(Pics) MONA: Australia’s Largest Private Art Museum

The Museum of Old and New Art, is set to open in January of 2011, and features innovative details such as eight guestrooms.

The Museum of Old and New Art, Australia’s largest private museum is set to open in January of 2011.  Located in the Moorilla Estate winery, the massive 6000 square meter museum sits on the banks of Tasmania’s Derwent River.  Housing an art collection of ancient antiquities through to contemporary works of internationally-acclaimed artists like Anselm Kiefer, Damien Hirst, Chris Ofili and Australia’s own Sidney Nolan; MONA also has eight pavilions for guests who wish to stay in the vineyard.

Named after prominent Australian artists of the museum, such as Arthur Boyd, Brett Whiteley and Charles Blackman; each pavilion is filled with art pieces (old and new), and sports furnishings from top international designers.  Designed by Nonda Katsalidis, the lighter side of MONA comes out with in-room video art installations from artists like Tamy Ben-Tor the Israeli performance artist who reportedly “pokes fun at ‘stupid rich people who buy art.”

Museum of Old and New Art

[via LostAtEMinor]