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“Whimsical but you can do better....”

Museum of Modern Art (Museum fur Moderne Kunst)
Ranked #36 of 435 things to do in Frankfurt
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main is one of the world’s most renowned museums of contemporary art. With its large-scale monographic exhibitions and its outstanding collection comprising over 5,000 works the MMK has been a center of attraction for local and international art lovers since its opening in 1991.
Bradenton, Florida
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“Whimsical but you can do better....”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

I have been to quite a few art and modern art galleries. I would say that the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt is about average. Like most modern galleries, there really aren't that many exhibits and you can do the place in an hour or so. Some of the art bored me, some was quite whimsical and some was interactive. However, if you've been to places like MOMA in New York, the Hirschorn in DC and many other modern art museums, this one is probably a bit less--but you would expect that given it's in Frankfurt and not in a city like Berlin or Paris. My feeling is that if you are nearby (such as visiting the Cathedral or Film Museum), stop by for a brief visit.

Visited October 2013
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“Franz West exhibit should not be missed”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

From the building to the exhibits this was a great art experience. Not a lot of english but not really necessary. Photography was allowed too. We have not stopped talking about the Franz West exhibit and the other permanent installations we found.

Visited September 2013
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Warsaw, Poland
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“Interesting place for fans of Andy Warhol”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

The museum exhibition is quite interesting because both the pernament collection and a contemporary exhibition are well arranged and contain a variety of art objects. Apart from paintings and sculptures I saw though-provoking and interactive installations, which were quite amusing. However, the most interesting museum pieces are Andy Warhol's paintings. Unfortunatelly the museum itself is rather small. After 90 minutes I finished my tour so it was a little disappointment (the ticket cost 10 EU). To sum up the museum is a good place for people vividly interested in modern art but it's overpriced.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Seth616
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Interesting but disappointing”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

The current exhibition is of the work of Franz West. As you walk into the exhibition space the introduction on the wall explains West's approach to art, particularly that art should be touched and used by its audience so that they are not just viewers, but users of the art, effectively creating their own interpretation of it. It goes on to say that a green hand sign indicates pieces that can be touched. The first room includes the green hand sign and you can touch and sit on the pieces on display. From then on you need to be careful. With the exception of one other exhibition room, nothing can be touched and couches which appear to be for sitting on to view the work are apparently also out of bounds. Staff followed us around making sure that we didn't touch anything or sit anywhere and we felt that this was both not in the spirit of the artist's intention for the work, but also very untrusting. I have to say that it spoilt the experience for us. Many of the works clearly need to be touched, chairs sat on, etc. for the work to be really appreciated and so this current exhibition is disappointing. The space itself is excellent and perhaps future exhibitions will be more welcoming and satisfying.

Visited September 2013
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“Funny Museum of Modern Art”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

The museum is modern, nice and funny. I recommend it for young people, who like modern art. I recommend to visit a woman toilette when i was there, there was a surprise :)

Visited November 2012
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