MOCA Check InMOCA from Home

MOCA Check In: Suzanne Delehanty

suzanne delehanty in an old Purple Car

Name and title/occupation
Suzanne Delehanty, Principal, SUZANNE DELEHANTY LLC.
Suzanne provides art and strategic planning services for museums, corporations, and individuals

What are you reading/watching/listening to?
What have I been reading? Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel and The Last Boat Out of Shanghai by Helen Zia
Listening to: Spanish guitar music
Watching: All of the ART21 films on artists—this is a special C-19 project I have set for myself

How has your work changed now that you are doing it from home?
I am blessed to have a number of projects that I can work on remotely right from my Miami perch. As a consultant, I have had a home office for a number of years –so I am used to getting up and traveling less than a hundred steps to reach my office where I aim to keep a 9 to 5pm schedule. But I do miss daily outings to meet friends and colleagues for lunch at Books & Books or Verde at PAMM or Café Crème near MOCA. Equally, I miss quarterly junkets to New York and other locales. So in these spare hours I am repotting my small fleet of orchid plants and tackling drawers and cupboards..

Have you taken up any new activities?
I am studying Spanish online and writing Vote by Mail postcards. Starting on May 1, I am pondering beginning to make a small drawing or watercolor every day.

Do you have a MOCA memory that you want to share?
I have many powerful memories of MOCA…to mention but two. I loved Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly with artists from Miami as well as those from other parts of the country, including Jeffrey Gibson and Truman Lowe, talented Native American artists who had never been shown in Miami. And it was thrilling beyond measure to see AfriCOBRA at MOCA and then later in 2019 at the Venice Biennale. Seeing MOCA’s show in a handsome gallery near Saint Mark’s Square remains an unforgettable experience.

Monarchs: brown and native contemporary artists in the path of the butterfly

TRUMAN LOWE Waterfall, 1993 pine 74 × 72 × 67 inches Courtesy of the artist / To create 'Waterfall," Lowe affixed individual strips of pine splints onto into a series of grids.






Installation photos of works from Jeffrey Gibson (left) and Truman Lowe (right) in the 2018 exhibition Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly