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Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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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I really enjoy the funkiness of contemporary art and Sydney did not let me down. I was pleased to just let myself in to this museum and make my way through its floors, experiencing a wide range of art... read more »
Beautiful building and a must if you make it to that part of Sydney Harbour. Great views from inside the building. I went to a Future Classic event there in the evening, good music but a young crowd. ... read more »
We really enjoyed our trip to the MCA there were lots of interesting exhibitions and interactive displays. It was great that it was free.
One of our favorite place in Sydney. Love how they are constantly evolving. I highly, highly recommend the guided tour. It's free and it gives you better appreciation of the art in context. Don't forget it's not a complete visit without going to level 5. You'll see
Definitely one of the best museums I've been to in Australia! Great vibe, friendly staff, and of course, an outstanding collection of arts! The cafe on Level 4 serves delicious food and drinks, and an open area facing the harbour bridge! The gift shop has a good range of books too! If you're in Sydney and into arts you don't wanna miss this!
The museum was nothing short from great and I wish I could say the same about mca cafe. The cafe had rude staff and was very Unhygienic, the waiter gave me a dirty glass so I went to change it, he pointed to the "clean" glasses and told me I could change it for another though they were still rather nasty, I then asked him politely if there were any other glasses besides the ones he had pointed too and he rudley answered "that's how our dishwasher cleans them and there isn't anything I can do about that." If your cafe is using dirty glasses and not following the Australian cafe hygiene regulations policy I'd like some further investigations and action taken. Besides that, my experience wasn't too bad.
Obviously there are good and not so good exhibitions, but overall is a classy establishment. Spectacular location.
Beautiful building and a must if you make it to that part of Sydney Harbour. Great views from inside the building. I went to a Future Classic event there in the evening, good music but a young crowd. Went back later as well to catch the works from the biennale. Lovely museum. Worth a walk through at the least.
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