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A bold, new and significantly expanded Museum of Contemporary Art was unveiled to the public in March 2012. The redevelopment has transformed the MCA, with spacious new galleries including an entire floor dedicated to the MCA Collection; the National Centre for Creative Learning with state-of-the-art technology; public spaces that embrace one of the world’s most famous locations, and a series of site-specific artists’ commissions.
The new MCA responds to its unique location and meets the needs of the Museum, bringing together old and new to create a context for engaging artists with audiences for the 21st century.
The MCA’s vision is to engage audiences with contemporary art and ideas through the presentation of a diverse program of exhibitions and special events. From major thematic exhibitions and surveys of established artists, solo exhibitions and artist projects, to new work by emerging artists, the MCA program covers the range and diversity of contemporary art.
By focusing on the work of living artists, the MCA is dedicated to delivering programs that present challenging and enriching experiences for visitors through its core activities of exhibitions and education programs.
Located on one of the most beautiful sites in the world at Sydney’s Circular Quay, the Museum of Contemporary Art opened to the public in 1991. Established by the <st1:st1:placetype w:st="on">University of <st1:st1:placename w:st="on">Sydney through the J.W. Power Bequest with the assistance of the New South Wales Government, it is <st1:st1:place w:st="on"><st1:st1:country-region w:st="on">Australia</st1:st1:country-region>’s only contemporary art museum dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art.