Opening Night Celebration: Summer 2017 Season

June 2, 2017 / 7:00pm10:00pm

Free + open to all

MOCA Cleveland invites you to celebrate the start of our summer season with new exhibitions that explore the power and provocation of socially conscious art and its relevance to the urgent issues we face today. Be among the first to view Constant as the Sun, our third regional biennial exhibition which brings together works from artists interested in portraying, building and connecting communities. Also on view is Keith Mayerson: My American Dream, a salon-style show presenting 100+ paintings ranging from landscapes to portraits of cultural icons and the artist's family that offer a progressive view of American values. Lastly, Lu Yang: Delusional Mandala presents a series of videos that investigate the politics of gender, religion, sexuality, and the nature of contemporary neuroscience and medicine. The evening includes:


  • Artist Keith Mayerson in conversation with Megan Lykins Reich (Deputy Director, MOCA Cleveland) 


  • Bands, Glass Traps and Pack Wolf, perform on MOCA’s loading dock
  • Visit the galleries and experience the exhibitions
  • Create art inspired by the exhibitions in the Open Art Studio

Major support for Constant as the Sun is provided by the John P. Murphy Foundation, with generous support from Thompson Hine LLP, and University Hospitals. Additional support provided by Nick and Erin Reif.

Generous support for Keith Mayerson: My American Dream is provided by MOCA LGBTQ + Allies and Marlborough Contemporary, with additional support provided by Great Lakes Brewing Company.

In kind support for the production of My American Dream is provided by SHAHEEN modern and contemporary art.

All 2017 exhibitions are funded by Leadership Circle gifts from an anonymous donor, Yuval Brisker, Joanne Cohen and Morris Wheeler, Margaret Cohen and Kevin Rahilly, Becky Dunn, Harriet Goldberg, Agnes Gund, Michelle Shan-Jeschelnig and Richard Jeschelnig, Donna and Stewart Kohl, Toby Devan Lewis, and Scott Mueller.

All MOCA Cleveland exhibitions are supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the Cleveland Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, and the continuing support of the Museum’s Board of Directors, patrons, and members.