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Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei 台北當代藝術館

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4 219 Reviews

Friday: 10:00 – 18:00

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei is located in a historic Japanese-era building once used as Chenggong Elementary School. After Taiwan's retrocession, the building housed the Taipei City Hall. When City Hall moved to Xinyi District in 1994, the building was turned into an art museum. The museum was officially renamed in 2000 as the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei. Free audio guide service and group tours are available.

Information

Themes
Art and Cultural Centers Family Activities 101 Highlights
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-25523721
FAX
+886-2-25593874
Address
No. 39, Chang-an W. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
Monday: Off day
Tuesday: 10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Lost and found
  • Broadcast Service
  • Locker

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Zhongshan

Review

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4.0 219 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 2 Terrible
  2. 13 Poor
  3. 41 Average
  4. 80 Very good
  5. 83 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 31 Families
  2. 43 Couples
  3. 76 Solo
  4. 3 Business
  5. 40 Friends
  • Mika L

    Bacolod, Filipinas

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Well-curated, interesting building layout

    2019-03

    We visited during their 'scary stories we tell ourselves' series. An interesting mix of art, stories, and installations from a wide array of artists and their interpretations. There are scannable barcode guides in each room for samsung users (bring your own earphones). Toilets were sparse but clean. The playroom for children was designed beautifully. It costs 50TWD to enter. There are lockers for bags/things bigger than A4. Very interesting place to visit. Glad to see Taipei nurturing their artists. Stairs abound and uneven surfaces. Not sure if there were elevators for people with mobility issues.
  • haileythegolden

    Canada

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Very Busy

    2019-02

    Went during the week of lunar new year. The museum was so busy it was difficult to see most displays. People were pushing and blocking sight of the exhibits. Lots of historical pottery and art sculptures
  • Still49

    Dunedin, New Zealand

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    small on international standard.

    2018-11

    Entry fee of $50, you also need to check your back packs $10 for the locker but was refunded automatically, The exhibition we saw was art from the aboriginal people of Taiwan, quite a cross section of works, plus one amazing piece by New Zealand artist Lisa Reihana which was 25 metres long the pursuit of Venus, which has been shown at the Venice Biennale. I maybe a little bias being a New Zealanders. The gallery has a nice feel but is small on international standard.
  • Nemesisvv

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Nice relaxing display

    2018-12

    There are plenty of exhibitions you can spend hours looking at. Chill qnd relax without stress. I watch the scrolling artwork for almost an hour go by.
  • Bluesphynx

    Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Intriguing

    2019-01

    Went on the morning of New Year's Eve but was told by staff at entrance that there was a power failure and they weren't sure when it would be restored. We tried our luck after lunch at a nearby hotpot restaurant and it was open. The exhibition was on on indigenous art and culture, imaginatively presented with installations depicting adapted costumes in the modern day, one on the female identity and its evolution and others showcasing the intimate connection between time-enduring habits like smoking and its connection to the natural world, the tree. The weaving motif is apparent from its traditional origins in tribal life and now, in contemporary art. Use of wood can be compared with its basic function as spears and modern sculpuring into shapes celebrating Nature and the sources of life (gods, spirits, land, the sea, water). The evolution of the lives of the indigenous tribes in Taiwan and its gradual modernization is told by video presentations of their rituals and practices. Modern dance presentations also demonstrate this evolution. There are only 2 floors and you need to go up through the last exhibition room on the ground floor, rather elusive and it's the only route but the staff are kindly and helpful with directions. The ground floor also has a couple of rooms dedicated to to the depiction of life as routine, unremarkable and ordinary as you look through windows, doorways, benches, office settings. Much room for thought and reflection on the meaning of life. There's a gift shop and before entry you need to use coin lockets (refundable) to put in large bags, water or other stuff you don't need immediately. Well-organised place and there was an encouraging number of visitors.

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