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MOCAK, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, opened to national acclaim in early 2011, and even the president of Poland was in attendance.
Such a grand opening was a hard act to follow, but the museum has succeeded in delivering on all its promises of providing a showcase for the best art of the past two decades. It boasts an impressive permanent collection, including works of international artists such as Tomasz Bajer, Edward Dwurnik, Kritof Kintera, Ragnar Kjartansson, Jarosław Kozłowski, Robert Kuśmirowski, Lars Laumann, Bartek Materka, Maria Stangret, Beat Streuli, Krzysztof Wodiczko. There are also regular temporary exhibitions, and the museum is home to Poland's only specialist conservation workshop for contemporary art.
Set alongside the exhibitions, next too and partly within the workshops at the former Schindler factory, are a library, bookshop and cafe.
Check out MOCAK's app, Cube, dedicated to exploring art in 3D (available in Google Play)
Editor & Krakow Local
A message from MOCAK
The MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow opened in May 2011. It is the first institution in Poland created from the ground up to be dedicated exclusively to contemporary art. The MOCAK Collection and Archive contain almost 4,000 works by Polish and foreign artists, including Marina Abramović, Mirosław Bałka, Stanisław Dróżdż, Edward Dwurnik, Krištof Kintera, Wilhelm Sasnal, Daniel Spoerri, and Krzysztof Wodiczko. As part of its educational activities, MOCAK organises meetings with artists, museum lessons and workshops catering to different age groups. The Museum also publishes books about art, history and literature, exhibition catalogues and an interdisciplinary cultural magazine MOCAK Forum.
Free entry to all exhibitions on Tuesdays.
Group discounts available.
I totally recommend MOCAK, must see when you in Cracow.
One of the highlights of our visit to Krakow. Visit the Schindler's Factory next door at the same time.
Great place to visit, top artists, interesting exhibitions, enjoyable cafe and library!
A fantastic museum - often has great exhibitions, but it has to be said that the building itself is more than often the real star of the show ! Right next to the Schindler Museum, so plenty to see if you make the trip south of the river.
New, modern, worth seeing for sure! always at least one good exhibition
My favourite museum in Krakow.
Excellent museum - not yet on the main tourist route but deserves to be visited.... particularly liked the Sasnal paintings.
I went here a couple of weeks ago and it was fantastic - far better than I had been anticipating. The museum itself is an impressive building, except for those with vertigo there is a section with a glass floor which is somewhat 'challenging'. Combine your visit with a tour round the Schindler Factory next door. There are also a couple of decent cafes opposite to grab a light bite....
Well worth the (low) price of admission! Conveniently located next to Schindler's factory...great architecture, and several very good temporary exhibitions.