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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 #86 of 293 attractions in Sydney
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Take an hour out of your Circular Quay sightseeing and pop into the MCA. And why not? It's free and if you visit the 4th floor cafe, you'll be rewarded with great views of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Yeah, the cafe's food is a bit pricey and the art may not be to everyone's taste, but it's... More

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Redwood City, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The MCA collection reinforces my belief that contemporary art is generally awful. About 80% of the collection appears to exhibit no skill or imagination. The current special exhibit by Tabaimo is moderately interesting, although it still made me wonder why I had wasted the time viewing the whole length of the animations in an attempt to find meaning. In the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Dragged my husband here on a cold day in Sydney - he agreed because it was free but actually admitted he enjoyed it! Interesting and thought provoking exhibits in a nice building. Loved the colored clock calendar and the light reflecting strips .

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I had lunch here on a weekday and the view was the best part of the experience. It was an outdoor cafe on the 4th floor, but sheltered so good in all weather. Great photo opportunities of the Harbour, including the Bridge and the Opera House. The food was good, perhaps a little overpriced but still affordable. We arrived just... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Fantastic (almost) Art Deco building situated in the most picturesque Sydney Harbor settings. Recently renovated - snazzy. ... Good, but overpriced roof top cafe. ART? > That's what it's all about after all... I would describe it as a total lack of representation of real talent of this country in favor of well established names who are so jaded by... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The price was right (free) so we checked this place out. Unfortunately, two floors were closed, so not a whole lot to see. On the whole, some interesting stuff, both modern art (visual and cinema) as well as aboriginal. No more than an hour of your time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Large spaces with modern art as well as when we were there Aboriginal art. A good cafe with decent food and in an easy walk from the Quay.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

didnt really like or dislike this place just wanted to go and see what was on show was a nice place to go and see

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Bowral, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten at MCA multiple times and have yet to experience anything other than a wonderful and enjoyable experience. The bouillabaisse is great although the crab the last time was probably lacking in substance. However to offset that the manager was simply great; the dessert was sublime and the price very reasonable. And who can ever complain about the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Museum of Contemporary Art is one of my favourite cultural spaces in Sydney. I try to get there every time I'm in Sydney, and no matter what exhibition is showing, it's always well curated and exhibited, thought-provoking and satisfying. The gallery staff are helpful, friendly and engaging, happy to spend the time discussing and explaining the art. The shop... More

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