Press Releases

September 20, 2020

moCa Cleveland will welcome visitors for the first time on October 1, 2020 since temporarily closing on March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the interim, moCa’s Re-entry Task Force has monitored public health recommendations and mandates and has taken appropriate actions.

August 21, 2020

Events and Timeline

The Breath of Empty Space, a traveling exhibition of drawings by Shaun Leonardo organized by independent curator John Chaich, was scheduled for moCa’s 2020 summer season by former Executive Director Jill Snyder and Chief Curator Courtenay Finn. This was to have been moCa’s second engagement with Mr.

June 19, 2020

Cleveland, June 19, 2020 – The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa) today announced that Jill Snyder has resigned after 23 years as Executive Director to begin a transition to new leadership for this trailblazing contemporary art institution. To ensure a smooth executive transition, she will continue to consult with the Board and senior management team over the coming year.

February 27, 2020

Cleveland OHIO, (February 24, 2020)—JOANN and the Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) Cleveland are bridging the contemporary art and traditional crafting communities in a collaboration around moCa’s current exhibition, Margaret Kilgallen’s that’s where the beauty is. Headquartered in Northeast Ohio, JOANN is the lead sponsor for the visually explosive show, which evokes the

January 15, 2020

Cleveland, OHIO (January 15, 2020)—The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland presents American artist Margaret Kilgallen (1967–2001) in her first posthumous museum survey that’s where the beauty is. from January 31–May 17, 2020.

January 15, 2020

Cleveland, OHIO (January 15, 2020)—This winter, the Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) Cleveland presents Temporary Spaces of Joy and Freedom, in the Toby Devan Lewis Gallery and Interior Stair from January 31–May 17, 2020.

September 13, 2019

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland: September 13, 2019–January 5, 2020

Cleveland Museum of Art: October 13, 2019–February 16, 2020


April 24, 2019

Strong Board Leadership Lays Groundwork for Lasting Impact

March 26, 2019


moCa Cleveland’s 50th Anniversary Gala + Auction

The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa) will bring together artists, patrons, benefactors, and members of the museum’s founding families in celebration of moCa’s 50th anniversary.

December 3, 2018

moCa Cleveland’s fall/winter season includes a brand new, year-long exhibition of video and film, entitled Double Takes,  which pairs groundbreaking early works with projects by some of today's most promising artists. Each month the two films are connected by a shared theme.

November 1, 2018

Cleveland, OH (November 1, 2018) – The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa) has gifted 40 years of archives to the Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University.

October 15, 2018

Cleveland, OH (October 15, 2018) The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa) presents Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle, organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum, a body of visually stunning ecologically-focused work that is rooted in activism.

July 12, 2018

FRONT International Opening Day at MOCA is

Saturday, July 14

CLEVELAND (July 8, 2018) – In concert with FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland will dedicate its entir

June 19, 2018
Prize Winner’s Exhibition will Coincide with MOCA’s 50th Anniversary
CLEVELAND (June 19, 2018) —The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) announces Sondra Perry as the winner of the inaugural Toby’s Prize, a biennial award named for philanthropist Toby Devan Lewis, a founding board member of MOCA Cleveland.
November 14, 2017

CLEVELAND (November 13, 2017) – The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland announces today its exhibitions for the upcoming Winter/Spring season. Running from February 16, 2018 through June 10, 2018, the new exhibitions are INDUCTION: Tauba Auerbach and Éliane Radigue and Simon Denny: The Founder’s Paradox.

May 8, 2017

MOCA Cleveland announces its new artistic vision, including programs and exhibitions leading up to the 5th anniversary of its Farshid Moussavi-designed building in fall 2017, and the 50th anniversary of the Museum in fall 2019.

April 4, 2017

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Announces
Summer Exhibitions Running June 2 – September 17, 2017