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Modern Art Oxford, Oxford

3.3
#7 of 13 in Museums in Oxford
Modern Art Oxford is a leading UK contemporary art space with an international reputation for inspirational and innovative programmes. The gallery is located in central Oxford and provides free entry for all.

We have an eclectic shop which holds a wide range of gifts, jewellery and cards, as well as a selection of art books, artists editions, exhibition catalogues and contemporary craft and design.

Our cafe is a hidden lunchtime treasure which is currently being hosted by The Handle Bar Cafe and Kitchen.
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  • Called into this modern art gallery and found it to be very small. There were no displays to look at, just two different films being shown in separate areas. Didn’t try the cafe so can’t comment on th...  more »
  • Exhibition: 4/5 Very interesting work by a very interesting artist. Some pieces were less interesting than others. Location: 5/5 In central Oxford, perfect for popping in while in town Staff: 5/5 Very...  more »
  • I don't claim to be well-versed in modern art but it does interest me and I was looking forward to spending a good part of my day in Oxford at MAO. Sadly, I spend at most 30 minutes there as it appear...  more »
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  • Cafe in the lobby is really nice for some coffee, chilling and working. The pastries are also good! Not exactly a place to go if you're looking for individual desks - it's more like sitting on picnic benches. Only giving a 4 stars as the opening hours are fairly short. Otherwise the shop next to the cafe has some interesting books on not just modern art but photography too.
  • Always worth keeping tabs on the shows here. Good specialist art books. Good cafe.
  • Free entry and quiet exhibition space that could rival some of London’s. Well worth a visit, the shop is teeny tiny selling a eclectic range of greetings cards, jewellery, books, and kids stuff. Coffee shop welcoming also
  • A great gallery space, really friendly and helpful staff, and an amazing collection. Great for little ones too as our 28 month old would attest to.
  • It's an interesting gallery of modern art but I don't understand it much
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