Jazz at MOCA × Leesa Richards

Feb. 26 | 8pm

Friday, Feb 26th, 8pm  |  Free Rain or Shine!!!!   Singer-Songwriter Leesa Richards is a storyteller, a soulful voice offering a soundtrack to the narratives of life. Her sound taps into the deep roots of r&b, the poetry of jazz and folk and the energy of rock. Her debut solo »

Place: Imagined Places and (De)Territorialized Identities in Postcolonial Black Arts

Feb.13 | 2pm | Instructor: Samba Camara

Instructor: Samba Camara of FIU Samba Camara is Adjunct Professor of African Art and Literatures and Wolof Language at Florida International University. He is a PhD candidate at Ohio University’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts and is completing a doctoral dissertation on postcolonial nationhood focusing on Islamic poetry, popular music, and the negotiation of »

February 6 | Nick Cave: Far-Out Hats and Headpieces

Creative Arts 4 KIDS  (2015-2016) First Saturday of every month 2-4 pm Kids ages 6-12 are invited to tour MOCA exhibitions and learn about the elements of art by painting, drawing and sculpting in the style of renowned artists. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to stay and create with their »

The Body: Baartman to Beyonce

Jan. 30 | 2pm | Instructor Dr. Dionne P. Stephens

The Body Baartman to Beyonce: Appealing/Appalling Buttocks in Contemporary Popular Culture Instructor: Dr. Dionne Stephens, Professor of Psychology, FIU   Dr. Stephens’ research examines socio-historical factors shaping minority populations sexual scripting and sexual health processes with an emphasis on gender and ethnic/ racial identity development. Her research is conducted through the Heath »

Jazz at MOCA × Brian Lynch

Jan. 29 | 8pm

Friday, Jan 29th, 8pm  |  Free Rain or Shine!!!! A vital force and emergent legend within both the hardcore straight ahead and Latin Jazz communities, Grammy© Award Winner Brian Lynch is as comfortable negotiating the complexities of clave with Afro-Caribbean pioneer Eddie Palmieri as he is swinging through advanced harmony with »

Identity Issues: Protest Art: (Re)constructing Spaces of Resistance

Jan. 23 | 2pm | Instructor Dr. Alessandra Rosa

Instructor: Dr. Alessandra Rosa, Sociocultural Anthropology, Puerto Rican Studies, Social Movements, National Identity, and Media at FIU Alessandra Rosa is a practicing sociocultural anthropologist and activist researcher. She focuses on social movements, education, national identity(ies), discourses, and how these intersect and are manifested through the media. As a transnational feminist scholar, »

Identity Issues: Feminist and Queer Art

Jan. 16 | 2pm | Instructor David Rohn

Artists that the lecture will cover and may be present for the lecture (including but not limited to): Instructor: David Rohn, Visual & Performance Artist David Rohn grew up in the NY suburbs, by turn New Jersey, Long Island and Connecticut, studied art and urbanism at Colgate and NYU, then »

Jan.7 – 23rd, 2016 | Thu–Sat 8pm Presented By The Basement Project  By Peter Sinn Nachtrieb “Sex to Change the Course of the World” — a grad student’s online personal ad lures a mysterious journalism student to his subterranean research lab under the pretense of an evening of  “no strings »

  FREE  After-School Classes for students ages 13 to 18. Classes begin Jan. 4, 2016 and are everyday from 3:30pm – 5:30pm. From studio classes to social events, MOCA offers an exciting roster of programs that engage young people ages 13 -18 in the vibrant world of contemporary art. All »