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.

 

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6
Feb
Saturday 11:00am5:00pm

Free + open to all

MOCA Cleveland is free to all on the first Saturday of each month. People of all ages can explore one of Cleveland's cultural anchors, engage with the exhibitions on view, and take part in family-friendly workshops or activities. Guided tours are also available for adults.

With three different exhibition seasons each year, MOCA Cleveland, Northeast Ohio's only contemporary art museum, is always changing. Come explore!

 

11
Feb
Still shot from 'Field Niggas' (courtesy of the Khalik Allah, 2015).
Exhibition Program
Thursday 6:45pm

Cleveland Premiere
$9 at door, $7 for MOCA + Cinemathaque members

Khalik Allah's Field Niggaz is an immersive documentary film that “seeks to give a voice to the voiceless and a face to the faceless” (Hollywood Reporter). Allah is an acclaimed NYC street photographer who focuses his digital video camera on the impoverished nighttime denizens who hang out at the corner of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Harlem.

26
Feb
Performance Program
Friday 8:00pm

$12 in advance, $15 at door, free for members. East Cleveland residents and students save $5 with valid ID.

Presented in partnership with the East Cleveland Public Library

27
Feb
Saturday 1:00pm3:00pm

FREE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Presented in partnership with the East Cleveland Public Library.

3
Mar
“Zero Hour”, 360-degree dome projection, 2015
Thursday 5:00pm

Free + open to all

In collaboration with the Case Western Reserve University Department of Art History and Art and the Cleveland Institute of Art. 

This program is part of the Research, Engagement, and Politics in Contemporary Art series which explores issues that have become central to contemporary art and places emphasis on the productive intersections of art as research, art as engagement, and art as politics. Through video screenings and artist talks, this series creates a space for exchange and dialogue among academic communities, art audiences, and the general public.

5
Mar
Saturday 11:00am5:00pm

Free + open to all

MOCA Cleveland is free to all on the first Saturday of each month. People of all ages can explore one of Cleveland's cultural anchors, engage with the exhibitions on view, and take part in family-friendly workshops or activities. Guided tours are also available for adults.

With three different exhibition seasons each year, MOCA Cleveland, Northeast Ohio's only contemporary art museum, is always changing. Come explore!

 

10
Mar
17
Mar
Thursday 7:00pm

Free with museum admission

The first annual Foreign Exchange Photo Competition showcases some of the most exciting and diverse images from around the world and brings them to Cleveland for a juried exhibition. Come and celebrate this community-building photo competition. You’ll get a sneak peek at the jury-selected finalists whose work will go on view at Cleveland’s 2731 Prospect Contemporary Art gallery (beginning March 24).

24
Mar
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, A Pedigree Of Some Note, 2013, oil on canvas, 59 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York and Corvi-Mora, London. ©Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
Thursday 7:30pm

Free with museum admission

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s creative practice moves between visual art and literature. As both a writer and a painter, she creates mysterious and captivating fictional characters that emerge and develop on both the page and the canvas. In this program, the Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers will recite and perform some of Yiadom-Boakye’s short stories in the gallery alongside her work, bringing to life the imaginary figures she paints.

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