We Are Moco
The Moco Museum focuses on proven artists with a unique vision.
The Moco Museum in Amsterdam is a boutique museum with a wide range of inspiring modern and contemporary art. With artists like Banksy, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, we offer visitors an unparalleled collection of subversive art in which irony and humour are used to reflect on modern society. A one-of-a-kind experience aimed at a wide audience, a visit to Moco is a true eye-opener.
Banksy. A mysterious British artist known for his humorous and political street art. The Banksy exhibition at Moco contains several of his infamous street pieces, as well a large number of his indoor works, including work on canvas. One of these is his giant ‘Beanfield’ painting, a beautiful piece which is displayed on the ground floor. An impossible-to-miss eye-catcher as you enter the Banksy exhibition. Other highlights include ‘Girl with Balloon’, ‘Laugh Now’ and ‘Keep It Real’. The Banksy collection at Moco Museum: come check it out!
Daniel Arsham. Arsham’s work is full of the unexpected: solid surfaces appear to bend and buckle, high-tech equipment looks like it’s existed for thousands of years. Unexpected is just how Arsham likes it; he challenges our perceptions of the physical world and what is possible within. Arsham seems to enjoy a paradoxical, sometimes dystopian, view of the past, present and future.
Entering the installation spaces of this exhibition, such as Amethyst Ball Cavern, feels like stepping into an alternate reality. The artist’s fascination with pop culture objects, sports and the influence of archaeology are apparent in these spaces.
The Modern Contemporary (Moco) Museum has made its home in Villa Alsberg, a townhouse overlooking Museumplein in the heart of Amsterdam. The building was designed in 1904 by Eduard Cuypers, nephew of the renowned Pierre Cuypers who designed Amsterdam’s Central Station and the Rijksmuseum, which is at the opposite end of the square. This privately-owned residence was one of the first family homes built along Museumplein and retained this function until 1939. Subsequently, the house was let to priests who taught at the Saint Nicolas School in Amsterdam, and later it was converted into an office for a law firm.
No effort is spared to ensure that this breathtaking mansion makes an impact on visitors, adding an extra layer to the Moco experience. There is one small drawback, though: charming as the building is, its compact size does mean it can feel crowded during peak hours.
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Wouldn’t it be great to have the museum (or part of it) to yourself and your friends or business relations? You can! Treat your guests to a museum visit after closing hours: a lovely evening in the cultural heart of Amsterdam, with a spectacular view of Museumplein.
Private event options include catered dinners, walking dinners and cocktail tours. Our preferred partner Famous Flavours will see to your culinary needs while we quench your thirst for art. For questions, rates and reservations:Contact us