Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rabat

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Follow the evolution of Moroccan art from the early 20th century to date at Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art, the first museum in the country devoted entirely to modern and contemporary art. A permanent collection has numerous photographs, paintings, etchings, sculptures, mixed-media pieces, and installations as well as temporary exhibitions that feature prominent European modernists. Opened in 2014, this three-level building with stylized traditional Moroccan-Moorish motifs also features a large garden with some sculptures. Use our Rabat journey maker app to visit Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art on your trip to Rabat, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I love a good museum, but couldn’t get into the display here. Modern art is not my thing, but I can “appreciate” all types of art. I wouldn’t put it on the itinerary unless you are really into art.....  more »
  • Got a chance to visit this wonderful museum in Rabat from Casablanca. The staff was very helpful and the exhibits were intriguing for myself and my two young kids. We had such a great time and...  more »
  • I was expecting to pay something like 70 dirham but during 2 months the museum is free. It was very interesting. I enjoyed more the ground floor which is more the history than the upper floor which...  more »
  • A pleasant surprise this art gallery in the heart of Rabat. It was the best I went to in the country. Friendly staff and great collection created by Moroccans which helps you to have a broader understanding of life in this country. The pieces are incredible and I hope many of the artists make their way into western collections to get the provenance they deserve
  • Big space, some interesting exhibitions when I visited, especially ones of three major Moroccan primitivist artists. Kind of lazily curated with lots of places where pictures just seem to have disappeared with the labels remaining, or big scars on the walls. But overall its a nice place with a pleasant cafe and a shop.
  • A calm, well organized and clean museum, with a ground floor a basement and a first floor, they have a gift shop and a coffee shop in the ground floor and galleries may change from time to time, if you're a Moroccan you can get free access every Friday and if you're a Moroccan student you can get free access Fridays and Wednesdays, I really recommend this place.
  • A well organized place. Everyone is nice and helpful, starting with the security guy at the entrance to the receptionist. The way they exhibit paintings is so professional, for the lighting doesn't interfere with the natural colors of paintings, hence, you see them as they really are. They show paintings from a variety of art schools (Impressionism, Abstract, Modernism, and Postmodernism, to name a few). Wear comfy shoes if you're willing to go through all paintings, as it will take you more than 3 hrs, but the experience itself is life-changing. I highly recommend this place.
  • Superb museum, interesting shows and great permanent collection. In the heart of the city, a pleasant sensorial and artistic experience.

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