Press Releases

April 19, 2021

Featuring New and Recent Work by Artists Working Across Disciplines, The Regional Explores the Cultural Complexities of America's Heartland

Exhibition Premieres at moCa in July 2021, Then Travels to the CAC and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Cleveland and Cincinnati, OH and Kansas City, MO—April 19, 2021—The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa), the Contempora

November 19, 2020

For the safety of our staff and visitors, moCa is closed to the public effective immediately based on Cuyahoga County's Resolution No. 2020-143 (Wednesday, November 18) that issues a stay-at-home advisory and essential travel only within our county.

Please stay connected to moCa at Facebook and Instagram and look for upcoming programs.

September 20, 2020

moCa Cleveland will welcome visitors for the first time on October 1, 2020 since temporarily closing on March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the interim, moCa’s Re-entry Task Force has monitored public health recommendations and mandates and has taken appropriate actions.

August 21, 2020

Events and Timeline

The Breath of Empty Space, a traveling exhibition of drawings by Shaun Leonardo organized by independent curator John Chaich, was scheduled for moCa’s 2020 summer season by former Executive Director Jill Snyder and Chief Curator Courtenay Finn. This was to have been moCa’s second engagement with Mr.

June 19, 2020

Cleveland, June 19, 2020 – The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa) today announced that Jill Snyder has resigned after 23 years as Executive Director to begin a transition to new leadership for this trailblazing contemporary art institution. To ensure a smooth executive transition, she will continue to consult with the Board and senior management team over the coming year.

February 27, 2020

Cleveland OHIO, (February 24, 2020)—JOANN and the Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) Cleveland are bridging the contemporary art and traditional crafting communities in a collaboration around moCa’s current exhibition, Margaret Kilgallen’s that’s where the beauty is. Headquartered in Northeast Ohio, JOANN is the lead sponsor for the visually explosive show, which evokes the

January 15, 2020

Cleveland, OHIO (January 15, 2020)—The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland presents American artist Margaret Kilgallen (1967–2001) in her first posthumous museum survey that’s where the beauty is. from January 31–May 17, 2020.

January 15, 2020

Cleveland, OHIO (January 15, 2020)—This winter, the Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) Cleveland presents Temporary Spaces of Joy and Freedom, in the Toby Devan Lewis Gallery and Interior Stair from January 31–May 17, 2020.

September 13, 2019

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland: September 13, 2019–January 5, 2020

Cleveland Museum of Art: October 13, 2019–February 16, 2020


April 24, 2019

Strong Board Leadership Lays Groundwork for Lasting Impact

March 26, 2019


moCa Cleveland’s 50th Anniversary Gala + Auction

The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa) will bring together artists, patrons, benefactors, and members of the museum’s founding families in celebration of moCa’s 50th anniversary.

December 3, 2018

moCa Cleveland’s fall/winter season includes a brand new, year-long exhibition of video and film, entitled Double Takes,  which pairs groundbreaking early works with projects by some of today's most promising artists. Each month the two films are connected by a shared theme.

November 1, 2018

Cleveland, OH (November 1, 2018) – The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa) has gifted 40 years of archives to the Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University.

October 15, 2018

Cleveland, OH (October 15, 2018) The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa) presents Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle, organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum, a body of visually stunning ecologically-focused work that is rooted in activism.

July 12, 2018

FRONT International Opening Day at MOCA is

Saturday, July 14

CLEVELAND (July 8, 2018) – In concert with FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland will dedicate its entir