Sydney Museum of Modern Art

Sydney Museum of Modern Art, or the Museum of Contemporary Art, as it is more officially known, is one of the many Sydney Australia attractions that cater to cultural enthusiasts. Found at the Circular Quay, this museum offers a fine collection of modern art. The cornerstone of this art museum in Sydney Australia is its permanent J.W. Power Collection, which alone offers more than 4,000 pieces. Complementing the permanent collection are numerous temporary exhibits, and these exhibits feature both Australian and international art. An hour is all that you should need to take it all in, though you are certainly entitled to linger for a longer period of time should you please.

The Sydney Museum of Modern Art features works by such renowned artists as Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp are part of the impressive permanent collection, as are Aboriginal artworks, and you never know what you might see when it comes to the temporary exhibits. One of the past temporary exhibits focused on the nude body, and it even went as far as to include live models. In other words, a certain amount of awareness and discretion is recommended if you plan on seeing everything that this excellent art museum in Sydney Australia has to offer.

The Sydney Museum of Modern Art calls 140 George Street home, and this essentially puts it between the Circular Quay and the vibrant district that is known as The Rocks. This means that it is easy to combine a visit with any other number of rewarding things to do. During the winter season, the museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It stays open one hour longer outside of the winter months. Admission is free, which is reason enough to visit, and should you be interested, free guided tours can be enjoyed. The guided tours are offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on weekdays, and at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on weekends.

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