At Capacity

March 18 - June 5, 2011
ATCAP 12_8449

ATCAP 12_8449

ATCAP 06_8396

ATCAP 06_8396

ATCAP 17_8497

ATCAP 17_8497

ATCAP 15_8483

ATCAP 15_8483

ATCAP 14_8475

ATCAP 14_8475

ATCAP 08_8398

ATCAP 08_8398

ATCAP 11_8440

ATCAP 11_8440

ATCAP 10_8429

ATCAP 10_8429

ATCAP 09_8421

ATCAP 09_8421

ATCAP 05_8385

ATCAP 05_8385

ATCAP 04_8365

ATCAP 04_8365

ATCAP 02_8372

ATCAP 02_8372

ATCAP 12_8449ATCAP 06_8396ATCAP 17_8497ATCAP 15_8483ATCAP 14_8475ATCAP 08_8398ATCAP 11_8440ATCAP 10_8429ATCAP 09_8421ATCAP 05_8385ATCAP 04_8365ATCAP 02_8372

At Capacity: Large Scale Works from the Permanent Collection

March 18 – June 5, 2011

Fifteen years ago, MOCA inaugurated its Joan Lehman building as a collecting institution to fill a void in Miami as the only museum dedicated to exhibiting and collecting contemporary art. Thanks to the outstanding generosity of local and international collectors and patrons to MOCA’s acquisition fund, the current museum facility is “at capacity.” In addition to its growth in size — now over 600 works — the collection’s impressive monumental works and installations have become one of the museum’s hallmarks that distinguishes MOCA’s role nationally and internationally.

This selection is just a small sample of the museum’s holdings, which will occupy the new 16,000 square-foot permanent collection galleries of MOCA’s expansion.

MOCA’s permanent collection is known internationally, with installations co-owned with the Tate Modern in London and works such as John Baldessari’s Three Red Paintings, which has just returned from a world-wide retrospective with stops at London’s Tate Modern, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Matthew Barney, Jack Pierson, and Jorge Pardo were included in MOCA’s landmark inaugural exhibition, Defining the Nineties (February 1996). Pierson’s Paradise Lights has illuminated the courtyard since1996 and  has become a renowned icon for MOCA and Miami.