Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej Warsaw

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Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej – Contemporary art

Writing about MSN (Museum of Modern Art) in Warsaw – is not an easy task. Together with CSW, MSN is an outstanding museum for modern art, answering the need to present exhibitions on current topics and addressing the broader public in Warsaw and internationally.

The museum has not had an easy history when it comes to its location. It was based in ul. Pańska, in a former modernist furniture shop pavilion. In spring 2017, it moved (temporarily) to a location on the riverbank called Muzeum nad Wisłą (Museum on the Vistula river bank). As the museum itself states, the white-box building was inspired from the Viennese foundation named Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. The pavilion was designed by Adolfa Krischanitz and served as a former seat of Kunsthalle Berlin between 2008-2010. Currently, its next and permanent seat is being built on Plac Piłsudskiego next to the Palace of Culture and Learning.

Until 13 September there is an exhibition “Penumberal Age” about climate change. You may also use a guided tour.

The house of Polish architects Zofia and Oskar Hansen in Szumin is also a part of the Museum’s collection. Check the webpage for bike excursions, open days and more.

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Details about this spot



ul. Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22, Warsaw

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Opening Times

Tue - Thu 12:00 - 20.00, Fri 12:00 - 22.00, Sat 11:00 - 20:00, Sun 11:00 - 18:00


Ticket: PLN 5


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