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:

26
Aug
Exhibition Program
Saturday 12:00pm5:00pm

Free with museum admission. Registration strongly encouraged.

How can we build stronger, more cohesive movements for positive change? Participate in an afternoon of collective action workshops that will explore this and other pertinent questions.

1
Sep
Performance Program
Friday 8:00pm

Free + open to all

LOADED is a music series incorporating experimental elements of performance art, avant rock, punk, and electronic music. Guest curated by R.A. Washington (Mourning A BLKstar, Guide to Kulchur Press), Haley Morris (Kiernan Paradise) and Lisa Miralia (Mysterious Black Box on WCSB Radio), this series brings together sound artists from our region and beyond to perform on MOCA's loading dock. This is music that deluges the senses. You don't wade in, you dive.

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

Free + open to all

One Hour, One Work | 11:30AM-12:30PM

Focused, facilitated discussions about a single artwork for 60-minutes.

Open Art Studio | 12-3PM

6
Sep
Exhibition Program
Wednesday 7:00pm

Free + open to all

José Carlos Diaz is Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and was recently included on Artsy's list of the “20 Most Influential Young Curators in the United States.” Diaz is currently working on the first solo museum exhibition of Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri. Diaz was the Curator of Exhibitions at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach where he curated new artist commissions by Athi-Patra Ruga, Sylvie Fleury, and the travelling exhibition GOLD.

7
Sep
Thursday 8:00pm

Pay what you can ($5 suggested donation, free for members)

Please Note: September's Open Projector Night takes place on a Thursday.

8
Sep
BOUND art book + zine fair 2017 logo
Friday 5:00pm10:00pm

Free + open to all

 
FRIDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE (5-10PM)
  • 5:00PM - 10:00PM | Visit BOUND exhibitors  
  • 8:00PM - 10:00PM | LOADED Concert 
8
Sep
Performance Program
Friday 8:00pm

Free + open to all

LOADED is a music series incorporating experimental elements of performance art, avant rock, punk, and electronic music. Guest curated by R.A. Washington (Mourning A BLKstar, Guide to Kulchur Press), Haley Morris (Kiernan Paradise) and Lisa Miralia (Mysterious Black Box on WCSB Radio), this series brings together sound artists from our region and beyond to perform on MOCA's loading dock. This is music that deluges the senses. You don't wade in, you dive.

9
Sep
BOUND art book + zine fair 2017 logo
Saturday 12:00pm5:00pm

Free + open to all

BOUND: Art Book + Zine Fair is where you can browse and buy work from zine and art book publishers, comic book creators and photo book makers from across the region and beyond. Curated by artist TR Ericsson, BOUND unites artists and indie publishers whose work is a platform for wide ranging topics from pop culture, poetry, and politics to the stories of traditionally marginalized voices. BOUND will include pop-up programs like DIY demos, readings or book signings, as well as live music and DJ sets.

15
Sep
Performance Program
Friday 8:00pm

Free + open to all

LOADED is a music series incorporating experimental elements of performance art, avant rock, punk, and electronic music. Guest curated by R.A. Washington (Mourning A BLKstar, Guide to Kulchur Press), Haley Morris (Kiernan Paradise) and Lisa Miralia (Mysterious Black Box on WCSB Radio), this series brings together sound artists from our region and beyond to perform on MOCA's loading dock. This is music that deluges the senses. You don't wade in, you dive.

17
Sep
Sunday 3:00pm

Free + open to all

For Freedoms, the first ever artist-run Super PAC, was formed to encourage art-based forms of political discourse and deeper engagement with the 2016 Presidential election. Founded by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, this non-partisan effort declares that art - in all of its forms of expression - is a political act in itself.