Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art

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Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art

 

The Museum of Contemporary Arts (MCA) is the only museum in Australia that is dedicated to

collecting, interpreting and exhibiting contemporary art from all over the world. It has a program of exhibitions that continually changes providing people with something new every time they visit.

The museum can be found on the foreshore of the Sydney Harbour in West Circular Quay.

The museum’s location marks the spot where the First Fleet in Port Jackson landed in 1788.

It is easily accessible as it is close to all forms of public transport terminals including train, bus

and ferry.

The MCA in Sydney is the legacy of artist John Power. He was an Australian expatriate who lived

from 1881 to 1943. When he passed away, John Power left his massive personal fortune to the University of Sydney with the intention of helping the educational institution inform and educate

people in the field of contemporary visual arts. In November 1991, the museum was opened to the

public.

One of the popular features of the museum is the MCA Café. It offers breathtaking views of Circular Quay along with modern Australian fine wine and cuisine. The award-winning café is the perfect place

to have lunch as part of the museum tour.

 
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