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 Commentary
  • The Evolution of Mark-making
  • Material as Meaning
  • New Media
  • Process and Object Relationship
  • (Re)presentation

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 collection.

Should you have questions about the collection or interest in borrowing an artwork for an exhibition, please contact a member of the Curatorial Department.

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