My name is Bec and I would like to adopt the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
Tell us a bit more about yourself
I’m an Aussie, born and bred and have lived most of my life in Sydney. I love to travel, and have a blog where I post inspirations from where I’ve visited. I love visiting museums on my travels, but hardly ever visit the ones in my own home town! Thanks to Adopt-a-Museum, I was encouraged to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and explore some of our own local works.
Tell us a bit more about your adopted museum
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is a beautiful building that was renovated last year. It is in the beautiful location of Circular Quay in Sydney, with the iconic Harbour Bridge on one side, and the Opera House on the other. Works on display include photographs, paintings, sculptures and multimedia of both local and international artists. It is open daily and entry is free, though special exhibitions have an admission fee. The current Anish Kapoor exhibition is $20 for adults.
Why have you chosen to adopt this museum?
The MCA has always been a beautiful building that has attracted world renowned artists. What really appeals to me about the MCA is the way it engages the public to share its passion for modern art, through its free access, tours, educational programs and support for young people.
Why would you recommend people visit?
I would recommend people visit the MCA as it has a wide range of artworks that would appeal to all ages. There are thought provoking sculptures, evocative photographs, multimedia presentations for children, all housed in a great location. There is also a library and lovely café at the top of the museum with spectacular views of the city shoreline!
How would you sum up your museum in three words?
Provocative, progressive, accessible.