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Museum of Contemporary Art

140 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
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Ranked #87 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved this art gallery! It's just the right balance between pretentious annoying art and really excellent exhibitions. Even better, it's free!

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The MCA in Sydney has been tastefully extended and always has great work in it. The Biennale was on and there was some thought provoking art on display. A video installation was fantastic. Take one of the 45 min tours-really brings the permanent collection alive. And the setting by the water is splendid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I liked everything! They have a range of works worth visiting. We were there during the biennale of Sydney so it was even more special than usual. The aboriginal art was especially interesting. The cafe on the fourth floor has a great view of the harbor. Good place for a snack if not for a complete meal. The location makes... More

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

There were things I loved and things I hated, but that's art, isn't it! I liked, but didn't understand, the multi-coloured floor painted in stripes in the first gallery you enter, the floor being the piece on display. There was just one other piece in that huge room, a 3D conical shape in the same colours painted round and round... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The museum has a great location along the Circular Quay in Sydney. There is no admission charge except for special exhibits. The one they were showing when we were there was a Yoko Ono exhibit. We didn't see that but wandered through the regular part of the museum. One caveat, my wife and I are very fond of contemporary art,... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

more all about artist’s opinions of the treatment of the Aboriginal people. I didn’t really like it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This fantastic contemporary museum of art features many modern exhibitions from their own collection to eminent guest exhibitions which are always thrilling,challenging and fun. Entry is free except for guest exhibitions. A great space to visit for a short while or a long while, what ever you're in the mood for. Check your bags into concierge & enjoy your contemporary... More

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

If you want to wander around a museum I would say pop into the Museum of Contemporary Art. It is right off Circular Quay and it has some pretty cool exhibits. You can go in for free but if you want to see the special exhibit you will need to pay. They also do not allow large backpacks so you... More

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Barneveld, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I visited it today, I decided not to visit the temp exposition around Yoko One (costing 20 AUD) the rest of the museum is free It's really Contemporary, which is typically twofold, some foreward thinkers making strange and nice things, and some items absolute worthwhile even looking at. There is a lot of video, I liked the one with the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This place has, indeed, contemporary off-the-wall, avant garde, wild and crazy stuff, some of it good. We went for the Yoko Ono exhibit "War is Over!" I think we enjoyed it, but I'm not so sure we understood it. This is a nice facility, worth a visit if you're in the area and it's free unless you pay extra for... More

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