Moco Amsterdam is a private museum dedicated to contemporary art and located in Villa Alsberg, a townhouse overlooking the Museumplein in central Amsterdam.
Moco Amsterdam was designed in 1904 by Eduard Cuypers, nephew of the renowned Pierre Cuypers, designer of Amsterdam Central Station and the Rijksmuseum. This privately-owned residence was one of the first family homes built along Museumplein and retained this function until 1939. Subsequently, the house was let to priests who taught at the Saint Nicolas School in Amsterdam, and later it was converted into an office for a law firm. Moco Museum advocates for the inclusive museum model. We create accessible shows and exhibitions in Amsterdam and Barcelona that enlighten, inspire, and empower the community. For this reason, Moco has become a leading destination for art lovers around the world. “We use the power of art to challenge the norm, champion the truth, open up minds, and question the world around us.” As the name suggests, modern and contemporary art from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, KAWS, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Tracey Emin, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, and more rightfully make up the Moco Masters Exhibition. Moco Museum also provides a platform for rising stars in the contemporary field, presenting solo shows by THE KID, Guillermo Lorca, and Reflecting Forward by Studio Irma, and more to come! **Voice of the Streets** Moco embraces the voice of street art because it connects people, challenges ideologies, and activates involvement. In Barcelona and Amsterdam, Moco Museum makes a point to exhibit works from artists like JR, OsGemeos, Icy & Sot, Stik, and Banksy for encouraging conversations about our world and shared existence. **Dare to Change** As it’s reflected in Moco’s collection of art, so too is the museum’s philanthropic support of charities such as Movement On The Ground, Aidsfonds, Metakids. Moco Museum strives to empower and help others whenever possible. Our founding spirit has always been to see the world so enlightened that peace and unity are inevitable. Part of the proceeds from Moco Museum is donated to charities close to the hearts of the initiators.