Jazz @MOCA: Carlos Gomez and the Jazz Leaders

Friday, January 30, 8PM

Jazz @MOCA: Carlos Gomez and the Jazz Leaders FREE RAIN OR SHINE Friday, January 30, 8PM Carlos Gomez and the Jazz Leaders will present an exciting program of musical innovation fusing traditional Son with contemporary jazz in its most international influences, ranging from Chick Corea and Chucho Valdes to Dave »

Beyond Unicentric Discourse: African and African Diaspora Art

Saturday, January 24, 7PM

Director’s Talk: Babacar MBow Beyond Unicentric Discourse: African and African Diaspora Art Saturday, January 24, 7PM Classifications of African and African Diaspora visual expressions as art or craft, “primitive” or sophisticated, intuitive or intellectual have much to do with western perceptions—a by-product of the colonial project. These contradictions and questions »

Creative arts 4 kids

Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 2:00 pm

Innersphere: Rik Allen’s Rocket Ships Design, assemble and paint a rocket ship Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 2:00 pm Kids ages 6-12 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 »

WEARABLE ART: Les Bijoux de Carol Haggiag

Opening Reception, Saturday, Feb. 7, 6-8 PM

On view February 7 – 28, 2015   WEARABLE ART: Les Bijoux de Carol Haggiag   Meet the artist reception Saturday, Feb. 7, 6-8 PM   Carol Haggiag’s sensuous jewelry designs are inspired by Mediterranean and French cultures. Using a variety of materials she creates unique sculptural objects that reflect »

Art Basel Week at MOCA

December 2 - 6, 2014

Shifting the Paradigm VIP Opening Monday, December 1, 2014  |  7 – 10 PM  |  Presented by Grey Goose Vodka   Shifting the Paradigm Public Opening Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | 7 – 10 PM | Presented by Grey Goose Vodka   Multiculturalism and Identity in the 21st Century Wednesday, »

A Conversation with George Edozie

Saturday, December 6, 2014 / 10 AM - 12 PM

Both the artist and the curator of Shifting the Paradigm were born in Nigeria,  however they each work  internationally as cultural practitioners who question so-called “post-modern” theories about aesthetics .   This exhibition draws attention to the occurrence of a millennial shift that will open the world to a new way »

Capturing the Global Imagination

Thursday, December 4, 2014 / 10 AM - 12 PM

Featuring  the Presentation of the MOCA’s publication:  Re/Claiming Art, Power, Ideas and Vision in an Ethnically Plural Community The “process of projection” and the “process of appropriation” help understanding MOCA’s recent experiences. Projection attributed, desirable or institutionally-prescribed identities within which notions of social constraints, referents or cultural frameworks are embedded. »

MOCA Contemporary Dialogues: Navigating James Joyce’s Ulysses

Wednesday, October 15 at 7 PM

James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922) is generally considered the greatest novel of the twentieth century, yet its reputation for unreadability leads many readers away from it. Almost a century after its publication, however, critics, artists, and other elucidators have found myriad ways to assist readers in navigating Joyce’s odyssey to a »

MOCA Moving Images: Alternative Contemporaneity Cinema

Wednesday, October 1 at 7 PM

Ana Mendieta: Fuego de Tierra A film by Nereida Garcia-Ferraz and Kate Horsfield, 1987, 52minutes, Color/BW, DVD This beautiful video is a portrait of the life and work of Cuban-born American artist Ana Mendieta. Mendieta used her own body, the raw materials of nature, and Afro-Cuban religion to express her »