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 »

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 »

Spring Programs 2016

  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 »

Miami Art Week Photos

Installation Photos Photograher: @she.smiles (Instagram)     VIP Preview Photos Photographer: Daniel Bock Opening Reception Photos Photographer: Daniel Bock   A Video from VIP Night Videographer: CreationsUnlimited

Jazz at MOCA: Miami Big Sound Orchestra

Dec. 25 | 8pm

Friday, December 25th, 8PM Free Rain or Shine!!!! The Miami Big Sound Orchestra is downtown Miami’s resident Latin Jazz big band since 2006, a project formed as a collaboration of musicians from Miami’s jazz and Latin music communities. The band combines 21st-century big band jazz with Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, »

Carlos Salas Bio

Carlos Salas (1957) Carlos Salas studied architecture at the Universidad de los Andes (University of the Andes) in Bogotá, Colombia, and painting at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. His work is firmly anchored in the Latin American abstract tradition with long lines recalling scarifications, large rectangles filled with »

Thursday, 12.03.15 | 4–6pm

Thursday, 12.03.15 | 4–6pm Thinking at the Limits: A Conversation with Carlos Salas As part of the problematic of the “local-global” dialectic, the 2015 MOCA Contemporary Dialogues stresses the relationship between art, otherness and the altermodern. This conversation examines the question of Latin American art in its relationship to the two »

MOCA MOVING IMAGES: En el Taller Film Preview

Friday, 12.04.15 | 6–9pm

Friday, 12.04.15 | 6–9pm En el Taller  Film Preview Director Ana Salas Some time ago I received a letter from my father in which he announced that he was suffering from chronic leukemia — an incurable disease. Reading it, I saw his death. I decided to return to Bogotá, from »