MOCA Cleveland presents programs throughout the year, geared toward all audiences. Artist talks, gallery tours and programs like One Hour | One Work make learning about current exhibitions exciting. The MOCA ArtSquad's Beauregard and Cherry are here to help our newest and youngest art lovers to LOOK. THINK. SHARE. MOCA also knows how to throw a party from time to time. Bring your friends and enjoy a night on the town in the iconic MOCA building with innovations on nightlife inspired by the art in the galleries.
 
To host your own event at MOCA, call 216.421.8671or email events@mocacleveland.org. Visit our facility rental page for more information.

 

Full Calendar of Events:

21
Jul
Education Program
Friday 10:00am11:00am

Free for kids; Museum admission for caregivers

Free and open to all. Registration required, contact Elizabeth Culp at 216.421.8671. 

A play-based activity hour for MOCA's youngest art lovers. Preschoolers 3 + 4 years old explore, move to, and celebrate today’s art and ideas in bite-sized pieces.

27
Jul
Exhibition Program
Thursday 6:30pm

Special admission $11; Cinematheque & MOCA members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8.
For ticketing info, please visit www.cia.edu/cinematheque

In his last screen appearance before his untimely death, James Dean stars in this epic film alongside Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and Dennis Hopper. Giant (1956) is a sprawling saga about a wealthy cattle baron (Rock Hudson), his beautiful bride (Elizabeth Taylor), and a less refined neighbor and rival (James Dean) who rises from ranch hand to oil tycoon.

4
Aug
Education Program
Friday 10:00am11:00am

Free for kids; Museum admission for caregivers

Free and open to all. Registration required, contact Elizabeth Culp at 216.421.8671. 

A play-based activity hour for MOCA's youngest art lovers. Preschoolers 3 + 4 years old explore, move to, and celebrate today’s art and ideas in bite-sized pieces.

4
Aug
Friday 8:00pm

Pay what you can ($5 suggested donation, free for members)

You provide the film, we provide the projector, and the audience provides the cheers, jeers, or curious silence. Open Projector Night brings experts and novices together to share and review a diverse range of original short films, open mic-style. All genres are welcome from experimental pieces to animated narratives, so there’s no telling where the night will go. Films must be 10-minutes or less and are added to the line-up on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach a 60-minute program.

5
Aug
Free First Saturday
Saturday 11:00am5:00pm

Free + open to all

One Hour, One Work | 11:30AM-12:30PM

Focused, facilitated discussions about a single artwork for 60-minutes.

Open Art Studio | 12-3PM

5
Aug
Tyree Guyton and Jenenne Whitfield, The Heidelberg Project, Detroit, MI. Courtesy of the artist and The Heidelberg Project.
Free First Saturday
Saturday 1:00pm

Free + open to all

How can art transform a neighborhood? In this talk, Detroit-based artist Tyree Guyton and his partner Jenenne Whitfield will discuss and screen a documentary about The Heidelberg Project. Guyton created the Heidelberg Project, a Detroit urban public art installation that he started in 1986 when the city's economic decline was accelerating. The project transformed Heidelberg Street in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood in Eastern Detroit – Guyton’s childhood home – into an artistic mecca that has gained international attention.

12
Aug
Exhibition Program
Saturday 2:00pm

Free + open to all

As the art collective, acerbic, Donald Black Jr., Gabriel Gonzalez, and Ali McClain create work that offers a view into their experience as people and artists of color. Emerging from a process of research, their work often addresses structural forms of racism, violence, and discrimination that affect Cleveland's urban neighborhoods.

18
Aug
Education Program
Friday 10:00am11:00am

Free for kids; Museum admission for caregivers

Free and open to all. Registration required, contact Elizabeth Culp at 216.421.8671. 

A play-based activity hour for MOCA's youngest art lovers. Preschoolers 3 + 4 years old explore, move to, and celebrate today’s art and ideas in bite-sized pieces.

26
Aug
Exhibition Program
Saturday 12:00pm5:00pm

Free with museum admission. Registration strongly encouraged.

How can we build stronger, more cohesive movements for positive change? Participate in an afternoon of collective action workshops that will explore this and other pertinent questions.

1
Sep
Performance Program
Friday 8:00pm

Free + open to all

Experimental bands/DJs from our region and beyond perform on MOCA's loading dock.

The LOADED Concert Series is sponsored by Medical Mutual of Ohio

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