Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków

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MOCAK, (Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków)
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Established 1 February 2010
Location Kraków, Poland
Type Museum of Contemporary Art
Director Maria Anna Potocka

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (MOCAK), (Polish: Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnej w Krakowie), is a contemporary art gallery in Kraków, Poland. Situated in the centre of the city, the aim of the gallery is to present and support contemporary art and artists, in particular art from the last two decades. With exhibitions of well known Polish and foreign art, the gallery has established itself internationally.[citation needed]

The Museum includes a library, bookshop, café and contemporary art conservation laboratory.

The museum houses works by such artists as AES+F, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Beat Streuli, Ragnar Kjartansson, Robert Kuśmirowski, Tomasz Bajer, Krištof Kintera, Maria Stangret and Edward Dwurnik. The permanent exhibition is located on the first floor of the building and temporary exhibitions are displayed on the second floor.

The building of the museum was designed by Claudio Nardi and it was inspired by neomodern architecture. The exhibition area is divided into several sections and covers the area of 4,000 square metres while the area of the whole museum covers 10,000 square metres. The cost of the museum is estimated at 70 million PLN (ca. €16 million) and its construction was co-financed from the European Union funds.


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Coordinates: 50°01′30″N 19°34′26″E / 50.025°N 19.574°E / 50.025; 19.574