MOCA Jacksonville is a private nonprofit visual arts educational institution and cultural institute of the University of North Florida serving the community and its visitors through its exhibitions, collections, educational programs, and publications designed to enhance an understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art with particular emphasis on works created from 1960 to the present. All of this is made possible by the generous support of our community.

Learn more about our different sponsorship opportunities in the tabs below. For more information or questions, please reach out to the Development team at




The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2024, as the oldest art museum in the region and the second contemporary art museum to be established in the United States. This celebration year is an opportunity for MOCA to give back to the community that has been its home for a century by presenting groundbreaking exhibitions and programs that will engage the community and elevate Jacksonville as a regional destination for arts and culture.

One hundred years ago, a group of visionary, pioneering women came together to imagine the kind of city they wanted Jacksonville to be — the kind of community they wanted to live in and be a part of. At the core of their vision for a rich, vital, dynamic city were art, culture, and education. Thus, what we now call MOCA Jacksonville was born — first as a series of exhibitions by artists of the day, used as a fundraising tool to support public school education; then as a guild; and later as an art museum and educational leader.

A century later, MOCA’s mission remains focused on the art, artists, and ideas of our time, with a vision that unites education, creativity, and community building in the heart of downtown Jacksonville. Throughout 2024, MOCA will celebrate its centennial year — looking to the past to recognize the legacy of the visionary leaders and important milestones that have brought us to this point; marking this moment with extraordinary exhibitions and programs that will not only elevate MOCA, but provide a stimulus and create an energized destination for our Downtown to build upon; and imagine the future that we want for our great city, nourishing our community through art and culture for the next 100 years.


Learn about MOCA’s History


Your support is vital to making these plans a reality. We hope that you will join us in celebrating this momentous occasion for MOCA and for Jacksonville. During MOCA's anniversary year, any sponsor giving at the $100,000 level or above will receive recognition throughout the year as a Centennial Sponsor. Learn more about different ways to support MOCA’s centennial year below.


Give a Centennial Gift



Throughout MOCA’s anniversary year, the museum will feature world-class exhibitions and installations featuring some of the most important artists working today. The first half of the year will include an exciting Project Atrium installation from Frank Stella and A Walk on the Wild Side: ‘70s New York from the Norman E. Fisher collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. The second half of the year will feature an immersive and interactive installation by a leading high-tech media artist and the launch of a new featured exhibition series, both to be announced in the coming months! Learn more about these exhibitions and more in the Art & Exhibitions tab.



Help MOCA reach audiences throughout Jacksonville and beyond by advertising its exhibitions, programs, and special events. MOCA is committed to serving every segment of our local community, while also driving tourism to the area. This effort will include TV, radio, social media, and print advertising through local, regional, and national sources. 



Our world runs on content that showcases the excitement of experiences. Photo and video content helps people visualize the impact of an experience and provides accessibility to audiences of people who may not be able to visit the museum spaces in person. Support the museum’s storytelling efforts by underwriting professional photography and videography services to document exhibitions, public programs, and special events, as well as create original videos to tell the story of MOCA’s history and vision for the future. Photography and video services will support accessible 360 degree tours, marketing campaigns, advertising, media coverage, printed collateral, social media, and more.



Additional sponsorship, naming, and endowment opportunities are available. To learn more about MOCA Jacksonville's exhibitions, educational initiatives, public programs, and special events, please contact a member of our Development team at or 904-620- 4215.


Give a Centennial Gift



Bringing art and artists of the highest caliber to Jacksonville requires the dedication and commitment of our community. These exhibitions will attract area residents and arts tourists to MOCA, elevating both Downtown Jacksonville and Northeast Florida as hubs for important artistic activity, a reputation that will outlive the year. 


Emil Alzamora: Starship Abundance


In this exhibition, New York based artist Emil Alzamora (b. 1975 Lima, Peru) presents a multidisciplinary exhibition, intended “as a nod to the seemingly unending richness that abounds on planet Earth.” Alzamora is best known for his sculpture, where he employs a wide range of materials and techniques to explore the human form, both physically and psychologically.  LEARN MORE >> 


Fill My Heart With Hope 
Works from the Gordon W. Bailey Collection 

JULY 2024 – MARCH 2025

The exceptional works in this exhibition reflect Bailey’s decades-long advocacy of marginalized artists, particularly Black Southerners. All of the artists featured in the inclusive exhibition, whether because of their gender, race, religion, or socio-economic status, pushed through discrimination and overcame various hardships. LEARN MORE >>


Project Atrium: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Spectral Subjects 

AUGUST 2024 – JANUARY 2025

World-renowned artist, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, has proposed an installation that, using state-of-the-art thermal imaging software, detects heat and cold in the environment. The changes in temperature, caused by the visitor’s body heat, as well as the building’s air circulation and ventilation, will manifest as colossal wall projections in the atrium. LEARN MORE >> 


Jax Contemporary 
A Juried Art Show for Greater Jacksonville 


Following its celebration of its centenary 2024, MOCA Jacksonville is excited to launch JAX Contemporary, a triennial art exhibition bringing to the fore the artistic talent in the Greater Jacksonville and Northeast Florida region, including Flagler, Putnam, Baker, Clay, St. Johns, Duval, and Nassau Counties. This initiative is intended to deepen the museum’s relationship with the local arts community and to foster the growth of the arts ecosystem of the area. 


