Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

3.9
#7 of 54 in Museums in Sydney
Dedicated solely to exhibiting, interpreting, and collecting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world, Museum of Contemporary Art features spacious galleries, public spaces, and a series of site-specific artists' commissions. The museum is housed in the Art Deco-style building that once housed the Maritime Services Board, located on the western edge of Circular Quay. Overlooking the world-famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the museum hosts frequent cultural events and traveling exhibitions of some of the world's most prominent artists. Recent popular shows have included retrospectives of works by Annie Leibovitz and Yoko Ono. Use our Sydney visit app to visit Museum of Contemporary Art on your trip to Sydney, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This gentleman is considered one of the greatest photographers of our time. This exhibition is quite large with over 350 photographs. Books And monitors with video descriptions. It also has a movie ro...  more »
  • We sent about an hour here one night, wandering though the different floors of the museum. Some nice exhibits and paintings of Australian artists.  more »
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  • Well if you have time to kill and are not particularly interested in getting burnt by the sun at a beach. This place is perfect. They have a few free art exhibits that you can check out and if ur lucky you make get to attend a workshop too. There was an artist who was showing us how to make paper boats when I went which was his was of paying his respect to immigrants from Vietnam who never made it to Australian shores
  • Very good gallery to visit for free admissions. Nicely air conditioned and has multiple layers to view in the building. Nicely located and easy to access, highly recommend if you're looking to enjoy some Australian culture and fill you day.

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