Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
MOCA BANGKOK has been purposely built to showcase and exhibit the exceptional works of art collected over the past three decades by Boonchai Bencharongkul, whose passion for art runs deep. The museum is also intended as a tangible sign ofappreciation for the many great favours bestowed upon the Thai people by our beloved monarch, King Rama IX, and is dedicated to the honour of Professor Silpa Bhirasri, the “Father of Contemporary Art” in Thailand. MOCA BANGKOK displays works of art inspired by traditional Thai modes of expression alongside art that has been influenced by the introduction of Western artistic styles and techniques. Some 800 works selected from Boonchai Bencharongkul’s private collection are exhibited in the 20,000 square metres of well – lit white space. These artworks stand as a statement of Thai creativity, beliefs, and thought processes. They also place for the first time on permanent display, a large quantity of what can be considered the best works of Thai art-a te
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  • Simon T
    France34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    It may not be the easiest place to get to but it REALLY is worth it. The building is light and airy - an architectural triumph. The works are exhibited well and there are interesting explanations printed in both Thai and good English. I appreciated the variety that was on display. The small garden is a delight. After browsing through the collections, I visited the very reasonably priced café/restaurant on the ground floor and had a delicious light meal.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 October 2023
  • macd0naldbeth
    179 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent taster of Thai Contemporary Art
    Wonderful medium sized venue for modern art. Good exposure to the contemporary Thai art scene. Interesting temporary exhibits. Good museum shop. Wheelchair friendly.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 December 2023
  • Mhaipong
    Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chilling & Exploring fine arts
    I love this place so much for chilling and exploring the fine arts and Thai design, lots of good work here. The architecture is also perfect for photo that you must love. If you're looking for spending a quality time in Bangkok, hope you like it here!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 January 2024
  • Janet B
    Indio, California69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exquisite
    Exquisite escape and worth the trek. Surprise! Seniors free. I particularly liked the second level. All is so colorful and detailed. Some surrealism but not much abstract, I took the BTS to Mo Chit and then a Grab (Thai Uber) to the museum. Take the walkway toward the park and wait near a bus stop and you will be on the correct direction of the street.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 April 2024
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124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A private institution, MOCA Bangkok does well to introduce first timers to the incredible depth in early Thai contemporary artists.
The museum could revamp the merchandise of their gift shop. The cafe is lovely and offers outdoor seating.
One word of advice is to reach MOCA at 10am when it opens. By 12pm it is swarming with bloggers and influencers with their camera gear and it mars the experience of viewing art at your leisure.
Written 1 September 2022
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sully465
Toronto, Canada30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Good modern art venue. Child friendly. As in any modern art museum, expect many questions.

Museum also hosted an installation related to preserving seeds and how to grow native plants, which was very informative for children.
Written 16 February 2020
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Mark S
75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
The collection in this museum is amazing. If you are a fan of surrealist, this place will inspire you.

Very impressive. Especially for thailand. Never would have happened without Boonchai Bencharongkul, the founder of DTac. Government would not help. No vision. He stepped up. Mostly his personal collection. Most notable is the work of the surrealist master Prateep Kochabua. Two large rooms devoted to his work. The highlight for me. Though there were many other great paintings and sculptures. It opened my eyes to the level of talent hidden in Thailand.
Written 16 January 2020
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Amy O
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This museum is definitely hard to get to from the centre of the city. Two different taxi's denied us when we showed them where we wanted to go. It was about a half hour drive and we had to go through tolls which costed us about 50BHT. Despite all that, I'm really glad we went. The art was so cool and unique to Thailand. I love how they have such an emphasis on Thai and Asian art in general. It was such a well spent afternoon looking at all the beautiful things. Plus it was a great break from the heat. Plenty of people asked me about this when i returned because I guess its not super popular amongst tourists. Of all the places we visited in Bangkok, this was by far the most empty. There were no crowds or loud noises at all, and while I love Bangkok for the hustle and bustle, this was a most welcome little break from all of that. We were lucky to be there for the Banksy exhibit which was actually really cool. I enjoyed it a lot and there were tons of pieces by him there. I had apprehensions when leaving because I was scared it would be hard to find a taxi but the people at the front desk called one for us and made sure they used the meter so we werent ripped off. All in all, it was really cool and provided us with some peace and calm on our crazy trip in Bangkok
Written 22 December 2022
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Simon T
France34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
It may not be the easiest place to get to but it REALLY is worth it.

The building is light and airy - an architectural triumph.

The works are exhibited well and there are interesting explanations printed in both Thai and good English. I appreciated the variety that was on display.

The small garden is a delight.

After browsing through the collections, I visited the very reasonably priced café/restaurant on the ground floor and had a delicious light meal.
Written 6 October 2023
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Dmv19k
Singapore, Singapore169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
I try to visit art galleries and museums in every country I visit, so this was no exception. I was blown away with the art the minute you walk through the front entrance. Most of the work will have you staring at it for longer than a glance. The second floor has a great collection of traditional ramayana masks and shadow puppets. I thought it was a nice touch that even the benches in the galleries were all works of art as well. Overall, the works are all very impressive that I know have at least 3 thai artists on my favourites list. I wish I had more time to view each piece of work but I had to rush. You can easily view everything within 2 hours though.

the only con was that the gallery shop could use a little more products. Most galleries I visit will have a wide collection of art cards or postcards of the works on show. A way for people to take home a work of art on a budget, the shop had very little selection.
Written 6 January 2022
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Jeff F
Calgary48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Solo
Stunning architecture and a great collection of artwork make MOCA a must see for anyone interested in Thailand’s art and culture.

There are 5 floors, each with a distinctive exhibit that showcases a wide range of Thai artistic style.

Great little gift shop and cafe as well.

It’s a little out of the way so be prepared for a pretty steep cab fare.
Written 23 June 2022
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Scott M
Sydney, Australia488 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
5 floors of predominantly Thai contemporary art .. with a splash of regional and international collections that somewhat mimic the Thai tradition. An Uber bonus was the Banksy touring exhibition.. for art lovers in Bangkok this is a must visit
Written 11 December 2022
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gregsf11
San Francisco, CA830 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
It's a bit of an effort to get here. Taxi is your best bet. But I really enjoyed it. It's definitely local, influenced by the culture, but also contemporary. I really enjoyed the realist art, the surrealist art some of which is reminiscent of Dali, the depiction of Buddhist hell, the exhibit of masks, and other pieces.

What it is NOT... if you're expecting the Tate Modern or NYC's MOMA, you most definitely won't find that here. As far as I'm concerned, that's a good thing! You can tell that the artists on display here have talent. They're not just throwing some colors on a canvas and calling it "art."
Written 22 January 2023
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michaelsontheimer
Berlin, Germany66 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
It is a bit of a journey with MRT and a train to get there from the city center but the rooms are modern and good für exhibting art. Strangely maybe half of the motifs of the paintings show naked women, the founder and owner of the museum seems to prefer paintings with nudes. Kitsch as Kitsch can. Most of the paintings have been produced recently for the collection, in the 2020ies. There are a few exceptions but the quality of the art is very poor.
Written 6 March 2023
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