The Modern & Contemorary Museum, Moco Museum for short, is one of the youngest museums in Barcelona and a real enrichment for the cultural life in the metropolis. In the middle of the difficult time of the Corona Pandemic, the Moco was opened on October 16, 2021. One of Spain's most visited museums, the Picasso Museum, is right next door; the Meam Museum is just a few steps away. The Borne district is developing into a real museum district.
The Moco Museums Barcelona and Amsterdam came about as a private initiative of the art patrons Lionel & Kim Logchies. Some of the works shown are on loan from an international network of art lovers and collectors. The main exhibition is modern and contemporary art, which is shown in cross-thematic collections and individual exhibitions on specific themes.
It is reflected in the Moco's art collection: the museum's philanthropic support for several charities such as the Movement On The Ground, an AIDS fund, The Metakids and the Earth Today organization. A portion of the proceeds from the Moco Museum will be donated to charities close to the hearts of the initiators.
The Moco Museum Barcelona shows a wide variety of collections of modern and contemporary art and pieces of modern street art in various exhibitions. The presentations are intended to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. According to Moco Museum, their desire is to connect visitors to Barcelona with the art and the messages behind it.
From the Middle Ages to the 20th century, the street Montcade was reserved for aristocrats, wealthy merchants and kings. Palace after palace. Many are still preserved today and house museums and other public institutions. The Moco Museum Barcelona has found its home in Palacio Cervelló, the private residence of the Cervelló noble family.
The palace was built in the 16th century and used parts of a 15th century palace. The Cervelló family resided here until the 18th century, when the building was sold to the Giudice family, an important line of Genoese merchants.
The Moco Museum houses a truly amazing collection of well-known modern and contemporary artists. The Moco Museum Barcelona more than lives up to the curators' aim of bringing the message of the works closer to the public. You will feel how Banksy & Co. reflect and question today's world. An exciting museum that also makes you think.
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Metro: Jaume I. (L4)
Bus Turístic: Pla de Palau
Mon.-Thu.: 09.00 - 19.00
Fri.-Sun.: 09.00 - 20.00
Children 13-17 years, students: €11.50
Children under 13 years: free admission
65+: 20% discount
Advice on visiting the Moco Museum
Allow about 2 hours for the visit.
Accessible for wheelchair users.
More Banksy? Then you will also be interested in the Banksy exhibition "The World of Banksy, Immersive Experience" in the Espacio Travalgar, very close to the Moco Museum. This is open until December 31, 2022.
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