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Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
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The Museum of Contemporary Art is a contemporary art museum located on Dubrovnik Avenue in Zagreb, Croatia. It is the biggest and most modern museum in the country.The museum traces its origins from the City Gallery of Contemporary Art which was established in 1954. The gallery was located at the Kulmer Palace in the Upper Town area and also housed the Center for Photography, Film and Television and a museum library. Due to lack of space the museum never had a permanent display.In 1998, a decision was made to move the museum to a brand new building on the corner of Dubrovnik and Većeslav Holjevac avenues in Novi Zagreb district. A competition for the building's design was held, and architect Igor Franić's design was chosen out of 85 entries submitted. The cornerstone for the new building was laid in November 2003, and the new museum finally opened on 11 December 2009, after six years of construction which was beset with several delays. Originally planned to cost around 200 million HRK, the cost eventually amounted to 450 million HRK (around 84 million US$), invested in equal parts by the Ministry of Culture and the City of Zagreb.The building has a total area of 14,600 m2, out of which 3,500 m2 is reserved for the permanent display and around 1,500 m2 is designated for occasional exhibitions. The building also houses a library, a multimedia hall, a bookstore, cafe and a restaurant.
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  • Muzej suvremene umjetnosti shortened to MSU, an acronym for the whole, as suited to large exhibition spaces for contemporary art in major cities. In the pipeline as a project since the late ' 90 in an era not terribly happy and "safe" for a State that illusion that it has begun its own independence, but that still had a lot to resolve civil rights and respect for minorities also ethnically speaking. Opened only in 2009, in Novi Zagreb, the MSU represents a quantum leap for the whole city and for the conquest of rights because, whether we like it or not, art is thought and thought is culture what makes people more aware and free. Not bad the permanent exhibition, but even more remarkable event rotation quality as rich and unwearied temporary sculptures by Vojin Bakić, Edo Murtić or expressionist artists. Sometimes bold installations such as a video with white mice that run back and forth are likely to distract the passer or the inhabitant of the area from their thoughts. What's the harm?
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  • The museum is pretty expansive. The collection is huge. We spent around 3 hours walking about. The collection is a bit dark at times but overall really interesting. There are English translations for ...  more »
  • Really interesting and eye catching exhibition over two levels. The building it is housed in is also very interesting. I wish I knew more about these artists but certainly enjoyed the exhibition. 
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  • Contemporary Art museum is the first art institution on the other side of the river Sava. It has very interesting exibits and the slide is a fun way to exit the building. Recommend giving it a try if your like contemporary art!
  • It's a great place The art curation is good The staff is good Did you know their are room where you can sleep ;), they are confi
  • The building is fascinating but for my taste, the information to the exhibits is not sufficient. There should be mor info about the art itself and not in which time frame it was created and which gallery or museum was opened at the same time. Also the cashier at the ticket office was bored and not very welcoming.
  • Great exhibits and totally worth visiting. Especially for the double-helix slide exit!
  • permanent exhibition okay, guest exhibitions allways fgood, activities int he museum to recommend