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Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC)

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is a contemporary arts museum in Bangkok, Thailand. The plans for a contemporary art museum in Bangkok were initiated by Bangkok governor Bhichit Rattakul. Construction started in 2000, but was later halted due to funding problems and alleged corruption. In 2005, the project was restarted. Originally named Bangkok Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art (BMOCA), it was renamed to Bangkok Art and Culture Centre before opening.

The museum opened in July 2008 with the inaugural exhibition "Always Roaming with a Hungry Heart" of photos by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Currently, "Traces of Siamese Smile: Art+Faith+Politics+Love" is being featured until November 23.

The display includes more than 300 works by Thai and international artists. Located in the center of downtown Bangkok, the Centre is currently a landmark with a huge statue of what some could label as a space woman, done in white, seated, about 20 feet tall. The photo herein is quite misleading because the Centre is not a part of EGV movie theaters. Its style is modern inside with a round center space in the main entry hall and several glass enclosed (room sized) spaces off to the right.

Open: from 11 am to 6 pm

Admission Fee: Free Entrance

Getting There:

On National Stadium BTP Station (entrance just 50m on the left side in station exit)


939 Rama 1 Rd,
Bangkok 10330,
Phone: +66 2 214 6630

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