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Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Neighbourhood: Les Savoises
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Address: rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 10, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
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+41 22 320 61 22
11:00 - 18:00
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Home to a diverse international collection of modern art.

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An institution for modern art well known around! Not to be missed!

Whether you like or not the exhibits, do not miss this amazing museum on 4 large floors. You can easily spend 1 to 2 hours there. Papers explaining the works and the artists in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 April 2016
Geneva, Switzerland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This was pretentious rubbish, partly because of the nonsense written by the artists, partly because it just doesn't work. You can take a heating unit off a wall, put it on the floor and say you are "breaking" my ideas of "reality", but I don't agree. They looked like real heating units to me. Nor did the three people with... More 

Thank William D
Treviso, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is a beautiful and huge place, the problem is the paintings and pieces of Art that you will find inside. Awful. I visited a lot of museums in my life and this museum did not leave me anything. The first floor is terrible, the second is a little bit better and the "flat of... More 

Thank olivehoover
Cairo, Egypt
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Well the Museum consists of 3 floors 1st one i find some columns on the ground , 2nd floor there was nothing at all, 3rd floor also nothing and a small Cinema.. !

Thank Sherif S
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This museum is linked to the Photography Museum and shows cutting edge contemporary art. The space is vast and industrial looking. There's no coffee shop inside, but there are bistros on the same street nearby. Highly recommended.

Thank Susan D
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

To be honest I have to admit I'm not a big fan of art museums but I can definitely enjoy a good one when I see one. This one isn't. The exhibitions are usually pretty lame and in the end there isn't much to see.

Thank Marco D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We have absolutely enjoyed the modern art at the Tate in London. Well, this is NOT London! This is the most depressing art exhibit in the most depressing building with some of the most pompous staff I have ever encountered. Art can be dark, but it can also be fun and light. This is a seriously unbalanced exhibit. I don't... More 

Thank Julie B
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Whether you like or not the exhibits, do not miss this amazing museum on 4 large floors. You can easily spend 1 to 2 hours there. Papers explaining the works and the artists in both French AND English can be taken at the entrance of all parts of the exhibitions. Entrance fee is cheap for all what you can see... More 

Thank incahueca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

The space is fascinating as it used to be a former industrial unit. Some of the installations sit beautifully with this architecture. The art here is well curated and presented. You have to journey through every room to see everything that's on offer. The pieces are eclectic, thought provoking and intelligently displayed. The staff are well informed and the free... More 

Thank Darren N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

This gallery is so diverse. There is something for everyone here. I spent many hours here and was warmly welcomed.

Thank Vanessa N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Housed in a post-industrial building, the MAMCO offers spacious rooms filled with a very diverse collection of contemporary art, both Swiss and international. Humorous and ironic, political and purely visual, the paintings and objects astonish, please and startle. Good for lonely pensive visit, a couple's evening out, a family outing or a school class. First-rate in an unpretentious way.

Thank MarcinBerlin

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