Since opening in 1994, MAMCO (Musée d’art moderne et contemporain) has developed a new type of art museum dedicated to the art of our time in Geneva. Today, MAMCO can base its work on a collection of 4000 pieces of which it owns over 1500. It has presented over 300 exhibitions in twelve years. Installed in a beautiful former factory bought by the city of Geneva, its public spaces cover 3500 m2. MAMCO is thus to date the largest and most contemporary art museum in Switzerland. The building is now called the Bac (Bâtiment d’art contemporain).MAMCO is also a style of life and work, placing art and artists at the centre of the museum. It is intended for all audiences who wish to be informed about recent creation and to find ways of appreciating it. Working principally on the art of the last fifty years, this institution insists on its idea of the museum as a global exhibit, alternating between permanent and temporary exhibitions and varying types of space and hanging (from a collector’ s apartment to a bare loft space, or a white cube, studio, warehouse, etc.). MAMCO insists on space dedicated to lasting monographic presentations and also pays attention to the Geneva and Swiss artistic scene.


Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 10
1205 Genève
+41 22 320 61 22
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Access:parking : Plainpalais; tram : lignes 12 et 15, arrêt Rond-Point de Plainpalais; bus : ligne 1, arrêt École de médecine. La rue des Vieux-Grenadiers est perpendiculaire à l’avenue du Mail qui longe la plaine de Plainpalais. L’entrée du musée se trouve dans la cour située entre la rue des Vieux-Grenadiers et la rue Gourgas
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