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Museum of Contemporary Art – the best place for Modern Croatian Art

Museum of Contemporary Art, also known as „Museum with the slides“. For Contemporary Art Lovers is a must-see, being the best place for Modern Croatian Art.

TIP: FREE ADMISSION ON FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. DURING SUMMER SATURDAYS CATCH CONCERTS ON THE ROOFTOP. FINISH YOUR VISIT BY TAKING THE SLIDE ON TOP OF THE MUSEUM!

The Museum of Contemporary Art offers a close art experience. It is architecturally amazing building and one of Zagreb’s long-awaited projects. As a matter of fact, it is the biggest and most modern museum in Croatia.

Video Artworks are projected on 90 meters long LED screen which communicates art to visitors, by passers and drivers.

Zagreb’s collection of contemporary art has finally been given the space it deserves. What’s important to realize, is that they accumulated an impressive collection of 5000 works of art. Mostly of Croatian and international artists after 1950.

A wonderful collection of art which is thought to provoke.

Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb Jerman wall

Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb Jerman wall

You will get to see works of art by

Contemporary Croatian artists

  • Julije Knifer
  • Tošo Dabac
  • Ivan Kožarić
  • Vjenceslav Richter
  • Benko Horvat
  • Ivan Picelj
  • Miroslav Šutej
  • Tomislav Gotovac
  • Dalibor Martinis
  • Sanja Iveković

International contemporary artists

  • Getulio Alviani
  • Alberto Biasi
  • Max Bill
  • Piero Dorazio
  • Julio Le Parc
  • Richard Mortensen
  • Otto Piene
  • Jesús Rafael Soto
  • Victor Vasarely
  • Marina Abramović
  • Dorothy Cross
  • Katarzyna Kozyra

Museum of Contemporary Art collections

The Museum started building its collections in 1954. As a result, they acquired artworks by Croatian and international artists who revealed intriguing and high-quality artistic aspirations.

An integral part of Collection in Motion are projects in the external space of the Museum.

  • Eyes of Purification, sculpture by Mirosław Balka, located on the southern access platform
  • Double Slide, installation-sculpture by Carsten Höller, connecting the stories of the northern wing
  • Words, Neons, and Balloons, the neon installation by Ante Jerković, in the light-well in the northern wing
  • Artist at Work, the neon object by Dalibor Martinis, on the roof of the southern wing
  • Battlefield, the audio-installation by Antun Božićević, on the roof-top terrace of the Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb Double Slide

Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb Double Slide

Collections

Collection of Drawings, Graphics, Prints and Art on Paper
It numbers 1587 artworks, from the first half of the 20th century. The drawings of Miroslav Kraljević and Milan Steiner, as well as the Expressionist graphic art of Sergij Glumac.

Film and Video Collection
The collection includes 456 films and videos created since the 1960s.

Photography Collection
The collection mainly contains photographs produced after the 1950s.

Media Art Collection
The core of this collection is constituted by early computer artworks.

Sculpture Collection
The Collection contains 561 artworks, chronologically extending back into the first half of the 20th century.

Collection of Paintings
More than 1200 works by Croatian and international artists, covering a broad span of time since the early 20th century.

The Museum of Contemporary Art architecture

The building has a total area of 14,600 m2. In effect, 3,500 m2 is reserved for the permanent display and around 1,500 m2 is designated for occasional exhibitions.

The entire ground floor is open to movement. Conceived as an extension of the square with the main entrance, cafe and restaurant and a bookstore.

Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb Architecture

Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb Architecture

Inside, do not miss the fun interactive Double Slide piece by Belgian artist Carsten Holler.

Learn more at archdaily.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Slide – Museum with Slide

Carsten Höller’s Double Slide was custom-made for the museum. You can ride the slide directly to the parking lot, before leaving the Museum. The slide could be closed due to bad weather.

Museum of Contemporary Art opening times

Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 18:00

Saturday 11:00 – 18:00

Museum store

Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 19:00

Saturday 11:00 – 20:00

Café bar

Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 19:00

Thursday 11:00 – 20:00

Closed on Monday and during holidays

Museum of Contemporary Art ticket prices

Adults – 30 HRK

Concessions (students, elderly, disabled visitors) – 15 HRK

Groups of 10+ – 15 HRK

Family ticket with children under 15 – 50 HRK

Toddlers, unemployed, members of professional associations and press free of charge

Free admission every first Wednesday of a month

Free with ZagrebCard

Guided tours

“Collection in Motion” free guided tours at 4 PM and on Saturdays at 5 PM.

Free guided tours through temporary exhibitions at 3 PM and on Saturday at 4 PM.

Minimum group size is 5.

Audio Guides

Audio guides (in English) – 15 HRK/person

Museum of Contemporary Art Exhibitions

I AM THE MOUTH (until March 18th, 2018)
Works from Central and Eastern European Artists from Art Collection Telekom

SWIMMING TOGETHER (until March 18th, 2018)
Exhibition brings together recent paintings by two artists, Croatian Izvor Pende and German Daniel Richter

VLATKA HORVAT: EXTENSIONS (until March 11th, 2018)
Kožarić Studio – Laboratory for Reviving

What can you see and do at Museum of Contemporary Art?

For contemporary art enthusiasts, allocate at least 3 – 4 hours to enjoy the exhibits comfortably. Experience a wonderful thought-provoking collection of artworks.

The new building enabled large, high-technology equipped premises. Allowing them to show the permanent exhibition of contemporary art to the Croatian and international public.

Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb LED Wall

Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb LED Wall

Stop by the stirring Women’s House (Ženska Kuća) installation by Croatia’s foremost artist, Sanja Iveković. Dealing with the theme of violence against women.

There is a year-round schedule of film, theatre, concerts and performance art. During summer, they host concerts on the roof and it is a unique experience.

Finish your visit by sliding the Double Slide that will take you to the exit in 10 seconds in a fun and memorable way!

The museum is fully wheelchair accessible.

How to get to Museum of Contemporary Art?

From the ban Jelačić square or the Zagreb Train Station take the tram no. 6 direction Sopot, stop at last Sopot station.

From the Zagreb Train Station, you can also take the bus. You get to the bus station by going south through the underground Importanne center. Bus routes 166, 219, 220, 221, 268, 310, 311, 313 take you to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Stop at the Museum of Contemporary Art station.

From the Central Bus Station take tram no. 6 or 7 directions Sava Bridge, stop at Sopot station.

Parking

Public parking is located on the east and north side of the Museum building.

Taxi or UBER is always an option.

Contact

Address

Avenue Dubrovnik 17

Web

www.msu.hr

Email

[email protected]

Phone

+385 1 6052 700

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 18:00
Saturday 11:00 – 20:00

Closed on Monday and during holidays

Café bar:

Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 19:00
Thursday 11:00 – 20:00

Museum store:

Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 19:00
Saturday 11:00 – 20:00

Closed on Monday and during holidays

Admission

Adults – 30 HRK
Concessions (students, elderly, disabled visitors) – 15 HRK
Groups of 10+ – 15 HRK
Family ticket with children under 15 – 50 HRK
Toddlers, unemployed, members of professional associations and press free of charge

Free admission every first Wednesday of a month

Free with ZagrebCard

Guided tours

“Collection in Motion” free guided tours at 4 PM and on Saturdays at 5 PM.

Free guided tours through temporary exhibitions at 3 PM and on Saturday at 4 PM.

Minimum group size is 5.

Audio Guides

Audio guides (in English) – 15 HRK/person

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