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Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

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2.4/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie is a museum in Warsaw, Poland. It was established in 2005.Until the construction of its new museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw carries out its program activities in a temporary premises at ul. Pańska 3. The Director of the museum since June 6, 2007 has been Joanna Mytkowska.The construction of the new museumIn 2006, an international architectural competition for the design of the museum was announced. The competition was won in February 2007 by Swiss architect Christian Kerez. It was chosen from 109 designs.The building of about 30,000 square meters was to be completed from 2012-2016 on the northern side of Parade Square beside Marszałkowska Street (previously occupied by a marketplace).In April, 2008 the President of Warsaw, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz and Christian Kerez signed a contract for the design of the museum. In summer 2008, Warsaw authorities decided to change the functional program and project of the inside of the building, and as a result, the project had undergone significant change, and design work had to be significantly extended. The final concept of the building was to have been presented in the summer of 2010. However, in May 2012, the City terminated the contract with Christian Kerez.At the same time it was decided that for the next three years the temporary location for the museum would be in Pańska Street, off the nearby main thoroughfare Emilii Plater.Current plans are to open the new custom-built museum in 2019.Plans for the museumThe museum will present the achievements and changes in Polish art of the twentieth and twenty-first century in an international context, create an art collection, present significant phenomena in the field of visual arts, film, theater and music, as well as support exceptionally talented artists.
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  • Unfortunately, I am very disappointed in what I saw there. I expected something interesting, what you can "hang the eye"-nothing found. A total waste of time. Two pros for the fact that although as a museum not checks, this is a great place for people who want to silence. The other cool device in the building. ;)
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  • Great location, nicely curated projects, three floors and free of charge with international artists. This place should been checked everything when visiting Warsaw 
  • Depending on what time is on display, the Gallery is more or less interesting. Cool is the fact that it is free from the entry after the Guide.
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  • Great institution, exhibitions and staff. Just about closing at this location. Unfortunately.
  • A really interesting gallery, in a simplistic building. I exhibitions we saw were good, and the cafe was also good. It's a minimal gallery, don't expect mind blowing pieces of work, but do expect some good regional talent on display.
  • Brilliant current exhibition Bread & Roses - Artists & the Class Divide : the economic paradoxes of the art world. (On till early May 2016 I think)
  • Up-and-coming space for modern art. A relatively young institution in Poland, housed in a temporary building, that nonetheless seems to perfectly match its purpose. Lots of space and exhibits laid out in various corners, with plenty of space to explore. Pretty much all you would expect from a modern art museum. All exhibits have attached information about the stories and artists behind them - both in Polish and English. The exhibitions aren't currently particularly overwhelming. Seemingly have a common theme, but it's difficult to see it walking around the floors. Still has a long way to go before reaching the class of, say, the Guggenheim.
  • Great exhibition and architecture
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