Open Systems: Works from the Permanent Collection

June 18 - September 8, 2013

Open Systems: Works from the Permanent On view: June 18 – September 6, 2013 Coinciding with Dawoud Bey’s exhibition  Picturing People,” MOCA North Miami presents a selection of work from it’s permanent collection. These works embody the irregular results of seemingly routine commands. Collaboration is a key component to elaborating »

Dawoud Bey: Picturing People


June 7-September 8,2013 The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Dawoud Bey: Picturing People, an expansive career survey of the Chicago-based photographer, which ranges from street encounters to formal studio portraits. Dawoud Bey is distinguished for his commitment to portraiture as a means for understanding contemporary society, first gaining notoriety as »

Pivot Points: 15 Years & Counting

Collectors and artist worldwide marked MOCA’s 15th Anniversary in its Joan Lehman Building with major donations to the museum collection. Pivot Points: 15 Years and Counting showcases these recent acquisitions and works by many of the artists who are part of MOCA’s history. Among the featured artists are: Rita Ackermann, »


December 5, 2012 - March 3, 2013

Bill Viola: Liber Insularum Knight Exhibition Series  December 5, 2012 – March 3, 2013 The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami presents a major exhibition of work by Bill Viola, recognized as one of the pioneers and leading practitioners of video art. Bill Viola: Liber Insularum will be on view through »


December 5, 2012 - March 3, 2013

Emoticon: Selections from the Permanent Collection In Medieval times art had a specific purpose and goal for conveying emotion. Images and icons painted on church walls and alters and in illuminated prayer books aimed to make the viewer feel the suffering and sacrifice of Christ and the martyrs, or the »

Trading Places II

September 13 - November 11, 2012

In 2005, MOCA, North Miami launched an experimental program in which South Florida artists swapped their studio spaces for space in the museum’s galleries for the period of two months. For Trading Places 2, the second installment of this program, MOCA has invited five Miami artists: Dona Altemus, Onajide Shabaka, Magnus »

Ed Ruscha: On the Road

MAY 24 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2012

Ed Ruscha: On the Road MAY 24 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2012 Ed Ruscha, whose career spans five decades, is known for his use of language to document and comment on the shifting character of American culture.  Ruscha drew inspiration from the classic American novel On the Road by Jack Kerouac in his own »

Ragnar Kjartansson: Song

MAY 17 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2012

Ragnar Kjartansson: Song Knight Exhibition Series MAY 17 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2012 Ragnar Kjartansson: Song is the first solo US museum exhibition of the work of Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson. A musician as well as artist, Kjartansson (b. 1976) has been drawn to the theater and performance since he formed »

Donna Karan &
Philippe Dodard

May 16 - June 20, 2012

On view in MOCA’s lobby gallery, this exhibition focuses on the interactivity between fashion designer Donna Karan and Haitian artist Philippe Dodard.    Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Philippe Dodard is a leading contemporary artist of the Caribbean and the African Diaspora, known for his fusion of Caribbean mythological iconography with Modern art. Dodard’s strong »