Lunch & Learn: Of Many Ancestors with Professor Nofa Dixon

Friday, June 21, 2019 // 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Event Description

© ROBBERT FLICKMidwest Diary #75256-29, 1975. Photograph, 17 x 20 ½ inches. Museum purchase fund, 1976.08

Join artist and UNF professor, Nofa Dixon, in the MOCA Learning Lounge for a buffet lunch provided by NOLA MOCA, a brief lecture, and a private tour of the Permanent Collection exhibition, Of Many Ancestors.

Taking its title from a previously unexhibited acrylic collage by Karl Zerbe from 1961, Of Many Ancestors is a celebration of the cultural richness of works present in MOCA's Permanent Collection. This exhibition brings together work by artists from several cultural backgrounds and nationalities, all of whom lived and worked in the United States, and many of whom immigrated here and became citizens. This exhibition reminds viewers that art and ideas are not divided by human-made borders and processes, but rather are fluid, migratory, and ever enriching.

Nofa Farha Dixon has been an art educator, a professional artist and an active member of the Jacksonville Community for several decades. She served as Curator of Education at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville for twelve years prior to becoming a faculty member in the Department of Art and Design at the University of North Florida where she taught drawing, painting and design classes. She served as an Artist-in-Residence for Duval County Schools, 1997-1999, and in 1998 was awarded the Art Educator of the Year by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

$25 for Members and Member Guests

$30 for Non-members

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For questons about Lunch & Learn, contact Emily Devine at or call (904) 620-1214