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Museum of Contemporary Arts, Taipei
(3.7/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Attend contemporary art shows and admire the historic architecture of Museum of Contemporary Arts. Built in 1921, the building served as an elementary school, then the local town hall, before becoming a museum in 2001. Although completely different in purpose and construction from the art it displays, the historical architectural style adds to the ambiance surrounding the contemporary exhibits. See various collections of works by internationally and locally recognized artists in the building, which was built in the Taiwanese colonial style during Japanese colonization. Make Museum of Contemporary Arts part of your personalized Taipei itinerary using our Taipei tourist route planner.
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  • 常常舉辦一些各式各樣展覽,離捷運中山站跟京站也很近,逛完藝術館還可以在附近吃飯,有時候沒事就可以進去看看,很多展覽是不用錢的. 
  • It is cutting edge no doubt. The space itself is strangely laid out since it is in an old building, but the exhibits and displays were avant garde. The audio guide that is included in the price does a...  more »
  • 在捷運中山站和台北車站(淡水線出口)之間,交通很方便,建築物前身是台北市政府,現在館內和館外廣場不定時會展出具現代性的展覽,有些頗具話題性,值得一看。 
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  • Great exhibition space with interesting and thoughtfully designed ambiance for each room. Museum is not very large but perfect in size for showcasing 3 exhibitions concisely yet thoroughly unraveling an artist's narrative in the given context. Audio tour is available for rent (free) or you can download the tours on your phone with qr codes. Admission ticket is 50nt. Museum site is very informative and well updated. They also offer educational programs and lectures you can sign up for. In short, great choice for spending a fun morning or afternoon with much food for thought.
  • MoCA features different works of art of different people from different walks of life. When I was there, I was lucky enough to see works by Filipino and Chinese artists. The exhibit started with the Filipino's socio-political artworks (I hope I'm using the term right). Some of his works showed contrasts of places he's been to in some of his works (most probably the Philippines and Taiwan), and his other works showed scenarios representing his view of the Philippines. The Chinese artist presented a lot of water inspired artwork, showing calm at first, then a bit of violence like the sea during a storm. Both artists used different mediums, from the usual oil on canvass to vases and play of light. I'd love to say a lot more but I'm running out of words. If you visit, make sure you download or use their online audio library to have a better understanding of their exhibit -- something I failed to do right away, so I know I missed half of the learning.
  • I guess it greatly depends which exhibition they have. I went to one which was super colourful and which I liked a lot. It's small.
  • Museum works very avant-garde, but not very suitable for family and children. Should be considered before going.
  • I loved the exibition and the atmosphere. A bit small (1/2h to 1h to visit)