Sound Gallery: MOCA's Micro Concert Series
July 9, 2020
Introducing Sound Gallery: MOCA's Micro Concert Series, a collaboration with Bold City Contemporary Ensemble. In the first installment of our 10-part virtual concert series, Linda Minke and Philip Pan respond to George McNeil's Street Crossing by performing Gary Smart's Street Music.
THE COLLECTION: NORMAN FISHER'S SUBSCRIPTION BOXES VOL. IV
July 2, 2020
One of the highlights in the permanent collection at MOCA Jacksonville is a series of works donated by Jacksonville native, Norman Fisher, in 1979. Fisher spent several years in New York City in the 1960s where he befriended many artists and amassed an impressive collection that was later donated to MOCA. Many of the works in the Norman Fisher Collection are portfolio based works that were popularized in the late 1960s as a way to circumvent the traditional gallery system. One of the portfolios, 7objects/69 published by Tanglewood Press, is an unassuming wooden box containing works by David Bradshaw, Eva Hesse, Stephen Kaltenbach, Bruce Nauman, Alan Saret, Richard Serra, and Keith Sonnier.
Studio Sessions: Louise Freshman Brown
June 20, 2020
For this edition of the MOCA Studio Sessions, we take a tour of the studio of local artist Louise Freshman Brown. She is a painter and mixed medium artist whose works have been featured in exhibitions in museums and galleries in the United States and Europe. She has been regularly awarded for excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship, and continues to mentor many budding artists.
The Collection: Norman Fisher's Subscription Boxes Vol. III
June 8, 2020
In 1968, in a loft on the Upper Westside of Manhattan, William Copley and friend, Dmitri Petrov created the S.M.S. subscription boxes published through The Letter Edged in Black Press. They were portfolios of art by established and emerging artists produced and distributed as a way to bypass the traditional commercial gallery system. The loft was known as a utopian space for artists to work collaboratively in publication and performance, which also included “a buffet perpetually replenished by nearby Zabar's Delicatessen, an open bar, and a pay phone with a cigar box filled with dimes."
Studio Sessions: Sheila Goloborotko
June 5, 2020
Join artist, activist, and UNF Professor Sheila Goloborotko for an exclusive tour of her studio and learn more about her powerful work exploring some of the most pressing issues of our time.
Live Art Lesson: Collage
May 29, 2020
Coming up on Friday, May 29, a member of the MOCA Educator team is hosting a live art lesson on collage. Take a little creative to get your weekend started right!
UNF 2020 Virtual Senior Exhibition
May 22, 2020
Congratulations to the 2020 Senior class of the University of North Florida Department of Art, Art History and and Design! In celebration of their incredible accomplishment, we launched our first virtual exhibition to share artwork by Seniors from the UNF Painting &Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Graphic Design & Digital Media programs Click here to view the exhibition and to learn more about these outstanding students.
The Collection: Norman Fisher's Subscription Boxes Vol. II
May 18, 2020
In 1968, through The Letter Edged in Black Press, William Copley and friend, Dmitri Petrov created the S.M.S. subscription boxes. Portfolios of art by established and emerging artists produced and distributed as a way to circumvent the traditional commercial gallery system. In a previous post, we explored the history of the S.M.S. subscription boxes and took a closer look into boxes No. 1 and No. 3 in MOCA's Permanent Collection. Here, we will continue to explore two more boxes that are also in our collection as a part of our Museum at Home experience.
Studio Sessions: Doug Eng
May 12, 2020
Join photographer Doug Eng for a tour of his studio and learn about his process and journey as an artist.
Viewpoint: Angela Strassheim
May 10, 2020
We asked photographer Angela Strassheim to share with us her perspective on motherhood this Mother's Day.
Coffee with a Curator: Project Atrium Rina Banerjee
May 8, 2020
Artist Rina Banerjee in conversation with MOCA Senior Curator Ylva Rouse discusses the inspiration behind her 2020 Project Atrium installation.
The Collection: Norman Fisher's Subscription Boxes
April 28, 2020
Norman Fisher, a Jacksonville native, spent several years in New York City in the 1960s where he befriended many artists and began collecting artwork and ephemera. After his passing, his collection was donated to MOCA (the Jacksonville Art Museum at the time). One of the many works in his collection were a series of subscription boxes.
Figure Drawing with William McMahan
April 24, 2020
Twice a month, artist William McMahan offers figure drawing classes at MOCA Jacksonville for guests of all skill levels as a part of our Studio Practice adult art workshop series. Today, we are offering lessons to you at home. All you need to enjoy this virtual drawing class with McMahan is a pencil and paper. Click the photo above to get started. We hope you consider becoming a Member today to receive perks like discounts on his Drink and Draw and Figure Friday classes when the museum reopens, or please share this online class with a friend. We need your support today!
Studio Sessions: Joe Segal
April 23, 2020
Welcome to MOCA Jacksonville new series, Studio Sessions, where artists invite you into their studio to share about their experience and work. We asked Joe Segal, an artist based in North Florida, to share with us as our first collaborator.
On View: Jacqueline B. Holmes' Passion for Bringing Art to the Community
April 13, 2020
MOCA Jacksonville is honored to celebrate the legacy of this extraordinary woman, through our exhibition Breaking Boundaries: The Vision of Jacqueline B. Holmes. Jacqueline "Jacque” Holmes played an integral part in building the contemporary art scene in Jacksonville, Florida.
Artist in Residence: Jenn Peek
April 6, 2020
Every year MOCA Jacksonville collaborates with the University of North Florida's College of Art and Design to choose a new UNF Student Artist-in-Residence. The selected student receives a studio at MOCA Jacksonville to complete a new body of work and hone skills over the course of their final year of college.
MOCA Movie Night: The Queen (1968)
April 4, 2020
Who doesn't love a good movie night with friends? While our theater may be temporarily closed, MOCA Jacksonville continues to celebrate the best in alternative cinema. Introducing MOCA Movie Night!
On View: Recent Acquisitions: History in the Making
April 2, 2020
MOCA Jacksonville's current exhibition Recent Acquisitions: History in the Making features works in our permanent collection that have been acquired in the past three years. You may not be able to visit it in person, but you can take a peek here!
#5 Women Artists
March 31, 2020
MOCA Jacksonville is taking up the challenge started byThe National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) to answer the question “Can you name five women artists?”
Tune In: The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
March 28, 2020
Here at MOCA JAX smART Online, we will be creating content to celebrate performing artists and organizations that we collaborate with on public programs in order raise awareness and support them during this difficult time. Throughout the year, we host the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and their Youth Orchestra to play in our Atrium Gallery.
Inspired: Smoke Painting with Artist Rosemarie Fiore
March 26, 2020
We could all use a little inspiration and invention right now as we hunker down at home! Rosemarie Fiore is an artist that pushes the envelope in exploring new mediums. In 2018, MOCA Jacksonville in partnership with the space 42 gallery hosted Fiore for a public art experience, where she demonstrated her process of painting with firework smoke.
MOCA JAX Video Gallery
March 25, 2020
Check out MOCA Jacksonville's online gallery of video experiences.