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, 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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  • The Museum's floor on three levels, must love and understand contemporary art to appreciate it, because the collection may seem quite waterproof.
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  • As someone has already written, the first wednesday of every month is free. I was here just one time and I was not thrilled. There's much more better museums in the center of this town.  more »
  • Within this structure, there are various areas one of which still left me speechless and with a strong reflection on the war. The canvas was that relating to the Bosnian war.
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  • we arrived here in the rain. upon entering the building there was large tables filled with a buffet and various beverages - obviously for an event, not for us. we slipped through the poeple, climbed some stairs, and saw a small Dalmatian exhibition, which was interesting but small - not the whole building. The actual gallery was large, open, concrete, liminal. I'm not sure if we were really there. I spend 25 minutes watching a goat. The museum shop was good and cheap, I got a nice postcard Would perhaps go again, if it wasn't a dream.
  • Amazing place, must see, inspiring, educational, motivating. Just go and have a look for yourself, Its better...
  • Large museum that is sparsely populated by art installations and also rarely visited by the public. A few temporary photography exhibitions caught our attention. Another highlight of the museum is a multi story slide which functions as an exit at no extra charge. For taller and heavier people, watch your limbs when going down the slide as I skinned my knee and elbow. Otherwise a fun experience.
  • A great museum with quite meaningful pieces of modern art.
  • All what concrete and glass can offer you at moderate price but very spacy corridors
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