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Museum of Contemporary Art

Address: 149 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701 (El Presidio)
Phone Number: 520-624-5019
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Ranked #99 of 122 Attractions in Tucson
Type: Museums
Owner description: MOCA is Southern Arizona's only museum devoted exclusively to exploring the cutting edge art of our...
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: MOCA is Southern Arizona's only museum devoted exclusively to exploring the cutting edge art of our time. Through varied programs, MOCA supports the critical interpretation and display of contemporary art in service to the community as a public trust. Since beginning to program as a museum in 2003, MOCA has presented the work of nearly 250 artists and thinkers, 90% of them Tucsonans. MOCA is committed to thinking globally, acting locally and engaging with the ethics and aesthetics of contemporary life. MOCA is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Arizona Commission on the Arts, and its members.

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Tucson, Arizona, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I am so glad I went on the FREE Sunday...had I had to pay $8 I would have asked for my money back. Several pieces in the back rooms were made with car window sunshields ( one was JUST like mine btw) and pool noodles..... it just didn't do it for me...nor the blue prints, nor the 3 D art... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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89 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

One hall with what appeared to be scaffolding with some cloth covering. No, this was the feature exhibit. Four or five other rooms the size of a child's bedroom with a few things. And we're done here. Poorest art value ever.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Having grown up in Boston, I'm a bit of a museum snob. But this is Tucson. They have great exhibits, just smaller. If you're a member you get opening invites, etc. Worth the investment!

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Tucson, Arizona
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20 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

We just got back from a visit to this little museum in down town Tucson. There were two exhibits, one conected to the exhibit at the Tucson Museum of Art, "Who Shot Rock and Roll". MOCA had an exhibit of flyers, record jackets and adds for punk rock bands from the mid 1970's to mid 1980's. This is not my... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2011

If you think garbage is an art form, this is the place for you. We were thinking exhibits like MOMA but this is extreme. I would be willing to guess 99% of people who go here feel ripped off. The large firehouse is nearly empty, except for a lone car in the middle and a few scant pieces of "trash"... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010 via mobile

The new fire house location for moca is incredible! The Great Hall space is perfect for large works and the music performances are awesome. Congrats, moca!

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