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:

15
Nov
Education Program
Wednesday 10:30am12:00pm

Join us for coffee and conversation with University Circle’s best and brightest curators. Over the course of four weeks, you will have the opportunity to sit and chat with different curators from University Circle’s most distinguished institutions. This is your opportunity to discover what curators do, why they do it, how they got their start, and how their research and discoveries impact the museums, your lives and, in some cases, the world.

18
Nov
Saturday 10:00am11:00am

Free for kids; Museum admission for caregivers

Our MOCA ArtSquad friends, Cherry and Beauregard have gathered unusual materials and objects and put them inside a special art box. Every playdate, we look, think and share as we discover the surprises inside together! From reading to play to art-making, this is the perfect program for our smallest creative audiences (and their grown-up companions). Pre-registered friends will receive clues in advance via email, and there also will be clues MOCA’s website each week! Preregistration is required at mocacleveland.org or 216.421.8671

18
Nov
Exhibition Program
Saturday 2:30pm

Free with Museum Admission

Artists on Art leverages the expertise of artists working right here in our region. Each month, a local artist will provide an in-gallery, original interpretation of one or more artworks on view in MOCA’s exhibitions. Connecting with the works through affinities of material, process, or subject matter, each artist’s talk will broaden and deepen the meaning of the works and exhibitions.

25
Nov
Saturday 6:00pm

Free + Open to All

Open Projector Night (OPN) is an experimental, community-driven platform for artists and creatives to share and discuss their short videos. Produced by MOCA and hosted at the Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern, OPN is an open-mic night for you to test a work in progress, premiere a newly-completed work, or revisit something from the past. All works are under 10-minutes, and presenters are encouraged to ask questions of the audience.

2
Dec
Free First Saturday
Saturday 11:00am5:00pm

Free + open to all

On the first Saturday of every month, join other cultural adventurers like you at MOCA to experience the exhibitions and take part in family-friendly workshops and activities. Drop-in adult tours introduce the art and MOCA's unique architecture. The Open Art Studio (12-3pm) provides guided hands-on making and experimenting for artists of all ages. Come discover!

2
Dec
Saturday 11:30am

Free + Open to All

Enjoy the pleasure and power of slow looking! Part of First Free Saturday, here you can spend focused, quality time looking and discussing one work of art with a Museum educator and other curious audience members.

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2
Dec
Saturday 2:00pm

Free + open to all

MOCA Cleveland is partnering with For Freedoms, an artist-run initiative founded by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, in a two-year residency focused on a series of free, quarterly Town Hall discussions. Co-produced with The City Club of Cleveland, these programs provide safe platforms for topical conversations that seek to encourage a more active, collaborative, inclusive, and empathic community.

3
Dec
Sunday 12:00pm5:00pm

Free + Open to All

Bring your whole family for this University Circle-wide celebration of culture. Holiday-inspired activities at MOCA will allow you to stretch and play with materials and art-making processes. Hop on the Circle Shuttle to visit other Museums, and then grab a late lunch at an Uptown eatery!

8
Dec
Performance Program
Friday 4:00pm

$10 advance; $15 general

Tickets on sale soon

“No idea’s original, there’s nothing new under the sun. It’s not what you do, it’s how it’s done.” -Nas, Rapper + Hip-Hop Legend

eCLEctic events connect you with global cultural trends through the NEO artists and producers pushing them forward here and beyond. eCLEctic events mix brain and body, providing you-- Cleveland’s cultural adventurers—with the kind of smart/social experiences you prefer.

14
Dec
Social Program
Thursday 5:30pm8:00pm

Free for artists and MOCA Members; $10 general

Come network with the creative culture of Cleveland! Liz Maugans’ project The Artists’ Trust—one of the highlights of MOCA’s summer 2017 exhibition Constant as the Sun—featured nearly 400 self-portraits by artists working in Cuyahoga County. Join these and others artists at this special holiday mixer. Music, light refreshments, cash bar, and interactive activities abound. Artists who create an original holiday card to exchange with another artist at the event will receive a complimentary drink. Not a current Artists’ Trust artist?

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