Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Bangkok
Categories: Art Museums, Museums
At Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), a privately owned gallery, see a well curated collection of artworks fusing traditional Thai art and modern art. The collection includes paintings and sculptures from both local and foreign artists representing several generations of Thai culture. Before browsing the gallery, take a moment to admire the artwork of the building itself. From a distance it appears to be hewn out of a single block of granite, with ornate openwork carvings adorning the facade. Plan to visit Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bangkok attractions using our Bangkok itinerary builder.
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I been to Bangkok many time didn't know have this beautiful museum in town omg is my first time when to Bangkok contemporary art museum .this museum not in central you need took taxi or uber there is ... read more »
The museum is very modern, well set out and has a very interesting collection of fine Thai art. It is a great place to spend a couple of hours respite from the noise and heat that is Bangkok. There is... read more »
Finding the place is indeed not an easy exercise as we even got lost with the GPS coordinates. So let's hope that the nearby BTS station will open soon as it's worth going there. Hugh, bright, clean, ... read more »
Although circumstances allowed me less than an hour in this lovely museum, I enjoyed it a lot and plan to come back soon with at least 3 hours to soak in both the thought-provoking art collections and atmosphere. only thing i miss is suitable music and some action-style arts seen in great museums abroad like MOMA. ps. anyone over 60 get in free! Cant wait until skytrain arrives near this great place in a few yrs!
So and so... I liked the 'zen' ambiance of the building and the architecture. There's not much guidance through the permanent exhibition and artefacts - I wish they had an audio guide or guided tour so things would become a little clearer. I liked certain pieces but it lacked any explanation so I felt a bit lost wandering about the place. Good thing they're very relaxed about taking pictures so you can do some online research later... Relatively easy to go to and fro - your closest BTS stop is Mo Chit and then a 10 minute taxi ride. Uber is probably a good thing to have when you're finished - the museum wasn't very frequented when I was there so taxis would be rare sight.
Juan Sebastián Beltrán
There are good and bad things about this place. It is insanely far, it is expensive for Thai standards and although there are lots of paintings, they tend to be repetitive since they have lots of art from the same authors. The building is amazing, the coffee shop is nice and affordable and there are some nice pieces of art. I wouldn't come back again, but it was not a bad experience overall.
Absolutely wonderful museum. The best in Bangkok imo. Excellent exhibitions. Great artists. Decently priced cafe. Nice souvenir shop with useful items and a friendly staff. Worth the admission. For those on a budget take the BTS to Mo Chit then catch one of 10 buses that will drop you off at the last intersection just south MOCA.
I went for my third visit to Bangkok's Museum of Contemporary Art. The building itself is a beautiful work of art. It is designed to look as if it is carved from a single block of granite. The museum uses natural light everywhere it can (even the walkway to the parking garage). The art displays are static and the permanent displays haven't rotated much during the 3 times I've visited. So, the good news is that you'll only need to visit once. Admission prices are 100 baht for students and 250 baht for adults. This museum will become a lot more popular when the airport BTS line is completed. As a bonus, you could also check out some of the awesome graffiti on the pylons from the previous attempt to build an airport train that are in front of MOCA (the art goes for miles). They lose one point on the rating for not rotating their permanent exhibits.
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