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04 Jun 2012

Museum of Contemporary Art opened in Bangkok

Bangkok Museum of Contemporary Art
Bangkok has a new private art museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) on Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road. The museum houses an important collection of Thai contemporary art acquired over two decades by business entrepreneur and philanthropist Boonchai Bencharongkul. The venue was opened on 18 April 2012.
Over 400 artworks are on display in the 20,000 square metre six-storey building. Several spaces are dedicated to Thailand’s internationally-known artist Thawan Duchanee who has more than 100 of his works exhibited. Other artists include Hem Vejakorn, Chalermchai Kositpipat, Prateep Kochabua, Fua Haripitak, Suchao Sisganes, Thawee Nandakwang, and Chalem Nakiraks. Museum of Contemporary Art Bangkok MoCA’s goal is to put Thai art at the forefront to give it better exposure amongst locals and international visitors. From sculptures, modern interpretation of Thai art, surrealism, folk art, traditional murals, and depictions of daily life in Thailand, the museum offers a kaleidoscopic perspective on Thai culture and visual expressions. Hours: open daily except Mondays from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM Admission: 180 Baht Free admission for children under 15, students, seniors, disabled visitors, monks, and novices [Source] Museum of Contemporary Art to open in Bangkok