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Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM)

Tomshicheva ulica 14, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 1 241 68 00
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Nice building, strange collection

In short - it's mostly (but fortunately, not all) politically correct art. But is all of it art... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Zug, Switzerland
Reconstructed army barracs and some new art trends

I took some time to visit three museums at the same yard. Best for me is Slovenski etnografski... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Miha P
Maribor, Slovenia
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  • Very good22%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible8%
20 Aug 2017
“Nice building, strange collection”
15 Feb 2017
“Reconstructed army barracs and some new art trends”
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Tomshicheva ulica 14, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 1 241 68 00
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

In short - it's mostly (but fortunately, not all) politically correct art. But is all of it art? Take the bus to the Metelkova (former army barracks converted into an impressive cultural center, unfortunately adjacent to an "autonomous area" from whence graffiti is spread all...More

Thank GranZorro
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I took some time to visit three museums at the same yard. Best for me is Slovenski etnografski muzej with real presentation of ethnography from the area and nice souvenir shop and good little cafe. Second is National museum and third this Museum of contemporary...More

Thank Miha P
Reviewed 23 October 2016

delightful modern building, obviously dedicated to modern art (paintings and sculpture mainly) - Seems to be all Slovenian, but the standard is high. fairly small gallery, so not "overwhelming". Fab café, study area. We really enjoyed our visit.

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Contemporary art tends to divide opinion, with some willing to make the effort to try to understand what is going on, and others who dismiss it as rubbish, and I suspect that this museum will have that effect. Most of the displays are temporary exhibitions...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Very few visitors in this great museum. Definitely worth a visit if you are into contemporary art. student price 2,5 euros was absolutely reasonable.

Thank TheofromKumpula
Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you appreciate and enjoy contemporary art this is definitely a place you should visit. I spent about 2 hours at the museum because I read the wall labels to learn about the different artworks and artists. The explanations are given in Slovenian and English....More

Thank keeweeset
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I was there with my little sister, who really isn't into art and I felt quite sorry for bringing her there. We only visited the temporary exhibition since we weren't interested in the "communist art section" and I didn't really like what I saw except...More

1  Thank Morgane B
Reviewed 29 May 2016

I left this museum feeling depressed fron the exhibits and upset with myself dragging my husband through here. I go to art museums in every city that I visit and have never before been to one where I didn't find at least one inspiring thing....More

1  Thank Jsbarton
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Well worth a visit. It is deceptively large on 3 floors and has a variety of interesting often visual exhibitions. A little way out in places, but that's only to be expected from a contemporary art museum. We particularly the exhibition on the Slovenian punk...More

3  Thank BrushM
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Been to several European museums of modern art, alone and with family. Normally each of us found few interesting pieces of work, which kids sometimes still remember and discuss. Not the case in MSUM: we left after 30 minutes, because 80% of installations is praise...More

2  Thank niaga_em
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