The Armory South 
The 1924 Jacksonville Women's Club Exhibition Rediscovered 


This exhibition will reassemble core works from a forgotten but seminal Modernist exhibition mounted in March 1924 by the Woman's Club of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Fine Arts Society and Art Exhibit Fund, which would later become MOCA Jacksonville. Organized by four local women artists, led by Merrydelle Hoyt, and curated by artist Wood Gaylor, the exhibition included nearly 200 works of art by more than eighty of the leading American artists of the 1920s, and featured works by Walt Kuhn, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Thomas Hart Benton, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Niles Spencer, Robert Laurent, Katherine Schmidt, Theresa Bernstein, George Ault, Peggy Bacon, and Joseph Stella, among many others.


To learn more about Art & Exhibition opportunities, please reach out to the Development team at



Share MOCA Jacksonville’s mission with all in our community through free admission opportunities, military and mental health partnerships, accessibility tools, and needs-based enrichment. Museums are spaces that bring communities together through enriching experiences, new perspectives, and opportunities to learn and connect. Great museums are a sign of a strong metropolitan area with the ability to attract a range of professionals, families, and individuals who contribute to the local economy. MOCA Jacksonville believes in serving Northeast Florida by providing an inspiring, contemplative space for visitors to enjoy and learn about the art, artists, and ideas of our time. With an ambitious program schedule, MOCA enables discussion and debate, critical and creative thinking, and cultural exploration, while acting as a vital community convener for creative conversation. The museum team is committed to providing opportunities to connect and experiences that are welcoming, respectful, thought-provoking, and engaging.



One of the most significant barriers to access for museum content is the cost associated with visiting. The incredible popularity, diversity of visitor groups, and increased attendance on MOCA’s existing free admission days clearly illustrates the need in our community for expanded access to art and culture.



  • Blue Star Museum Program // CSX
  • Family Days // PNC
  • Free Access Days 
  • Free Saturday // Vystar Credit Union
  • Museum Nights // Florida Blue 



MOCA is a leader in creating new ways for the community to access museum content.  Whether serving visitors of different ages and experiences, those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, or visitors with limited mobility, vision, or hearing, it is always MOCA’s goal to create an environment that is welcoming and accessible to everyone.



  • 360 Virtual Tours
  • ASL Interpreters
  • Autism Creates // Edna Sproull Williams Foundation
  • Accessible Tours 
  • Kids Activity & Family Guides 
  • Sensory Hours 
  • Special Education Internships
  • Mental Health Tours // JACK Mental Health Advocacy
To learn more about Access & Community Building opportunities, please reach out to the Development team at



MOCA’s Education team serves the community through a combination of classes, camps, and tours, empowering thousands of young community members with opportunities to experience contemporary art, artists, and ideas through educational programs, family activities, and self-guided resources to enhance their museum experience.

The Education team is committed to developing programming that opens doors to different segments of the community, in order to reach a wide range of youth audiences. Programming includes opportunities for children to explore art and ideas with the guidance of an in-person educator with programs like Kids Art Lab and Camps @ MOCA. Families can engage in group programming with opportunities like Autism Creates — an accessible class developed to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities — and Family Day programs that offer art making and experiential activities with community partners at the museum. School communities can engage through museum-based school tours, virtual Meet Me @ MOCA tours, or Voice of the People, a project that invites classes to engage with works of art and complete written works in response, that are shared within the exhibition. The museum also offers opportunities for teen engagement through programs like Teen Teachers — a volunteer program that supports camp — and Teen Art Council — a new program focused on engaging teens in creating the kinds of programming that is meaningful to them.



