Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

3.9
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Dedicated solely to exhibiting, interpreting, and collecting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world, Museum of Contemporary Art features spacious galleries, public spaces, and a series of site-specific artists' commissions. The museum is housed in the Art Deco-style building that once housed the Maritime Services Board, located on the western edge of Circular Quay. Overlooking the world-famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the museum hosts frequent cultural events and traveling exhibitions of some of the world's most prominent artists. Recent popular shows have included retrospectives of works by Annie Leibovitz and Yoko Ono. Use our Sydney visit app to visit Museum of Contemporary Art on your trip to Sydney, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Great building in a great location but I was unimpressed with it as a museum. Like many contemporary art museums, the exhibition (currently Nirin for the biennale) was very sparse, sometimes just one....  more »
  • The MCA is a great gallery, my favourite in Sydney but unfortunately, like most institutions it has been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic and has had to reduce its offerings as a result. The...  more »
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  • Well if you have time to kill and are not particularly interested in getting burnt by the sun at a beach. This place is perfect. They have a few free art exhibits that you can check out and if ur lucky you make get to attend a workshop too. There was an artist who was showing us how to make paper boats when I went which was his was of paying his respect to immigrants from Vietnam who never made it to Australian shores
  • Very good gallery to visit for free admissions. Nicely air conditioned and has multiple layers to view in the building. Nicely located and easy to access, highly recommend if you're looking to enjoy some Australian culture and fill you day.

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