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Modern Art Oxford

30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, England
+44 1865 722733
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Great coffee and cakes but poor exhibitions

Having seen some really interesting installation pieces in the past I assumed that this would have... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
JayneHTB
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Berkshire, England
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Decent cafe

It just doesnt do it for me. I used to live in Oxfordshire and went a few times way back and now... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
patacakeUk
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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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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Having seen some really interesting installation pieces in the past I assumed that this would have equally thought provoking works. Sadly no. What we saw was just really dull and we were thinking that we had wasted ou time until we reached the cafe which...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

It just doesnt do it for me. I used to live in Oxfordshire and went a few times way back and now, revisiting the city I love, Im still not wild about this place. Cafe is ok. Staff ok but the work on show...nope.

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

There is a brilliant exhibition on at the moment - Woven histories by Hannah Ryggen. Each tapestry has a story and when you watch the on screen story of Hannah and the way way see first went about making her work its an inspiration ....More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. An interesting program of contemporary art exhibitions and a lovely cafe to enjoy a coffee and cake.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

As with most museums, the exhibits currently on show will determine whether you enjoy your visit. My experience of this museum was to see the tapestries of Hannah Ryggen, an artist from Norway who did much of her work in the id 20th century. They...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

I often visit Oxford but I had never visited the Modern Art Oxford until now. There is a brilliant exhibition on at the moment - Woven histories by Hannah Ryggen. Each tapestry has a story to tell. They were more like paintings rather than tapestries....More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

It's always good to get some free stuff so I took a visit to the Modern Art Museum. I'm not a fan of modern art and this did not do anything to change my perception. Part of the museum was shut as they were changing...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Love Modern Art I always encourage visiting the museums in the cities you visit you will have a better understanding of the world.

Thank tarad476
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I went to Modern Art Oxford (MAO) as it was hosting a music gig, so this is a review of MAO in that capacity rather than as an art museum. Alas whilst the music was fine, it was one of the poorest venues for music...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I am local to Oxford so visit this gallery fairly regularly. The gallery is situated to the side of the Westgate Shopping Centre, down Pembroke St, in (I believe) an old brewery. It is quite a small space and the experience definitely depends on your...More

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