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:

18
May
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.

 

19
May
Saturday 10:00am

$25; $20 for MOCA Members

Mindfulness: Finding Balance In The Gallery
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.

19
May
Education Program
Saturday 10:00am

Free for kids; Museum admission for caregivers

Our MOCA ArtSquad friends, Cherry and Beauregard have gathered unusual materials and objects and put them inside a special art box. Every playdate, we look, think and share as we discover the surprises inside together! From reading to play to art-making, this is the perfect program for our smallest creative audiences (and their grown-up companions). Pre-registered friends will receive clues in advance via email, and there also will be clues MOCA’s website each week! Preregistration is required at mocacleveland.org or 216.421.8671

19
May
Saturday 2:30pm

Free with Museum Admission

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. Multidisciplinary artist Julia Christensen, Associate Professor of Integrated Media at Oberlin College, will discuss Simon Denny’s sculptures, paintings, and prints in The Founder’s Paradox. Denny’s new body of work uses the language and structure of board games to examine mythologies emerging from the influence of tech founders like Peter Theil (PayPal) and Reed Hoffman (LinkedIn).

24
May
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.

26
May
Saturday 9:30am

$25; $20 for MOCA Members

Mindfulness: Finding Balance In The Gallery

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.

2
Jun
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

8
Jun
Friday 8:00pm

$12 general; free for students with ID and MOCA Members

Don’t miss this last chance to have a transformative sound experience inside INDUCTION. Tauba Auerbach and visual artist and projectionist Laura Paris join experimental band Zs for this unique, in-gallery performance and premier of ‘LIGATURE.’

9
Jun
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.

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