Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

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Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
MOCA BANGKOK has been purposely built to showcase and exhibit the exceptional works of art collected over the past three decades by Boonchai Bencharongkul, whose passion for art runs deep. The museum is also intended as a tangible sign ofappreciation for the many great favours bestowed upon the Thai people by our beloved monarch, King Rama IX, and is dedicated to the honour of Professor Silpa Bhirasri, the “Father of Contemporary Art” in Thailand. MOCA BANGKOK displays works of art inspired by traditional Thai modes of expression alongside art that has been influenced by the introduction of Western artistic styles and techniques. Some 800 works selected from Boonchai Bencharongkul’s private collection are exhibited in the 20,000 square metres of well – lit white space. These artworks stand as a statement of Thai creativity, beliefs, and thought processes. They also place for the first time on permanent display, a large quantity of what can be considered the best works of Thai art-a te
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joeonn
Puchong, Malaysia152 contributions
Dec 2019
The museum is impressive overall with various breathtaking exhibits of oil paintings and sculptures. Entry ticket costs 180 baht for the general public and 80 baht for students so please remember to bring your student card. If you have a stayover longer than 2 or 3 hours at Don Mueang Airport, don't hesitate to take Grab Bike to visit this museum. Travel time from the airport terminal to this museum is roughly 20 minutes.
Written February 23, 2020
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Audragon007
Chiang Mai, Thailand46 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
A short taxi ride from Chatuchat markets is MOCA. I travelled to Mo Chit by BTS to the markets first, then MOCA in the afternoon. The modern building is wonderful and contains a stunning collection of contemporary art, statues, masks, carvings and sculptures spread over 5 well lit and organised floors. Huge Thai paintings and galleries of minor European/Western art make for an inspiring visit. Well worth the couple of hours wandering the galleries. It also has a lovely cafe. B250:adults B150:children/students but over 60’s are free, which is a very nice gesture. The best gallery I have visited in Thailand, but does have a strange semi or naked female gender bias.
Written December 6, 2020
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piaojiaxi11
Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico77 contributions
Jan 2020
This contemporary art museum was a breath of fresh air. I really enjoyed the first two exhibits with the emphasis on Thai-inspired/related artwork. There were also exhibits which were less related to Thailand on the upper floors.
The only downside to this museum is that it's a bit far away from other places you may want to visit. I would only recommend this if you are really interested in art or if you have a lot of time to kill on traveling across the city.
Written February 18, 2020
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Dmv19k
Singapore, Singapore87 contributions
Jan 2022
I try to visit art galleries and museums in every country I visit, so this was no exception. I was blown away with the art the minute you walk through the front entrance. Most of the work will have you staring at it for longer than a glance. The second floor has a great collection of traditional ramayana masks and shadow puppets. I thought it was a nice touch that even the benches in the galleries were all works of art as well. Overall, the works are all very impressive that I know have at least 3 thai artists on my favourites list. I wish I had more time to view each piece of work but I had to rush. You can easily view everything within 2 hours though.

the only con was that the gallery shop could use a little more products. Most galleries I visit will have a wide collection of art cards or postcards of the works on show. A way for people to take home a work of art on a budget, the shop had very little selection.
Written January 6, 2022
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sully465
Toronto, Canada31 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Good modern art venue. Child friendly. As in any modern art museum, expect many questions.

Museum also hosted an installation related to preserving seeds and how to grow native plants, which was very informative for children.
Written February 16, 2020
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Mark S
65 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
The collection in this museum is amazing. If you are a fan of surrealist, this place will inspire you.

Very impressive. Especially for thailand. Never would have happened without Boonchai Bencharongkul, the founder of DTac. Government would not help. No vision. He stepped up. Mostly his personal collection. Most notable is the work of the surrealist master Prateep Kochabua. Two large rooms devoted to his work. The highlight for me. Though there were many other great paintings and sculptures. It opened my eyes to the level of talent hidden in Thailand.
Written January 16, 2020
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Perry B
Hong Kong, China2,334 contributions
Jan 2020
This was a great MOMA like Museum and I was surprised to find it smack bang in the middle of Bangkok. An excellent collection of both THai and international art works. Well worth spending an afternoon here!
Written February 21, 2020
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Ogy Kovachev
Sofia, Bulgaria1,324 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Final touch and our BKK trip is almost over. We took the train and headed towards the museum for some extraordinary exhibition in place. Great pieces of art and creative touch.

Go there and enjoy ♥️
Written November 9, 2020
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Lanrada Tarin (Nicky)
Bangkok, Thailand71 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
MOCA Bangkok.

Open-Close:
- Tuesday - Friday (10.00-17.00)
- Saturday - Sunday (11.00-18.00)
  # Closed on Mondays.

Museum admission fees:
1. Price 250 baht for adults.
2. Price 100 baht. For students (secondary education and must show student card)
3. No entrance fee:
- Children under 13 (must be accompanied by parent or guardian)
- Priest of all religions
- Adults 60 years and over
- Disabled
- Guide

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How to get here! (MOCA Bangkok)
🚗Personal Car
From Vibhavadi-Rangsit Rd. heading north, turn left at Wat Samien Naree, then turn right driving along railway passing one traffic light. MOCA is on your left
🚞 Electric Train
> BTS - Take "Mo Chit" exit then transit to public transportation
> MRT - Take "Paholyotin" exit then transit to public transportation
🚌 Bus
No. 29, 52, 69, 134, 187, 191, 504, 510, 555

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Car Park:
> Tuesday - Friday : Parking is first come, first serve.
> Saturday - Sunday : Can park at Benchachinda Building 1 nearby.
Written November 4, 2019
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Andre Vltchek
Nagoya, Japan16 contributions
Jun 2014 • Business
MOCA is definitely not '798' in Beijing. It is pop, it is kitsch, and it is privately owned, exhibiting mostly the mainstream and 'approved' art.

It is non-political in the country where everything now seems to be related to politics. It is decorative: typical form over substance.

It is not easy to get there by public transportation. The stuff is unfriendly. So if you do not have too much time and want to see at least one major culture/art centre in Bangkok, go to BACC instead.

For those who are interested in seeing how commercialism destroyed the culture (in Thailand, but also in other places like Indonesia), MOCA is the must see.
Written August 19, 2014
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