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:

24
Feb
Saturday 9:30am

$25; $20 for MOCA Members

Eastern philosophies and religious traditions such as Tibetan Buddhism, the mind and body’s relationship to consciousness, and the fundamental structures of healing in the natural and human worlds underpin INDUCTION. Weaving sound, touch, and image in a low-lit, deep blue space, INDUCTION encourages awareness of the relationship and balance between body, mind, and spirit. MOCA is offering a series of Saturday morning classes led by area experts designed to support these reflective experiences and build mindfulness.

3
Mar
Saturday 3:00pm

Free + open to all

Managing Editor of Crain’s Cleveland Business, Scott Suttell will discuss Simon Denny’s new work on view in The Founder’s Paradox. Suttell has been researching and writing compelling stories about business here and beyond since he joined Crane’s in 1995 as a sections editor. Suttell’s work focuses on how business and innovation overlap, and how new technologies influence and change culture.

16
Mar
Friday 8:00pm

$10; Free for members and students with ID

In partnership with Tabletop Cleveland

Tonight, you play by someone else’s rules. Inspired by Simon Denny’s exhibition and its focus on board games, MOCA invites you to experience the contemporary world of tabletop gaming. This event features various games that highlight the importance of rules in influencing behavior, action, and outcomes—both on and off the board. Experienced gaming educators will be onsite to help you play, and there will be open tables for those gamers who want to bring their own adventure. No experience required; sore losers prohibited.

 

17
Mar
Saturday 2:30pm

Free with Museum Admission

Artists on Art highlights the expertise of artists working right here in our region. Each month, a local artist uses their own mediums, subjects, and processes to interpret an artwork on view in MOCA's exhibitions. These talks broaden and deepen the meaning of the works on view, and also give greater insight into the related practices of artists working in Northeast Ohio.

31
Mar
Saturday 2:30pm

Free with Museum Admission

Artists on Art highlights the expertise of artists working right here in our region. Each month, a local artist uses their own mediums, subjects, and processes to interpret an artwork on view in MOCA's exhibitions. These talks broaden and deepen the meaning of the works on view, and also give greater insight into the related practices of artists working in Northeast Ohio.

5
Apr
Thursday 8:00pm

$15 general; $10 for MOCA Members and students with ID

"...The freedom to let yourself be overwhelmed, submerged in a continuous sound flow where perceptual acuity is heightened through the discovery of a certain slight beating, there in the background, pulsations, breath." - Éliane Radigue

12
Apr
Thursday 7:00pm

Free and open to all; live-streamed on YouTube

In partnership with For Freedoms and The City Club of Cleveland

Freedom of worship is the first right outlined in the American Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Yet, spiritual and religious freedom continues to be a complex and divisive issue here and beyond.  Join people of different beliefs at this important For Freedoms Town Hall led by For Freedoms co-founders and artists, Eric Gottesman and Hank Willis Thomas who, with a panel of local and national experts, will explore religious expression, restrictions, and agency in America.

14
Apr
Saturday 9:30am

$25; $20 for MOCA Members

Eastern philosophies and religious traditions such as Tibetan Buddhism, the mind and body’s relationship to consciousness, and the fundamental structures of healing in the natural and human worlds underpin INDUCTION. Weaving sound, touch, and image in a low-lit, deep blue space, INDUCTION encourages awareness of the relationship and balance between body, mind, and spirit. MOCA is offering a series of Saturday morning classes led by area experts designed to support these reflective experiences and build mindfulness.

20
Apr
Friday 7:30pm

$20 General | $15 for MOCA Members

Are you a self-professed “Sneakerhead” with an untouchable Air Jordan collection? Or a Hypebeast that cops the latest collaboration drops? Perhaps an aspiring sneaker designer looking to improve your practice? Even if you just like quality shoes, Soles On View is for you.

Love them or hate them, sneakers are a key symbol of contemporary American culture, viewed by many as wearable art as fit for red carpet runways and museum exhibitions as for the court.

21
Apr
Saturday 2:30pm

Free and open to all

Artists on Art are monthly talks by local artists who use their own mediums, subjects, and processes to interpret an artwork on view in MOCA's exhibitions. For this event, Gianna Commito will discuss the site-specific murals by Claudia Comte on view in the Museum's free ground level. Commito is a painter whose work references the patterns and conditions of urban architecture and the built environment.

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