Our New Season Begins July 16th, 2021
(Run: July 16, 2021 to January 2, 2022)
CLEVELAND, OH, July 12, 2021 - The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland’s (moCa’s) new season is an invitation to explore, discover, and regenerate your penchant for contemporary offerings. Our doors open on July 16th, 2021, with expanded weekend hours. moCa marks this moment with a nostalgic pre-pandemic nod to block parties by crafting space for a spirited celebration of artists, community, and a shared ability to gather and reconnect. This Summer (and beyond), moCa encourages you to explore the group show Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.; a new solo exhibition that destigmatizes open conversations about mental health titled AAWFUL AARON, from the mind of artist Aaron D. Williams organized by the Museum of Creative Human Art in partnership with moCa; and a celebration of moCa's inaugural artist-in-residence (moCa AIR), Joyce Morrow Jones. Jones invites us all to experience her brand of anthropomorphic magic in the form of figurative, fiber, and multimedia artworks that celebrate the African diaspora and its vibrant layered themes.
“Dialogue is key to understanding art and understanding the dimensions of our evolving world. moCa continues to create an ever-expanding space for sharing artistic expressions, interpretation, and viewpoints that help to influence cultural progress and advance society-at-large,” stated Megan Reich, Interim Executive Director. “moCa is a place where visitors can encounter new artworks, ideas, and one other in inspiring and meaningful ways.”
About moCa Cleveland
For fifty years, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa) has played a vital role in the city’s cultural landscape. moCa is a conduit and catalyst for creativity and inspiration, offering exhibitions and programs that provide public value and make meaning of the art and ideas of our time. Since its founding in 1968, moCa has presented the works of more than three thousand artists, often through artists’ first solo shows. moCa was the first in the region to exhibit the works of many vanguard artists, including Laurie Anderson, Christo, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol. Recent artist commissions and solo exhibitions include work by Sondra Perry, Aleksandra Domanović, Tauba Auerbach, Simon Denny, Adam Pendleton, Lisa Oppenheim, Sara VanDerBeek, and Michelle Grabner. In 2012, moCa relocated to Cleveland’s University Circle district, which boasts one of the country’s highest concentrations of cultural, educational, and medical institutions. For more information, visit mocacleveland.org. All current moCa Cleveland exhibitions are funded by Leadership Circle gifts from anonymous donors, Yuval Brisker, Joanne Cohen & Morris Wheeler, Margaret Cohen & Kevin Rahilly, Becky Dunn, Harriet Goldberg, Agnes Gund, Richard & Michelle Jeschelnig, Kohl Family, Jan Lewis, Toby Devan Lewis, Roy Minoff, and Kelly & Scott Mueller. All moCa Cleveland exhibitions are supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the George Gund Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, and the continuing support of the museums’ Boards of Directors, patrons, and members. Please visit our website for details on safety considerations for our community, visitors and staff.