The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) seeks to examine contemporary art of today with fresh eyes. Besides its provocative, innovative exhibitions and multi-media projects, its mission is to make contemporary art accessible to audiences of all perspectives. Come explore various collections of the greatest of contemporary art and its historical influences!
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents 8-10 exhibitions annually and has featured, "AFRICOBRA: Messages to the people," "Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly," and "Jacob Fellander: How to Unlock a Portal." And, guess what? It gets better. MOCA is home to over 400 diverse works by a blend of local, national and international contemporary artists including Pablo Cano, Teresita Fernandez, Keith Haring, and Alex Katz among several others.
The Museum of Contemporary Art evolved from the original Center of Contemporary Art and was introduced in a modest single gallery space in 1981. Shortly after, the museum opened a new building designed by American architect, Charles Gwarthmey of the architect firm, "Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects" alongside Miami firm Gelabert-Navia. Since then, it has become a site to explore new artists, examine art from contemporary masters and inspire further understanding of all moving parts of the cultural heritage.
Do I hear the saxophone? Add a "jazz show" to that travel itinerary of yours and enjoy a free outdoor concert held on every last Friday of every month at 8 pm. Jazz at MOCA has featured jazz artists like Jean P. Jam, French Horn Collective, and Leon Foster Thomas. Jazz lovers, you'll thank me later! Aside from jazz, MOCA offers education programs such, Contemporary Art Boot Camp lectures, 5 Minutes of Fame artists forums, and Arts for All, (hands-on art classes for adults)!
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