Opening Celebration Videos

Discover the essence of contemporary art, artists, and ideas in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville at MOCA Jacksonville. As a cultural institute affiliated with the University of North Florida, we are dedicated to enriching the community and engaging visitors through exhibitions, collections, educational programs, and publications that breathe life into contemporary art for all ages.

MOCA's opening celebrations are community events that highlight the art, artists, and ideas of our time. They feature exclusive Donors Circle and MOCA Member early access, and then open to all. Attendees enjoy live music, drinks from the MOCA Bar, lite bites from SoulFULL Eats, and a first look at the newest exhibitions at MOCA. 

Project Atrium: Frank Stella Jacksonville Stacked Stars

February 29, 2024 
This monumental installation features a brand new work of sculpture by Frank Stella, one of the most influential contemporary artists working today. In his early career, Stella’s work was a turning point in modern art and the catalyst for the minimalist movement. His inventive spirit and ever-evolving approach to materials and style have helped him remain relevant and impactful for more than 60 years. The Project Atrium installation is accompanied by an exhibition of prints from the MOCA collection, with loans from local collectors.

A Walk On The Wild Side

'70s New York in the Norman Fisher Collection

January 18, 2024 
On the occasion of the museum’s 100th anniversary, MOCA presents an exhibition built around one of its most significant holdings. The collection offers an expansive view of late 20th-century American culture; a moment of radical creative experimentation across the visual, literary, and performing arts. The exhibition traces this exciting time through works of sculpture, video, and installations, by seminal figures such as Tina Girouard, Philip Glass, Joan Jonas, Richard “Dickie” Landry, Gordon Matta-Clark, Andy Warhol, Robert Wilson, and more.

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