Monday, April 23, 2012

New Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art Building

The new Museum of Contemporary Art building has opened in Sydney. The best part of the new building is the MCA Cafe and Sculpture Terrace on the fourth floor, with views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the Rocks, the Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay. The Menu includes "Mulloway with Quinoa, Broad Bean & Preserved Lemon Salad". The cafe has one of the great gallery cafe views of the world, comparable with the clock tower cafe in Musee D'orsay, Paris.

National Centre for Creative Learning
The new building also has an extensive education facility called the "National Centre for Creative Learning" and a small library. Unfortunately the learning centre and library appear to being still fitted out.

The most disappointing part of the building are the galleries in the old section. These have a sterile and claustrophobic feel. Some of the blinds are up, showing harbor and city views, which helps relieve the oppressive feel of the galleries.

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