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“Not up to expectations”

Museum of Modern Art
Ranked #108 of 230 things to do in Baku
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Some reviews and some of the exciting architecture in Baku led us to believe this would be an excellent and stimulating gallery. It's an interesting open-plan building with white display spaces branching in all directions from the central atrium, but at least when we went there the artworks were fairly ordinary, with no cutting-edge modern pieces.There's a cafe upstairs overlooking the central area.

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting collection of modern art (local artists and some artworks of world famous painters like Dali and Picasso). Definitely need to see this museum.

2  Thank Daria E
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I went first thing on a Sunday morning (it opens at 11) and had it to myself for 2 hours. Magical.

Wonderful space - two floors with large atrium in middle like a glasshouse, green plants and white walls showing off the art magnificently. One of the staff members was nicely attentive, wanting to practice his English on me, and was most helpful. I had a coffee from the cafe too which was lovely and allowed me to sit in the peace and quiet and take in the space.

Whether you like modern art or not I would recommend this place for the building and the ambience. It took me 15 mins max to walk from the area of the Park Inn / Hilton hotels. Entry was 5 Manats.

5  Thank AHZambia
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

MIM is by far the best art museum I've been to and as a trained art historian, I go to these quite often. It's one of the latest additions to the cultural scene in Baku and definitely worth going to. Firstly, it houses a stunning collection of 20th century avant-garde art (mostly paintings but also lots of sculptures) from Azerbaijan and the region. Secondly, the interior architecture of the museum is an art-piece in itself. The interior is unlike most museums you've been to, trust me. In fact, the interior is rather coherent with the type of art MIM collects and displays, which makes for an excellent visitor experience on all levels. I believe you can ask for a tour guide but it's equally pleasant to wonder around the museum on your own, soaking up the atmosphere and art. Definitely the best cultural attraction in Baku!

4  Thank Magdalena N
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