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Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

11400 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106
216 421 8671
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Ranked #65 of 85 Attractions in Cleveland
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We came at a wrong time, right between the exhibitions, so the museum was empty. We just toured the building and appreciated the architecture. If you like buildings, go see this one.

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If for nothing else visit the gift shop. There were original items with very reasonable prices. Everything is displayed beautifully with an emphasis on local designers and artists. It outshines the MOMA gift shop in NYC! I enjoyed the two exhibits I saw, Corita Kent and Hans Op de Beeck. The woman at the admissions desk cautioned me to take... More

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New York City
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143 reviews 143 reviews
8 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The building is gorgeous, inside and out. It's worth a visit for the architecture alone. But where oh where is the art? I walked inside and the only things I saw on the ground level were the ticket booth, a gift shop and a snack bar. Not a work of art in sight. There's a giant commons area that was... More

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Ohio
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We did not know that when the museum is prepping another exhibit it's actually closed. But the gift shop was open and we had a wonderful time. Very interesting mix of affordable and crazy priced items never seen anywhere else before. I will be back for more gift shopping and hopefully to see an exhibit. The staff was extremely friendly... More

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Chesterland, Ohio
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272 reviews 272 reviews
101 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is not a traditional museum in any sense of the word. As the title implies, it is limited to contemporary art. The museum itself has been housed in a number of locations, and is now in a striking 4-story black onyx-type building at the edge of the CWRU campus about 300 yards from... More

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Randolph, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The building, while cool-looking, contains nothing interesting. With the Cleveland Museum of Art so close (and it's lack of admission fee), it just doesn't deliver. The collection is small and uninteresting, and the entrance fee is relatively high for the area. Its hours are also uninviting.

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed next door at the Courtyard, and saw this amazing modern building. We had to go in and see what it was about But, when we went in and paid $12, we found almost no art. The collection is tiny. This is not an art criticism. Whether contemporary art is your cup of tea, is a matter of what... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This institution began in the 1980's and has had several homes before moving to its own building designed by Farshid Moussavi. Located in university circle this museum continues to keep Cleveland on top of what is happening today in the world of contemporary art. There's a cafe in the building and one should take a walk on Toby Plaza after... More

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Hudson, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

After months of looking forward to the new MOCA, I was sorely disappointed by this museum. While the exterior adds a fascinatingly different look to its new University Circle location, the interior is just another trendy mass of dull gray concrete. Where we thought windows should be to open a novel view of the area, instead there were gray slab... More

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Medina, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Visited here hoping to see some actual contemporary art. . .boy, were we disappointed. Only two floors have exhibits. . . and one whole floor was closed during our visit. The other floor had all performance art exhibits. . a woman dumping/smashing jars of paint and the like. While this is moderately interesting, we expected some actual 'art'. . .... More

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