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Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Miami

(2.2/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
The Museum of Contemporary Art is a collecting museum located in the heart of downtown North Miami, Florida. MoCA offers visitors both temporary exhibitions and exhibitions of its collection. The 23000sqft structure was designed by the internationally acclaimed architecture firm Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, New York, which worked in conjunction with the Miami firm of Gelabert-Navia to create the building.HistoryThe Museum of Contemporary Art began as the Center for Contemporary art in a single gallery space in 1981. In 1996, the museum opened a new building, following the establishment of its permanent collection in 1995.MOCA’s Optic Nerve is recognized as an important forum for emerging artists working in film. Since its inception in 2000, over 220 artists have been featured in this series, many of them publicly presenting their work for the first time.In the fall of 2014, a longtime conflict between the City of North Miami and the museum's board of trustees led to the establishment of a new arts organization, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami's Design District. The split came after a lawsuit claimed that the City of North Miami failed to meet its obligation to the museum, damaging its reputation. The lawsuit was eventually settled and as a condition, approximately 70 percent of MOCA's 700 works of art were gifted to the city. 200 pieces were to be held by the new organization, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA Miami).
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  • Buzz as it is known, is located in a neighborhood with other interesting cultural activities. The small Museum presents critical texts of contemporary art that indicate the qualification of the staff. Next it is possible to find a great chop in a typical American bar and also a cafeteria which offers delights and espresso too.
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  • We believe a Museum of the same level of quality as that of the Perez Art Museum, but this had nothing to do. Especially don't waste time looking for this Museum and if nevertheless you have insisted in mind discovering a Pearl, you'll for your expenses, I mean that you will lose the $ 5 per person that you will be claimed at the entrance. They were five security guards and us, only to go through the two rooms in less than ten minutes chrono. More district look not animations, nor of troquet, kidney, the area! Back in our beautiful convertible to other more interesting horizons.
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  • The Museum is tiny, no future interest except for an artist that we want to see, because there is only an exhibition both
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  • This s a wonderful, though small museum. This won't hold a day's visit but will certainly make for a 2-3 hours visit provided one is liking modern art. The surrounding streets are nice as well
  • Very hip museum showcasing contemporary art. Even the building is a beautiful piece of art in itself.
  • Amazing! Simply amazing.
  • The museum is really small. The frequent patrons are snobs. It's cliche. I don't feel a sense of belonging. Anyway, they have events outside the museum every Friday nights. That's the best experience.
  • The place is to small I will not recommend it to none of your out of town gs