Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Located on one of the world’s most spectacular sites on the edge of Sydney Harbour, the Museum of Contemporary Art is dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting contemporary art.
The vision of the founding Director Leon Paroissien and Chief Curator Bernice Murphy was manifest from its earliest years – a commitment to innovative programming with ground-breaking exhibitions of contemporary art from Australia, the Asia Pacific region and around the world. A strong emphasis on making the MCA a museum that engages artists with audiences led to a program of significant solo shows by Australian and international artists as well as thematic and group exhibitions.
Today, the MCA houses an entire floor dedicated to the MCA Collection, offering a major national resource for education and interpretative programs, as well as two floors of galleries for exhibitions. The National Centre for Creative Learning includes a library, digital and multimedia studios, a seminar room and lecture theatre. The MCA also presents new site-specific commissions.