Inside Moco: Amsterdam’s Museum Of Contemporary Art

Located in the Museumplein public park in the borough of Zuid, you can find the Museum of Contemporary Art, also known as the Moco.

The Moco is a hotspot for both modern and contemporary art offering works by many well known artists. It is situated between the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum in the Villa Alsberg townhouse, designed in 1904 by Eduard Cuyper.

The space was used as a family residence up until 1939. Since then, it has served as a space for priests as well as a law firm office. Now, the historical space holds works from Bansky, Warhol, Koons and more, adding an extra charm for visitors.

Banksy: Mona Lisa Pink
Banksy: Mona Lisa Pink. PHOTO KATHERINE MCGOWAN

 

Banksy: Kids on Guns
Banksy: Kids on Guns. PHOTO KATHERINE MCGOWAN

The museum opened doors for the first time in April of 2016 by its proud founders Lionel and Kim Logchies. The couple is passionate about showcasing their love for art in new and innovative ways. They also own the Lionel Gallery located at the heart of the museum district in Amsterdam. The Moco is their passion project where they exhibit loaned art. In addition, a portion of the museum profits are donated to selected charities.

It is part of the Moco mission to “represent what’s happening on the streets and champion that voice.” The current exhibits showcase private art for the public, which is a truly unique experience one needs to take advantage of. A trip to the Moco will leave you with a different set of lens on how you can view the world around you.

To visit, you can book your tickets here.

Yayoki Kusmana.
Yayoki Kusmana. PHOTO KATHERINE MCGOWAN

 

Warhol: Dollar Sign
Warhol: Dollar Sign. PHOTO KATHERINE MCGOWAN

 

Basquiat: untitled (portrait of Steven Lack.)
Basquiat: untitled (portrait of Steven Lack.) PHOTO KATHERINE MCGOWAN

 

Dali: Les trois graces
Dali: Les trois graces. PHOTO KATHERINE MCGOWAN

Katherine McGowan

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Katherine is a New Jersey native who is passionate about understanding culture through its history and food. You can most likely find her enjoying an Aperol Spritz with a local or getting lost on a windy cobblestone road. Some of her other favorite cities are NYC, Amsterdam, London and Rome.

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