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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  • July 15, 2017
    Moca is a smaller museum but it is packed with charm and beauty. They do a great job of bringing great exhibits and very interesting Artists. They seem to be very ingratiated with the Community. There...  more »
  • June 20, 2017
    Since we are very interested in Contemporary Art we always search local museum in whatever location we visit. The MOCA is in my opinion , one of the better offerings in the Miami area. Although its bu...  more »
  • May 9, 2017
    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 »
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  • March 18, 2017
    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.
  • June 23, 2017
    I enjoy different exhibit and tour . It is a nice museum actually . Good low key place to go on a date.
  • June 22, 2017
    Nice place. I love all of the paintings and figures.
  • June 28, 2017
    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.
  • June 11, 2017
    A lot to learn .Good place for all ages .

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