Situated in the West Kowloon Cultural District, M+ is Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture and one of the largest contemporary museums in the world.
Recently opened to the public, M+ has been designed by a global team from the world-renowned architecture practice Herzog & de Meuron in partnership with TFP Farrells and Arup. The M+ building occupies a total floor area of 65,000 sqm with 33 galleries covering a 17,000-sqm exhibition space.
M+ houses five permanent collections that are rooted in Asia, forming the backbone of the M+ collectives.
Major sections include:
- Hong Kong: Here and Beyond – a visual journey of the city from the 60s to the present day, exploring Hong Kong’s architecture, design and cinema.
- M+ Sigg Collection: From Revolution to Globalization – dedicated to four significant decades of contemporary Chinese art from 1970 to 2012.
- Things, Spaces, Interactions – with a core focus on design and architecture from Asia and beyond, this area showcases over 500 objects that have built societies and shaped identities.
- Individuals, Networks, Expressions – an expansive artistic story from the 50s to the present day, documenting the vision and rise of contemporary Asia on the world stage.
- Antony Gormley: Asian Field – be prepared to meet a sea of clay figurines made by the residents of Xiangshan village in Guangdong.
There are some very nice restaurants and cafes at the harbour-side Art Park and you can easily spend the entire day here.
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