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Museum of Contemporary Art

Address: 140 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Ranked #101 of 618 things to do in Sydney
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Houston, Texas
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25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

From the moment we walked in the building the staff were amazing. Attentive, informed, willing, happy which translates to impeccable customer service and patron experience. Who said customer service is dead? MCA has it going on. Oh, the exhibit was unreal, go and see it.

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Tamworth, Australia
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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

A wonderful location and a beautiful place, its fully air condition and protects you from the heat or rain in Sydney. Inside there are many artwork, large displays and frames, enjoy the quite place and look at all the art. The theme are always changing, so always drop by for something fresh. Anyway there are things that is hard to... More 

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Malibu, California
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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

First couple floors are free. I like free. Special exhibit with Chuck Close art was $20. I liked the exhibit. Worth it. I like Museums and art...for fun and viewing. I seldom look for anything except...hey, that's cool. I saw cool stuff here. Easy in and out Shouldn't take more than 1-2 hours. I have a couple other museum reviews...

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Grand Island, New York
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24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Just came upon this museum while walking so decided to visit. Admission was free, exhibits were interesting, gift shop was reasonably priced with fabulous art books and miscellany. Wonderful way to spend an hour or so.

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Trinity Gardens
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Went to the Chuck Close Exhibition on Australia Day. It was a wonderful exhibition, well curated and accessibly presented. Took the guided tour at 11am and the volunteer guide was knowledgable and engaging throughout the whole tour. At the end of the tour she recommended we visit the cafe on the top floor for lunch, which we did - big... More 

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United States
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84 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Perfectly fine for a visit, but it won't leave you feeling like you were awe-inspired. Still, some interesting works exhibited, and hey, it's free to get in.

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Toronto, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Disappointed, not much to see. After visiting the best art museums all over the world i guess i have high standards. I don't think any of the art from the museum could make its way past australia.

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Wollongong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

At first, the MCA seems everything that the AGNSW is not - contemporary, experimental, zippy. It tips into these descriptors but stops just short of being 'dynamic'. It is as if the art needs to already sanctioned before it arrives. A pity really. There is potential for so much more.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 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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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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