“I am delighted to have this opportunity to support this institution, for which I have such admiration and affection, in the creation of a meaningful endowment fund. Such a fund will complement and nourish the Museum's collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, all which have grown so successfully under Marcelle Polednik's superb leadership of the past four years. I hope that others will join me in this initiative, which is so important to MOCA Jacksonville's continued growth and financial security,” Haskell said.
This is one of the single largest gifts from an individual contributor to a cultural organization in the history of Jacksonville. The gift has no restrictions.
Haskell is the founder of integrated design-build firm The Haskell Company and a former chair of the MOCA Jacksonville Board of Trustees. He currently serves as trustee emeritus, and his daughter Sally Singletary is a member of the Board of Trustees. Haskell's long-term support of MOCA Jacksonville mirrors his commitment to the Museum's mission to promote the discovery, knowledge, and advancement of the art, artists, and ideas of our time.
That mission is reflected in MOCA Jacksonville's self-curated exhibitions, such as WHITE, opening to the public on January 24. MOCA Jacksonville is unique in Northeast Florida not only for its emphasis on contemporary art-that is, artists living and producing art today-but also for the significant resources it dedicates to crafting singular exhibitions and programs. The Museum's staff originates and implements the vast majority of its exhibitions each year, showcasing emerging artists and exhibitions that present significant contributions to the scholarship of contemporary art.