum which has different exhibits all the time. They have different themes so every time I return I get a new experience out of it. Also check out their rooftop bar/cafe. It has an amazing view of the city :)
  • Provocative collection of art. Great food. Eclectic gift shop. Stunning location. Inspired architecture
  • Great stuff to look around. Customer service excellent and restroom provided are high quality. So many kids program during school holiday. Make sure check schedule beforehand.

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