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 »

The Role of Art in Community Transformation

Friday, December 5, 2014, 7 - 9 PM

His Majesty, lgwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, was born in Onitsha Nigeria in 1941. Ontisha is located in the state of Anambra in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. After earning his BA in Chemistry from Stanford and an MBA from Columbia, he enjoyed a 30-year career with the Shell Petroleum Development »

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. »

In Our Own Words: Artists in Irreversible Magazine’s 2014 Winners Exhibition

Saturday, December 5 / 1 - 3 PM

In Our Own Words: Artists in Irreversible Magazine’s 2014 Winners Exhibition discuss their work with Noor Blazekovich and MOCA Director Babacar MBow. As part of its commitment to furthering community partnerships, MOCA has presented a “Pop Up” exhibition in our lobby gallery of works selected by the editors of a »

MOCA Contemporary Dialogues: Multiculturalism and Identity in the 21st Century

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10 AM - 12 PM

The four-decade long debate on multiculturalism has profoundly changed the way we perceive cultural diversity today. As a society, we have been taught to be more sensitive to the injustices done to national and cultural minorities in the spirit of democracy, freedom and equality. However, multiculturalism is far from being unanimously »

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 Contemporary Dialogues: Philosophy of Interpretation and Culture

Saturday, September 27 at 2 PM

The philosophical thinking about ‘aesthetics’, especially within mainstream philosophy, presents itself as an esoteric engagement with a very limited number of masterpieces in a very limited variety of genres/forms. Yet, aesthetics is of fundamental concern to all, shapes our understandings of self and others and deserves integration into our present-day »

Art Talk: Virginia Overton

May 31, 2014

Art Talk: Virginia Overton Sat. May 31, 2 pm Non-members: $10, Members: Free Virginia Overton will discuss her most recent projects and inspiration for “Flat Rock”, her first solo-museum exhibition in the U.S. with MOCA Interim Director and Chief Curator Alex Gartenfeld.  Originally from Tennessee, Overton has been featured in over »

Art Talk: Wangechi Mutu

April 18, 2014

Art Talk:  Wangechi Mutu and Trevor Schoonmaker Friday, April 18, 7 pm Non-Members: $10 Members: Free Wangechi Mutu is considered one of the most inventive and critically-engaged artists of her generation.  Her multi-faceted work captures 21st century global sensibilities by addressing issues such as race, gender and power.  She will discuss »