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Modern Art Oxford

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Address: Pembroke St., Oxford OX1 1BP, England
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+44 1865 722733
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11:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK's leading galleries for the presentation...

Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK's leading galleries for the presentation of modern and contemporary visual art, with an established international reputation. Our programme includes temporary exhibitions by artists from all over the world, live events, educational and family activities. Admission to the exhibitions is free.Opening hours: Tuesday and Wednesday: Galleries, Shop, Café & Bar 10am-5pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Galleries 10am-7pm, Shop, Café & Bar 10am-10pm Sunday: Galleries, Shop, Café & Bar 12pm-5pmMonday: ClosedCafé & Bar:During the summer, the Café & Bar is located in The Yard, a sheltered 'indoor-outdoor' arcade designed by dRMM Architects and artist Richard Woods, on St Ebbe's Street.Access:Full access by lift to all public floors. Guide dogs, hearing and registered assistance dogs are welcome. Exhibition and programme guides are available in large print on request. A portable induction loop is available from the Front Desk. There is an accessible toilet in the basement. There are three parking spaces for badge holders in St. Ebbe’s Street. Additional parking is available at the Westgate Shopping Centre.

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Good for a 60 to 90 minute visit

Nice small compact location. The exhibiting artist was British artist Lubaina Himid. Her work might not appeal to the majority but I enjoyed it. Allocate 60 to 90 minutes for a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice small compact location. The exhibiting artist was British artist Lubaina Himid. Her work might not appeal to the majority but I enjoyed it. Allocate 60 to 90 minutes for a visit here.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fine building (originally a brewery) and has light, airy galleries. There is no core collection but instead it houses exhibitions. The offer when we visited in Feb 2017 was works by Lubaina Himid. We were not familiar with this artist but her works were well displayed. There is a cafe and small shop. If the art had... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Recently visited the Kaleidoscope exhibit celebrating 50 years of all things Modern Art Oxford. It was not just out there art but progressive and unusual and abstract. It's stuff that gets the mind going. It's a great space to explore and the downstairs area features film screenings & performances. If you like young statement-making artists, it's worth the visit and... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Off the beaten track as part of an art gallery, which has exhibitions not to everybody's taste. So the coffee shop is not too crowded. The coffee is good and cakes are nice. Good to relax.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you are seeking a nice day out, inspiration, interesting art and ideas and helpful museum staff, forget about this place. No museum could be as utterly arid and unrewarding as Modern Oxford! A visit to this hyped-up venue for contemporary art is simply a waste of your valuable time and effort, so avoid it like the plague. You will... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

after the 3 museum visits during our stay this gallery visit fell a bit flat, we were with a friends and family crowd with children, it was nice that the Richard Long 'maze' allowed the children to interact with it but we weren't even tempted by the shop all seemed a little 'try hard'. sorry just didn't grab us (... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a small centre that means intallations and exhibitions either delight and interest or are not to your taste. I find it a great place to consider and contemplate what makes good art.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Today we went to have a look around the museum.. We are art lovers so were excited to see what Oxford museum had to offer.. Sadly it was very varsed.. With hardly any thing to see .. The cafe was great clean and very colourful healthy food .. Staff looked bored and not very welcoming..

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I find installations are very subjective and often needs more information by curators or explanations. There was nothing there that really spoke to me. Cafe space was nice though!

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Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

A visit years ago, had me thinking it was one room.It was partially closed for installation of a new exhibition. However,there is a great Richard Long Maze work on show. The staff were so kind an informative,and the place is very relaxed.

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