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Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia presents a diverse program of exhibitions and special events onsite and offsite. From major thematic exhibitions and surveys of established artists, solo exhibitions and artist projects, to new work by emerging artists, touring exhibitions and community led projects. The museum covers a diverse range of Australian and international contemporary art. 

Located at Sydney’s Circular Quay, the MCA opened to the public in 1991, reopening in 2012 following a major expansion. The redevelopment transformed the MCA, with spacious new galleries including an entire floor dedicated to its Collection; a new National Centre for Creative Learning; public spaces that embrace one of the world’s most famous locations; and a series of site-specific artist commissions. 

Our MCA Collection contains over 4000 works by Australian artists that have been acquired since 1989. The collection spans all art forms with strong holdings in painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper and moving image, as well as significant representation of works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. 

The MCA was established by the University of Sydney through the J.W. Power Bequest with the assistance of the New South Wales Government, and is now an independent organisation.