The Museum of Contemporary Art is an art museum in Bangkok, Thailand. It is privately owned by business executive Boonchai Bencharongkul, and was opened in 2012. The museum, one of the largest contemporary art museums in Asia, features an extensive collection of works by many famous Thai artists, including Thawan Duchanee, Hem Vejakorn, Chalermchai Kositpipat and Prateep Kochabua.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Mer Sue | Mar 2, 2018
Amazing museum. I could have spent all day here but I only got 2 hours (partially thanks to google having the wrong time - they actually close at 5 during the week). Another reviewer stated that there are a lot of boobs here and that is 100% true. But also a TON of amazing talent. Really cool surrealism, abstract and fantastical art. It was really quiet. I think due to having to take a taxi to get there. You can take the MTR part of the way but be warned getting a taxi out of there is tricky. The security will call one for you tho but you might need to wait a bit. Well worth the effort. Also 250 baht for adults now. Not free for non Thais!
Peter Gysegem | Feb 24, 2018
The Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is an out-of-the-way gem of an art museum. The displays and the layout of the museum are top-notch. When I was there, the art consisted primarily of paintings by Thai artists and I suspect that is the normal fare. On the top floor, however, was a display of European art of the 19th century and while very nicely presented, it felt out of place with the rest of the displays. I enjoyed myself and my friends also seemed pleased. I would like to return when they have new or different paintings or sculpture to see.
Howard Banwell | Jan 7, 2018
We have visited MOCA several times, and taken at least two visitors to Bangkok to see this delightful art museum. It has become one of my favourite buildings in the whole world, and I take my hat off to the architects who created the wonderful spaces, riveting lines and extraordinary ambience that greet the art lover at MOCA. Some of the art on display may prove impenetrable to a non-Thai, but much of it is full of interest and of outstanding quality. I particularly love the areas dedicated to contemporary Thai art, but there are a few excellent works by foreign artists too. If you are in Bangkok for a few days, and want to get away from the crowded temples or shopping malls, this is the place to come to lift your spirits and rejuvenate your energy. What a delight!
Hugo Giguere | Jan 19, 2018
So beautiful for art lover and a quiet heaven in the middle of Bangkok. Take BTS to Mo Chit then bus 29 but disembark after the pedestrian overpass. A bit further than what google map says, the walk back to the museum will be easier.
marian gordon | Feb 13, 2018
Fabulous museum, but you need to take Uber - it's the easiest way to get there. Worth the trip.
Riku Hyytiäinen | Apr 18, 2018
I am not a fan of art (especially not modern art) and was dragged along by my buddies, but nonetheless I found the exhibit quite interesting. An oasis of coolness thanks to the AC. It is a bit out of the way but we got there without any problems with a taxi. Getting back was easy since the staff helped us get a cab. Without the staff's help hitching a ride would have been a nightmare.
James Robinson | Apr 11, 2018
A great collection, fascinating, peaceful, showing extremes of contemporary Thai art from the vibrant and articulate to kitsch eroticism and a tiny but banal room of European tosh. Tough to get to (public transport to Mo Chit, then taxi - you'll need to direct your driver who has never heard of MOCA, so get your Google maps ready), but more than worth it for anyone remotely interested in art, and also a beautiful cool oasis. The cafe is naff but otherwise COME HERE!!
Eric Nichols | Apr 11, 2018
Amazing collection of art! Definitely worth the ride out. They have 5 floors so allow yourself a few hours. There are so many unique pieces, really happy I went
Camilla | Jun 25, 2018
Very nice architecture building & interior. Entrance fee is around 200Baht(not sure). Not crowded, compared to BACC. You can enjoy as much as you want. I remember some awesome chairs for watching the Pictures. Really wish Thai Wood makers Chair-Exhibition. I bet Thailand have many good wood makers!! ☺️
Amber J | Jul 22, 2018
Honestly one of the most enjoyable art museums I've been to. With a student ID it was 100 baht (and they give you a coupon for a free water). You cannot take bags or water bottles in with you, but they will hold your things at the front desk for free. There are five floors total. The museum isn't an overwhelming collection that is impossible to get through in one day; it's also not some small hour-walk gallery, pretending to be a museum. I think I spent three or four hours inside. I definitely recommend this place.
Gregor H | Jul 20, 2018
A bit out of the way between Chatuchak and DMK. Best to get here by taxi or, take BTS to Mo Chit (last stop), and taxi from there. The modern, well kept building and the lack of crowds make for an enjoyable experience. The benches and wooden furniture are almost as interesting as the art itself. Most art are paintings by contemporary Thai painters, so definitely something you won't find much at other museums. The somewhat unexpected part was that about 80% of the artwork, starting with the sculpture outside, features well endowed topless female figures or shapes clearly inspired by breasts. Even with all serious art appreciation, after a little while you can't help but notice...
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