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Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Miami

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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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  • Although we were at first disappointed to learn that there was only one exhibit, we were pleasantly surprised to discover how interesting the very large pieces by Victor and Ekaterina are. The combina...  more »
  • The building itself is interesting and the exhibits are good also but you would think that for a city this large they would have a much bigger museum for contemporary art . They have some nights where...  more »
  • Made a special trip to this museum today, hard to find where we were supposed to park (very poor signage), finally got there and there was not even one exhibit open. Made a special trip through traffi...  more »
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  • only wish I had mo' time. next time! wonderful space, lovely folk in the public sphere. impressed by book section in museum shop. call me envious! can't wait to darken their door again.
  • I enjoy different exhibit and tour . It is a nice museum actually . Good low key place to go on a date.
  • Nice place. I love all of the paintings and figures.
  • A lot of the art work was depressing at this time. It was my first and last time there. Because it took very little time to go through it. Like about 20 minutes. They need more rooms or a second floor.
  • A lot to learn .Good place for all ages .