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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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  • We usually do indoor things like museums as a plan B for bad weather. Wee we were very pleasantly surprised by the Museum itself, the facilities are very modern. We saw a couple of exhibits which... 
    We usually do indoor things like museums as a plan B for bad weather. Wee we were very pleasantly surprised by the Museum itself, the facilities are very modern. We saw a couple of exhibits which...  more »
  • The building of this art museum in central Rabat in 2014 is part of the broader modernization drive of the new ruler Mohamed VI. It shows Morocco is not just about tradition and handicrafts, but also....  more
    The building of this art museum in central Rabat in 2014 is part of the broader modernization drive of the new ruler Mohamed VI. It shows Morocco is not just about tradition and handicrafts, but also....  more »
  • I missed the Cartier Bresson exhibit by a few months, but there was a very interesting African photography show. If you buy a ticket for 20 MAD here, you get free admission to the archaelogical... 
    I missed the Cartier Bresson exhibit by a few months, but there was a very interesting African photography show. If you buy a ticket for 20 MAD here, you get free admission to the archaelogical...  more »
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  • Museum was pretty good I like the outside statues better than I like the inside art. There were a few notable pieces there but mostly local work but not bad quality. I don't know how much it costs to get into the museum because my admission was free but I did enjoy the sculptures which I will post a few picture of. The museum was worth a 45-minute visit.
  • A must-visit for art lovers living in or visiting Morocco. COVID prevention protocals were strictly followed (a rarity in our observations in Morocco) including vaccine pass required for entry, temperature checks, and enforced mask-wearing. Multi-lingual staff made us feel very welcome and deepened our engagement with the works of art on display. Omar who greeted us at the welcome desk was especially helpful in preparing us for what we'd see in the temporary exhibitions, and helped us learn more about the permanent collection. On the occasion of our visit in January 2022 there were three exhibitions on display, all quite different from each other, but with many being photography-based (which we loved) from the collaborator artists Gérard Rancinan and Caroline Gaudriault; Henri Cartier-Bresson; and an assortment of African-based artists. The permanent collection of modern and contemporary Moroccan artists' work was in the process of being reinstalled, however the staff invited us to look through several beautifully-produced books featuring the collection so we'd have a better understanding of what to look forward to on a future visit. We'll be following the Museum's Instagram page (museemohammed6) to stay tuned for the next exhibitions; we're excited to return!
  • Interesting permanent exhibitions in particular. We were here for about an hour and a half enjoying the paintings in particular — allow a bit more time if you speak the local languages.
  • I love this museum. The permanent collection is a real “best of” Moroccan Modern art, and the temp exhibitions always super interesting. A must-visit.
  • It is a welcomed intro to Moroccan modern art. The entry fee is so low, anyone can go multiple times. It is just amazing that for once, art is accessible in a nice space. The art choices are not clear. Some artists are represented through multiples works and some are sadly missing.

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