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Museum of
Creative Human Art
x moCa

Institutional Residency

Jul 2021-Jun 2022

Installation of the exhibition Stina Aleah: "Helping" Hands in the Lewis Gallery.

In July 2021, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa) and the Museum of Creative Human Art (MCHA) co-created and launched an institutional residency project. This residency is designed to explore how organizations of different sizes but with similar missions and commitments can work collaboratively in space and programming, learn from one another, and mutually advance goals of equity, education, and creativity.

MCHA is a new art world change agent focused on presenting a diversity of artists, creative spaces, perspectives, programs, and activations intended to serve and inspire mission-aligned Black creators. moCa has been both conduit and catalyst for contemporary artists for more than 50 years, supporting and sharing the art and ideas of our time through artist first exhibitions, programs, special projects, and publications. During this residency, MCHA is curating its ambitious exhibition program at moCa’s building with assistance from moCa’s team. moCa and MCHA are creating joint programming for audiences of all ages that springboards from each exhibition and the residency concept-at-large.

This institutional residency reinforces MCHA and moCa’s shared missions to advance and improve humanity through art. Ultimately, MCHA and moCa hope that the project could model new approaches to long-form, shared space organizational partnerships that provide both autonomous and collaborative work that prioritizes equity, education, and creativity.

Generous support from Margaret Cohen & Kevin Rahilly, The Cleveland Foundation, and the Callahan Foundation

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