Handiwork, The Place of Craft in Art Today

April 2 | 2pm | Instructor: Martin Tsang & Alexander Fernández

Instructors: Martin Tsang PhD Martin Tsang is a cultural and historical anthropologist with a focus on Chinese people in Cuba and Afro-Caribbean religiosity. His doctoral research investigated Chinese influence in Afro-Cuban religion. Martin is also a Lukumí priest and creates Lukumí bead work. In 2012, Alexander Fernández and Martin curated an »

MOCA Contemporary Dialogues

Saturday, April 2, 6:30 pm

  MOCA CONTEMPORARY DIALOGUES Saturday, April 2, 6:30 pm The colonial body in performance: a Caribbean/Afro-French perspective. Stéphanie Melyon-Reinette, PhD Artist and performer, member of the Comité Nationale pour la Mémoire et l’Histoire de l’Esclavage, independent researcher, cultural activist. Jorge Luis Gutiérrez Museum and visual arts manager, doctoral candidate and »

Artist Reception

Thursday, March 31st | 7–9pm

    The exhibition by French-Guadeloupean artist Marielle Plaisir will include a carefully curated selection of drawings, portraits, paintings, tapestries and one video representative of the artist’s thematic narrative as well as an ethereal installation of Tyvek paper dresses suspended in mid air. “My work interrogates the concept of domination, which has »

Teen Art Force Showcase

March 25, 2016 |6–9pm

        ABOUT MOCA’S TEEN ART FORCE Events created by teens for teens offer enriching experiences that promote creative expression and exchange in a setting that is supportive, safe and fun. More information available on mocanomi.org Friends of Friends Showcase will be in the MOCA Pavillon.   💖 »

Jazz at MOCA × Timmy Thomas

Mar. 25 | 8pm

Friday, Mar 25th, 8pm  |  Free Rain or Shine!!!!   Timmy Thomas and the Overtown Soul Review A video posted by Samuel Michaelsson (@thesamplelesson) on Nov 29, 2015 at 11:41pm PST   Lightning Has Struck Twice. Soul legend Timmy Thomas, who serenaded the world in 1973 with his million-selling smash “Why »

Mar 24 – May 29, 2016

Actions on both sides of the mirror The exhibition by French-Guadeloupean artist Marielle Plaisir will include a carefully curated selection of drawings, portraits, paintings, tapestries and one video representative of the artist’s thematic narrative as well as an ethereal installation of Tyvek paper dresses suspended in mid air. “My work interrogates the »

Time: The Past is More Infinite Than the Future – Collapsing the linear

Mar. 12 | 2pm | Instructors: william cordova and Onajide Shabaka

  Instructor: william cordova, artist william cordova is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner born in Lima, Peru and living in Miami/New York City. Cordova’s work addresses the metaphysics of space and time and how objects change and perception changes when we move around in space. Cordova received a BFA from the School of »

Identity Issues: Nationality and Ethnicity

Mar. 5 | 2pm | Instructor: Dr. Maya Boutaghou

  Instructor: Dr. Maya Boutaghou, Assistant Professor in Modern Languages & Women’s and Gender Studies Dr. Boutaghou is currently Assistant Professor in Modern Languages and Women’s and Gender Studies at Florida International University.  From 2008 to 2010 she was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles. »

Spirituality: A Discussion of the Sacred Arts of Afro-Cuban Lukumí Religion

Feb. 27 | 2pm | Instructor: Martin Tsang

  Instructors: Martin Tsang PhD Martin Tsang is a cultural and historical anthropologist with a focus on Chinese people in Cuba and Afro-Caribbean religiosity. His doctoral research investigated Chinese influence in Afro-Cuban religion. Martin is also a Lukumí priest and creates Lukumí bead work. In 2012, Alexander Fernández and Martin curated »