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“Poor collection...trying too hard” 3 of 5 stars
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Museum of Contemporary Art
140 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61-2-9245-2400
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Poor collection...trying too hard”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Contemporary art is a touchy subject, but the collection here is not that exciting and of a poor standard. It's in a stunning part of the city and has a great cafe, but if you visit for the art you'll be disappointed.

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“Anish Kapoor exhibition at MCA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Great exhibition, easy to navigate, nice building, amazing venue on the harbour. They have free exhibitions too. Gallery is not massive but accessible size. Beautiful building too with a sympathetic extension.

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“Anish Kapoor exhibition great for his fans - otherwise save your $20”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We visited the Anish Kapoor exhibition on 10Feb'13, primarily because my partner is a huge fan of the artists work. The cost was $20 per person, whereas the rest of the Museum is free. If you are a die-hard fan of Kapoor's work then it will be a good value, otherwise save your $20 bucks and see the rest for free.
There are limited pieces in the Kapoor exhibit, and one of the most interesting is the documentary video showing how his works are created - which you can also get for free on the internet!
The other most interesting of Kapoor's works is the giant reflector piece called "Sky Mirror", which is outside on the front lawn of the Museum - also for free! (photo attached)
I did learn that Anish Kapoor is the same artist/architect behind that big silver Bean in Chicago.
THE BEST thing to do is to have lunch at the Museum's cafe on the top floor - it is reasonably priced from $10-20 per person and has amazing harbour views!

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“Well worth a visit whenever you are in Sydney”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This was our first visit to MCA since it was refurbished and we were most impressed. We only visited the standard exhibitions due to lack of time but thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We will go back again once the exhibitions change.

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“Anish Kapoor Exhibition was uplifting..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My first trip back since the MCA was refurbished. I didn't know Anish Kapoor was on until we got to Sydney. Great venue and great exhibition!

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