Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Opened in October 2014 by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMVI) stands as the Kingdom’s pioneering institution solely dedicated to modern and contemporary arts. It holds the distinction of being the first public institution to adhere to international museographic standards.

Located in the capital, Rabat, the museum’s architecture is deeply intertwined with the city’s essence. Among a blend of distinctive architectural styles and cultural diversity, the building was conceived to seamlessly integrate into its urban surroundings.

This involved a conceptual approach that harmonized the modern creative processes with secular heritage assimilated within the city. Initiated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the establishment of a museum dedicated to modern and contemporary artistic expression aligns with the royal planning of enriching the country’s cultural landscape. It also symbolizes a significant historical endeavor with a clear mission: to safeguard and promote our artistic heritage, foster creativity, and contribute to cultural democratization and prosperity.

Notably, in 2021, the MMVI took a pioneering step by installing solar panels, marking its distinction as the first environmentally sustainable museum in Africa. Today, the Museum has earned recognition among the esteemed Moroccan and African museums due to its extensive collections and impactful exhibitions. It actively engages in collaborative projects with leading museums worldwide.

The museum houses over 500 paintings and a dozen sculptures, meticulously preserved, studied, and predominantly displayed for public appreciation. Each year hosting temporary exhibitions of international caliber, providing visitors with the opportunity to explore artists and themes.

The museum has showcased works by eminent artists such as César, Giacometti, Goya, Picasso, Monet, Cézanne, Sisley, Renoir, El Glaoui, Cherkaoui, Gharbaoui, Chaibia Talal, Delacroix, Cartier-Bresson, and others through special exhibitions and retrospectives.
It’s open from Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm, with the exception of Tuesdays.

Tickets are sold at the museum for 60 dirhams per person.