MONA is an art museum that houses both ancient, modern and contemporary pieces. The collection has been described by its founder David Walsh as "a subversive adult Disneyland" because it deals with themes such as a death in all its forms or even more specifically sex which can be seen throughout history from across cultures' boundaries
The opening date for this privately funded institution was January 2011.
The new museum was officially opened on 21 January 2011, coinciding with the third MOFO festival. The afternoon opening party was attended by 1,350 invited guests and 2 500 members of the public who were selected at random through a ballot for an evening event that included performances
MONA offers an unusual membership program called "Eternity Membership", which not only includes lifetime free admission but notably earns members the right to be cremated and their remains housed in a specially created cemetery for all eternity.
What to do in MONA
The Museum of Modern Art in Sydney is hosting an inaugural exhibition that features some eye-catching modernist artwork. Australia's largest piece, Sidney Nolan’s Snake mural from 1954 is on display for all to see; it has not been seen publically before except through photos taken inside the room where it resides at State Gallery Of Victoria (Sidney Hooker) . Other notable pieces include Stephen Shanabrook's 'On The Road To Heaven The Highway Hell', which symbolizes suicide bombers heading towards heaven while being blown up by their own bombs -- cast into dark chocolate are remains modelled after human digestive system enzymes performing necessary functions but producing waste material too volatile.
Visitors to this installation can choose from a variety of interpretations for any given piece. They are encouraged by the use of headphones and an iPod-like device called 'The O', which has built in GPS that detects where you're located at within it's holder territory and displays information about nearby artwork accordingly
This new way experience art without being told how old or modern these pieces really might be!
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Address: 199 New Town Rd, New Town TAS 7008
Telephone: (03) 6152 6136