Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art is the most competent and influential institution in the Republic of Macedonia in discovering, treasuring and preserving the great value of the art and culture of our age.
Elegantly adapted to the configuration of the Skopje medieval fortress and surrounded by the panoramic view of the city, the Museum building, constructed in 1970, is an excellent example of the architecture of the late modernism and symbol of the renewal of Skopje after the 1963 earthquake. The building project was donated by the Polish Government, which made a national competition and where the joint work of the Polish architects: J. Mokrzynski, E. Wierzbicki and W. Klyzewski was accepted.
Having a total area of 5000 sq. m., the Museum building is made up of three connected wings, which include over 3.000 sq.m. rooms for the permanent and temporary exhibitions, cinema theater with 120 seats, the library and archives, administration, the conservation room, storages and other departments, and a museum shop and cafeteria. The great park areas, that enable the installation of various sculptural projects, as well as the spacious parking lot further relate to the immediate environment of the Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art.

In addition to its collection, the Museum also organizes and presents domestic and international exhibition projects in the field of art, photography and architecture. It is the only institution in Macedonia that continuously collects and processes the complete documentation on Macedonian art. The Museum is also the only institution which presents historically relevant films, as well as specially conceived author’s or national programs of the recent movie production. A significant part of the Museum activity includes also the video programs, performances, lectures, panel discussions, seminars and various other auxiliary actions. The extension of specific educational programs is intended to bring closer the art to as much as possible interested public. In further promoting these intentions, we should also mention here the expanding publishing program by the Museum of separate movie, educational and critical theoretical editions, as well as publishing of The Large Glass, the only magazine in Macedonia dedicated to the visual arts.


Samoilova bb
Skopje, 1000
+389 (0)2 311 77 34

Working hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday 09:00 – 13:00

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