The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) reopens on Thursday 29 March 2012 as a bold, new and expanded museum. Following a AUD$53 million redevelopment, the Museum will be transformed into a major cultural centre for contemporary art and creative learning.
The MCA is Australia’s Museum of Contemporary Art, dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists. The widely anticipated reopening of the Museum is a highlight on the international art calendar. This milestone will be celebrated with a week-long series of launch events culminating in a dynamic schedule of free artist talks and public programs throughout the opening weekend.
The new MCA opens with Marking Time, an international exhibition which presents major works by eleven artists in the spacious new top floor galleries.
Created to take advantage of their location, the venues offer spectacular views across Sydney Harbour from the Opera House to the Harbour Bridge. ‘I am delighted that we are opening with a dynamic program of exhibitions showcasing work by Australian artists alongside their international peers. It is thrilling to see the new MCA take shape.
The creation of wonderful new spaces for art and for creative learning, right on the harbour is a landmark in the Museum’s history. The cutting-edge architecture complements the existing building and the use of new technology sets a new standard for collaboration with audiences. The new MCA will be a world-class hub of art and creative learning which responds to the Museum’s growing audience and reaches out across the country,’ said MCA Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor.