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Museum of Contemporary Art

Address: 140 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
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Ranked #83 of 266 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to the MOCA yesterday to visit the Chuck Close exhibition, fascinating a very pleasant couple of hours, followed by a good lunch in the upstairs cafe which was excellent, highly reccomended.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Surprisingly uninspiring collection on display currently. Much of the work is derivative and superficial. Feels more like a student show. There are much better galleries in Sydney. We didn't see the Chuck Close.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Sydney's MoCA museum is much like its contemporaries in other cities we've visited - sometimes a bit hit and miss with the exhibits - but still great to visit and look around for a while. There is plenty to see, as well a shop and a café - one tip here is that it gets very busy as it has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My experience might be slightly biased because I went primarily for the Chuck Close exhibit, which I believe is temporary and ticketed (the rest of the museum is free). The Chuck Close exhibit was so awesome, and I really enjoyed learning about the process involved in his work. I would rate this exhibition alone 5/5. The rest of the museum,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

There was absolutely nothing in here that caught my attention or interested me. I felt the work was uninspiring, lacked consistency and there was relatively little information about each piece or the artist. All I can say is thank goodness it was free. There is a cafe on the top floor which looks out at the Opera House and Harbour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I visited this museum in order to catch a major retrospective of Chuck Close's work, process and collaborations. While the Chuck Close show was amazing (if pricey: $20 a person), the museum itself was more of a platform for its restaurants and shops than the other way around. Fortunately, if you are not interested in the temporary show, this museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We spent a couple of hours here this summer and like the art pieces displayed here. The free guided tour is very informative and highly recommended. Some of the art pieces also give you a different perspective on the Australian history. It is only 5 minutes walk from the Circular Quay which you could reach by the free shuttle service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Loved it. Thought-provoking art. No entry fee (donations). Great view of Sydney from the top floor. Don't think it is for everyone though (overheard a few snyde remarks from other visitors)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Fabulous displays. Well worth spending some time here, especially for those particulalry interested. The Museum is well signed and laid out

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A very nice museum with a great collection of contemporary pieces. Would highly recommend to any art students. Even if you don't enjoy art go right to the top to the sculpture terrace (which strangely has only one sculpture) and grab a coffee. The view up there is insane! And it's a pretty nice cafe. Could of sat there for... More 

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