Museum of Contemporary Art

MOCA BANGKOK is a private art museum located near Don Mueng Airport. It features works of art inspired by traditional Thai ways of expression.
The Bangkok Museum of Contemporary Art, also known as MOCA Bangkok

The Bangkok Museum of Contemporary Art, also known as MOCA Bangkok, is spread over 20,000 square meters, with five floors of art spaces that are divided into temporary and permanent exhibitions featuring paintings, statues, mixed media and installation art from Thai art masters, over 800 works in total.

MOCA Bangkok was established in 2012 by Mr. Boonchai Bencharongkul.

The Bangkok Museum of Contemporary Art is among of the leading art museums in Asia, it features an impressive range of artwork by lots of well-known Thai artists, such as Hem Vejakorn, Chalermchai Kositpipat, Thawan Duchanee and Prateep Kochabua.

First impression… Very impressive… breathtaking. I left this place with a renewed respect for Thai artists. Thumbs up all round.

Seth Hoffman (a visitor)

The Bangkok Museum of Contemporary Art has collected contemporary paintings and sculptures from more than seven decades to present visitors with the beauty of creative works.

The museum has not only an exhibition area, but also a souvenir and bookstore, a cafe for tourists and facilities for the disabled to provide an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of art for everyone.

ENTRANCE FEE

  • Adults 250 THB
  • Students with ID 100 THB

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MOCA) LOCATION & CONTACTS

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OPENING HOURS: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

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CONCLUSION

This is probably one of the best museums in Bangkok. Although it presents itself as a contemporary art museum, much of the collection is not really of the modern style seen in a museum such as the Tate Modern in London, although there are definitely some intriguing contemporary works here. Much of the art is religious in nature, with Buddhism and Hinduism considered in particular, and the top floor is reminiscent of a traditional European Renaissance museum, which provides plenty of opportunity for Instagram. Overall, the building itself is beautiful, 5 stories, expansive, it would take you at least 2 hours, and the museum is quite accessible now, given the construction of the new red line. The coffee shop downstairs is also really nice.

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We also recommend you to visit The Erawan Museum and Ancient City. You will enjoy wandering through the elephant-shaped Erawan Museum, rich in Eastern iconography, and walking through scaled-down replicas of over 116 of Thailand’s most sacred monuments at Ancient City! Click here to choose the date and book a combined ticket starting from 280 THB only.