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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  • Wednesday free admission. We get the whole family. Museum rich in works of artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Impressive and important works. Essential exit with the giant slide
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  • If you love modern and intersting art you are going to love this place. On all of 3 floors of this really large building you can find many beautiful and thought provoking exbits from various artists.  more »
  • I visited to different museum with my friends over the past month and this is one of my favourites! The museum demonstrates history and politics in intriguing art pieces and I was amazed by them. Alth...  more »
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  • 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 35 min tram ride (nr 6) from the center of town. Not crowded at all, very modern building. Unfortunately the slide to exit was closed, possible due to rain. Contemporary art installations, with a focus on Croatian artists. Well worth the trip, great place.
  • If you're into Contemporary art, this is a great spot!! The traveling installment was really cool and really trippy, left us feeling really weird and amazed. The other "don't miss" was the exhibit of the abused women... Wow. That was very sad and emotional, but done so well. We spent about 2-3 hours here, including our visit to their cafe for coffee and snacks.
  • The museum is a nice piece of modern architecture, kind of like an exhibit in itself. However, it seems that after the construction (later decoration and organization) was done very poorly. The building is not functional as it should be, and orientation inside and around the building is poor. If you're coming with kids, a nice plus is a big two-story slide.
  • Large museum filled with art works that were trying to be way too abstract. In most cases the works were presented without any context and there was also no red line troughout the works. It seems as if the instalations were placed randomly without thinking. I would give this place 2 stars but there was a slide at the end if the exhibition which was mildly amusing.

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