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Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei 台北當代藝術館

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4 242 Reviews

Sunday:10:00 - 18:00

4.4

18.9k

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  • English
  • Japanese
  • Mobile Device Recharging Station
  • Accessibility
  • Gender
  • Convenient Payment
  • WiFi
  • Breastfeeding

Introduction

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
Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers Northern Taiwan
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

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Taipei Main Station

BL Bannan Line Shandao Temple

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Shuanglian

G Songshan-Xindian Line Beimen

Review

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Traveler rating

  1. 3 Terrible
  2. 15 Poor
  3. 44 Average
  4. 92 Very good
  5. 88 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 31 Families
  2. 48 Couples
  3. 83 Solo
  4. 3 Business
  5. 41 Friends
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    MOCA is a surprise packet

    2020-10

    The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Taipei (MOCA) is housed in a building dating from the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). It was later the headquarters of the Taipei City Government. Contemporary art often involves installations and paintings that may seem odd.
  • LukeUK_12

    Manchester, United Kingdom

    Beautiful place

    2020-01

    First off, the building in itself is a fantastic place to visit. I found the collection interesting and surprising, especially the exhibit on Hong Kong activism (back in January, when the tension was high). Inside, the space is large and it feels very natural to make your way through the different exhibits. I also received a free piece of cake in the lovely café!
  • oftheplanet

    The building is more attractive than the exhibition

    2020-10

    Not too much to see and maybe it is "contemporary art," I've no talent to appreciate it. The internal decoration is kinda of shabby and advised to be repaired. I would like to say the entire architecture and this historical building is more attractive than the exhibitions. This building is very lateral symmetry and the bricks are very pretty. If standing in front of this museum, the weather is good, it really makes your day! Spending one hour for the building appreciation, for the exhibition, I'll say, just take a quick glance.
  • 619je

    Keysborough, Australia

    New art in old skin

    2020-08

    The Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA), Taipei fills a gap in Taipei's artistic offering. It's more contemporary than modern. The Museum has a number of intallations, varying from time to time. The building dates from the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). Following Retrocession, it housed the Tapei City Goverment. It later housed MOCA. There are free audio guides and group tours. MOCA is closed on Monday. Best access is by MRT, Zhongshan Station, Red or Green Lines
  • CdnLovesTravel787

    Vancouver, Canada

    Museum a massive disappointment

    2020-02

    MOCA building was built by the Japanese in 1921 during their rule from 1895 to 1945. It was later designated as a historical building and reopened as MOCA in 2001. The building features Corinthian columns at the front. There is always a theme at this gallery, and this time it was nihilism which means total rejection of established laws and institutions; the belief that life is meaningless: an exhibition of nihilistic art- a complete oxymoron. In the past the museum featured fabulous sculptures and artists from around the world and I always enjoyed coming here. This time the exhibit was extremely depressing and diametrically opposite to my own view of life. I was so happy to leave. Most of the rooms you entered, had black fabric for doors which you pushed aside to get in. Inside the little rooms there was a bench for you to sit and watch a seemingly meaningless video. Some rooms had earphones to explain things but I wasn’t interested as the images were not interesting at all. It seemed to me that all exhibits were a cheap way to pretend about something that really wasn't there nor meaningful. I remember 6 years ago how great it was to feature famous artists from around the world. I felt as if I had wasted my entire time that day, looking to find the museum first, then spending what time I had there. The only interesting thing was the video of the history of MOCA ground level.

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