The Moco Museum is an independent museum with a wide range of inspiring modern, contemporary, and street art – located in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Barcelona (Spain). In our collection, Moco exhibits Jean-Michel Basquiat, Banksy, Icy & Sot, JR, KAWS, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Yayoi Kusama, THE KID, Andy Warhol, Studio Irma, and so many more! We offer visitors an unparalleled collection of art to reflect on modern society.
The Modern Contemporary (Moco) Museum has made its home in the historic Villa Alsberg on Museumplein (Honthorststraat 20, 1071 DE Amsterdam, NL) and the former Palacio Cervelló (c / Montcada 25, 08003 Barcelona, SP).
Founded in 2016, Moco Museum Amsterdam is committed to exhibiting iconic works by celebrated modern and contemporary artists and rising stars.
Moco Amsterdam is housed in the Villa Alsberg, a townhouse overlooking Museumplein in the heart of Amsterdam (between the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum). The building was designed in 1904 by Eduard Cuypers, nephew of the renowned Pierre Cuypers, designer of Amsterdam Central Station and the Rijksmuseum. This privately-owned residence was one of the first family homes built along Museumplein and retained this function until 1939. Subsequently, the house was left to priests who taught at the Saint Nicolas School in Amsterdam, and later it was converted into an office for a law firm.
Moco Museum's space takeover of the Villa Alsberg is an act that goes hand in hand with our purpose: make art accessible to everyone and welcome all. From within Moco Museum, grows the mission and vision to express the endless power of art. A visit to Moco Museum puts you in the art center of Amsterdam with everything at your fingertips.
Following its success in Amsterdam, Moco Museum Barcelona echoes its commitment to exhibiting iconic works by celebrated modern and contemporary artists and rising stars.
Moco Barcelona is located in a 16th Century palace on Montcada Street in the heart of Barcelona. Palacio Cervelló is formerly the private residence of the noble Cervelló family until the 18th Century. The building embraces a mix of styles that show a colorful, grand history over centuries. Incorporating parts of a previous construction from the 15th Century – interior courtyard, arched staircase with columns, capitals, and Renaissance-type moldings – Palacio Cervelló welcomes visitors with an impressive Gothic facade.
Moco Museum boosts the energy of locations reserved for the privileged to inspire and enlighten our world through art and welcome all. Today, Moco Museum welcomed nearly 2 million visitors from over 120 different nations. Since the beginning, Moco has made art accessible to the public, providing one-of-a-kind experiences aimed at a broad audience – a visit to Moco is a true eye-opener.
Moco Museum advocates for the inclusive museum model. We create accessible shows and exhibitions in Amsterdam and Barcelona that enlighten, inspire, and empower the community. For this reason, Moco has become a leading destination for art lovers around the world. “We use the power of art to challenge the norm, champion the truth, open up minds, and question the world around us.”
Voice of the Streets
Moco embraces the voice of street art because it connects people, challenges ideologies, and activates involvement. In Barcelona and Amsterdam, Moco Museum makes a point to exhibit works from artists like JR, OsGemeos, Icy & Sot, Stik, and Banksy for encouraging conversations about our world and shared existence.
Dare to Change
As it’s reflected in Moco’s collection of art, so too is the museum’s philanthropic support of charities such as Movement On The Ground, Aidsfonds, Metakids. Moco Museum strives to empower and help others whenever possible. Our founding spirit has always been to see the world so enlightened that peace and unity are inevitable. Part of the proceeds from Moco Museum is donated to charities close to the hearts of the initiators.
Discover and explore Moco Museum Amsterdam and Moco Museum Barcelona. Unlock the power of art to wake us, shake us, and make us.
In art we trust.