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Editor's review

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, Krištof 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)

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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.

On Thursdays entry to MOCAK permanent exhibitions is free.




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Leopold Nermesta

Love this gallery - always recommend to friends visiting Krakow.

Unique and special exhibitions every time.

Reply Jul 23rd, 2018
United States

Excellent museum. Exhibitions of varying quality, but Schindler Museum is next door, so plenty of options....

Reply Feb 17th, 2018
דפנה קמיל

Very good

Reply Sep 18th, 2016
United States

I totally recommend MOCAK, must see when you in Cracow.

Reply Jan 25th, 2015
Keith M
United Kingdom

One of the highlights of our visit to Krakow. Visit the Schindler's Factory next door at the same time.

Reply Jan 21st, 2015

Great place to visit, top artists, interesting exhibitions, enjoyable cafe and library!

Reply Jan 8th, 2015
United Kingdom

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.

Reply May 28th, 2014

New, modern, worth seeing for sure! always at least one good exhibition

Reply Dec 20th, 2013
United Kingdom

My favourite museum in Krakow.

Reply Aug 25th, 2013

Excellent museum - not yet on the main tourist route but deserves to be visited.... particularly liked the Sasnal paintings.

Reply Jul 27th, 2013
Mike B
United Kingdom

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....

Reply Sep 29th, 2011
P. Aaron

Well worth the (low) price of admission! Conveniently located next to Schindler's factory...great architecture, and several very good temporary exhibitions.

Reply Sep 29th, 2011
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