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Museum of Contemporary Art
North Miami

Museum visitors walking around the Didier Williams exhibit

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami

A live jazz band plays on stage in the MOCA courtyard

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami

A young boy is smiling while being carried by his father near a statue

The destination for artistic discovery, learning and community

Our Mission

MOCA North Miami presents contemporary art and its historical influences through exhibitions, educational programs, and collections. Inspired by its surrounding communities, MOCA connects diverse audiences and cultures by providing a welcoming place to encounter new ideas and voices, and by nurturing a lifelong love of the arts.

Thought-provoking exhibitions that feature under-explored art and artists

Our Vision

MOCA aspires to be a welcoming center at the heart of North Miami where art and art experiences flow in and out of the building — activating parks, schools, homes, and civic spaces; and connecting local and global conversations about art.

MOCA taps into the cultural energy of the region to bring new art and perspectives to the public, building on North Miami’s legacy as a cultural destination. Visitors and the community can expect thought-provoking exhibitions that feature under-explored art and artists, and lift up diverse voices and stories.

MOCA is known and respected locally and nationally for its innovative curatorial approach and research-driven exhibitions that are supported by educational programs for all ages. As a meeting place for cultural expressions and exchanges, MOCA will become a center for cross-cultural understanding and inclusion, connecting diverse communities through the arts.

A New Brand for MOCA North Miami

MOCA has a new visual identity, including a new logo, colors and design. Our new branding was developed to help us tell our story, reflect our ongoing evolution, and embrace our legacy as the welcoming destination to experience great contemporary art, learning and community.

Meet our Staff & Board

A history of connecting diverse communities through the arts

Our History

Emerging from a modest single gallery as the Center for Contemporary Art in 1981, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami transformed into a 23,000-square-foot facility by 1996, thanks to a $2.5 million grant from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant and architects Charles Gwathmey of GSNY alongside Miami firm Gelabert-Navia.

Renamed MOCA in 1997, it began collecting contemporary art when no other Miami-Dade institution was doing so. Today, it's a beacon for discovering new artists and learning about our living cultural heritage, nurturing internationally renowned South Florida artists through its groundbreaking exhibitions and innovative educational programs.

A collage of images showing a saxophone player and the children of MOCA's Summer Art Camp
Maryan's artwork on display in the museum

Our Collection

The Museum of Contemporary Art expanded from the original Center of Contemporary Art, which was inaugurated in 1981 in a modest single gallery space. The Museum opened a new building in 1996 designed by Charles Gwathmey of GSNY, who worked in conjunction with Miami firm Gelabert-Navia in the creation of the space.

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