Thank goodness we had our own personal guide who could explain the ideas behind the contemporary art.
Not worth the entrance fee, but it does offer clean, free toilets near the cathedral. There are ten museums in London that offer a better experience for no cost. Spend the day enjoying the outdoor sites and stay away unless you need a place to wait out the rain.
I was never really an art person. I suppose I changed in a few years and started to enjoy it. The Picasso gallery was nice. Louise Lawler's photos were interesting. Other than that, the abstract art upstairs was not my thing. The modern art was definitely different (for me), but also nice. Overall, a nice museum to visit.
Appreciating contemporary art and artists, I always try to visit the modern art museum in every city we visit. This one is one of the best I have seen. It has a wonderfully diverse collection and with two very special exhibitions. If you understand and love modern art, do not miss this museum.
Some reviews described as disappointing must have been expecting famous paitings from the 19 century. But the Museum was a wonderful surprise of contemporary art. Don't remember seeing so many Wharols, not even at Pompidou. Interesting instalations, better than Stedelijk in Amsterdam. Was worth the visit!
Fine if you're into "modern art", but like most galleries of this genre, you feel that apart from the Picasso stuff, it's just artists on an ego trip. The interior is vast and spacious and more interesting than what masquerades as the "art" on the walls! Save your money and visit the Roman museum next door.
I didn't find this museum fascinating - partially because I am not a super fans for contemporary art - on the other hand, the exhibits in the museum aren't impressive in terms of variety and quantity (as opposed to e.g. Pompidou). I believe there are other places to explore in Cologne.
We enjoyed the various styles on display. Very biased towards modern & abstract art, tastefully displayed and signposted. Spend a couple of hours here, situated close to city and trains.
The facility is lovely, but the space isn't used to its full potential. We had read about the large collection of Picasso's works, but there were very few on display. Much of the lower levels were sparsely occupied by works that were not all that special. The building has a lovely roof terrace and that was one of the highlights.... More
The museum had only just reopened after rearranging their exhibits, and I have to say the result was dissappointing, especially after reading all the previous reviews and seeing all the photos on TripAdvisor! Many of the works mentiined or seen in the photos were not on display, for example we couldn't find any Chigall or Dali. Picasso and Warhol are... More
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