Jacksonville's contemporary art collection
MOCA Jacksonville primarily collects work from 1960 to the present.
The Museum’s permanent collection
currently consists of nearly 1,000 works of art, including painting, photography,
printmaking, sculpture, works on paper, and new media. With over 500 artists
represented in the collection, MOCA Jacksonville endeavors to create a
Permanent Collection of significant depth, scope, and quality to be used for
study, scholarly research, and exhibition—all tools that foster an education,
awareness and experience with contemporary visual art.
In 2016, the Museum adopted a new thematic
collecting strategy to chart the permanent collection’s ongoing growth and
interpretation. Rather than discuss the collection in chronological terms, the
six broad themes are:
- Art as Social
- The Evolution of
- Material as Meaning
- New Media
- Process and Object
Many artists and their works fall
within multiple categories and highlight the depth and range of their artistic
practices. These themes will grow in tandem with the growth of the permanent
Should you have questions about the collection or
interest in borrowing an artwork for an exhibition, please contact a member of
the Curatorial Department.