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Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

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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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  • Like all contemporary art, many exhibited works in need of explanation. In the Museum, a pleasant atmosphere and the buffet. You can read many books about contemporary art for free.  more »
  • I popped along to the museum not realising that it was in a temporary venue until the new one was completed (I think it's some time in March 2017). The venue was small but had an interesting exhibitio...  more »
  • Great location, nicely curated projects, three floors and free of charge with international artists. This place should been checked everything when visiting Warsaw  more »
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  • Not worth coming here these days. I could not understand such kind of art. Raised unpleasant feelings. Found just one interesting piece of art which was "hidden" under the the staircase. From the positive side, I liked it had coffee shop inside; free wifi and free entrance.
  • The museum of Modern Art of Warszawa offers an unique and amazing space to discover the emotions of the thinkers of the current century.
  • At the moment this actually is an interim solution as the museum has been moved from much larger premises to very small ones until the city municipality builds the actual museum building, to be completed around 2020. If you go, make sure you get the tourguide as without it much of the exposition is unintelligible. 3 stars if seen without the guide, 5 with guide. Loved the guide's commentary on contemporary Polish politics.
  • Cool exhibition. Museum still under construction.
  • Disappointing... So modern, it feels kind of pointless. Seems like most of this stuff was put together in the your local universities Marxism 101 module