The museum offers programming designed to engage local youth in experiences that explore contemporary art, artists, and ideas through a range of programs that build the community’s next generation of creative contributors. These opportunities include STEAM-focused art classes, seasonal art camps, family-focused activities, programming developed by and for teens, and opportunities to complete volunteer service activities. Learn more about Youth Programming at MOCA



  • Autism Creates // Edna Sproull Williams Foundation
  • Camp @ MOCA 
  • Family Days // PNC
  • Kids Art Lab
  • Made @ MOCA



  • Emerging Artist Program
  • Teen Art Council
  • Teen Teachers

Learn About Youth Programs



MOCA’s school-based programming offers opportunities to K-12 and college students in Northeast Florida to engage with museum content in meaningful ways. In-person and virtual school tours and activities are available for all grade-levels with curriculum-based themes and interactive learning experiences. College students are able to access museum content independently, through class trips, or through museum-based learning and work opportunities. Learn more about School Programs at MOCA. [link to Education> Schools & Teachers]



  • Meet Me @ MOCA // Jesse Ball duPont Fund, Dr. Kip and Ann Strasma
  • School Tours
  • Voice of the People



  • Internships & Fellowships
  • Student Artist-in-Residence
  • Student Memberships
  • UNF Transportation

Learn About School Programs


To learn more about Youth Education opportunities, please reach out to the Development team at



With an ambitious program schedule, MOCA enables discussion and debate, critical and creative thinking, and cultural exploration, while acting as a vital community convener for creative conversation. We are committed to providing opportunities to connect and experiences that are welcoming, respectful, thought-provoking, and engaging.



MOCA hosts a selection of programs that expand the community’s knowledge of the art, artists, and ideas of our time. These programs serve thousands of adults annually and are created to explore the themes, artists, and techniques of each of different exhibitions, points of interest in current events, and hands-on art techniques. Current program selections include:



  • Brunch & Learn
  • Coffee With a Curator 
  • Ideas of Our Time Lectures
  • MOCA Movie Nights



  • Art of the Figure 
  • Artful Movement Yoga
  • Seize the Clay
  • Studio Practice


Learn About Adult Programs


To learn more about Public Programming opportunities, please reach out to the Development team at



A strong endowment ensures the ongoing strength and sustainability of any nonprofit organization, providing operational support for programs, positions, and activities vital to the organization’s success. For MOCA, building a strong endowment will ensure that the museum can continue to serve the city of Jacksonville, the Northeast Florida community, and the many tourists to our area, while meaningfully contributing to the national and international arts dialogue. Leave a lasting legacy and build sustainability that will ensure MOCA’s impact for the next 100 years by contributing toward key positions, museum spaces, the conservation and care of the collection, and program sustainability.



Support the ongoing leadership of the museum by ensuring its ability to hire and retain the best talent in the industry while supporting the work of key departments. Opportunities include:

  • Executive Director
  • Chief Curator Director of Education
  • Assistant Curator
  • Curatorial Research Fellow (student position)



Naming a space within the museum guarantees its maintenance and upkeep, as well as activities within the space that support the museum’s ongoing mission. Opportunities include:

  • Lobby // Teresa and Arthur Milam Lobby
  • 1A North Gallery
  • 1B Atrium Gallery // Haskell Atrium Gallery
  • 1C MOCA Theater
  • 2A North Gallery // David A. Stein Family Gallery
  • 2B Main Gallery
  • 2C South Gallery
  • 3A North Gallery 1 // Elli & Charles Zimmerman Family Gallery
  • 3B Main Gallery
  • 3C South Gallery
  • 5A Education Gallery
  • 5B Art Studio 1
  • 5C Art Studio 2
  • Art Storage (not shown)

Map of basic layout of MOCA building with floors 1, 2, 3, and 5 shown .



The University of North Florida Student Artist-in-Residence is a highly competitive annual opportunity that awards one student access to a MOCA Jacksonville studio and exhibition space to complete a new body of work and hone skills over the course of a final semester. Students are supported by museum staff through art critique, professional skills development, and the organization of an exhibition at a premier contemporary art museum.



Provide ongoing support that will empower the museum to bring artwork and exhibitions of the highest caliber to the Northeast Florida community. Every loan of artwork to the museum requires lender fees, crating and shipping, and insurance. Many also require increased security measures or conservation. Many works and exhibitions remain outside of MOCA Jacksonville’s reach, but funding for this endowment would allow access to a broader selection of options.



Art museums serve the community not only by showing interesting and meaningful works and exhibitions, but by adding academic research to the broader art historical dialogue, caring for the works of art in their collections, and ensuring their accessibility to future generations. Help MOCA to improve the visibility and preservation of its collection and ensure that this community retains access to incredible contemporary art for generations to come.



MOCA is an educational leader, providing learning opportunities for local youth, school-based populations, higher education, and adult-focused learning opportunities in the Jacksonville community and beyond via museum-based, community-based, and virtual programming venues. Empower the museum team to continue creating innovative opportunities for creative life-long learning.


To learn more about Endowment & Naming opportunities, please reach out to the Development team at