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“Disappointing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street, Miami, FL 33161
305-893-6211
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Ranked #44 of 88 Attractions in Miami
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences – especially underserved populations – through the collection, preservation and exhibition of the best of contemporary art and its art historical influences.The Museum of Contemporary Art is known for its provocative and innovative exhibitions, and for seeking a fresh approach in examining the art of our time. The museum maintains an active exhibition schedule, presenting 8 to 10 exhibitions annually.
Silver Spring, Maryland
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“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We went out of our way to see the museum which at the far north end of Miami. The museum is fairly small but has plans for expansion. I didn't see much of a permanent collection. The current exhibit really wasn't an exhibit. MOCA had invited several artists to move their studios to the galleries (Trading Places). Only one of the artists was present on a weekend and it was pleasant to talk to him about his drawings and concepts. The rest of the studios in the galleries were unmanned and pretty disorganized. Before going to MOCA I'd check online to make sure that there is an exhibit that interests you. Parking is free and convenient.

Visited November 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“A Must See for Art Lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Although a bit out of the way for most visitors to Miami Beach, the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami is really one that ought not be missed. I go every time I'm in Miami and each visit is a pleasure. It's a fairly small museum but they have really first rate shows and one of the best museum stores anywhere. They are currently in a fundraising drive to expand and I do wish them good fortune on this endeavor. Current exhibition includes works by Ed Ruscha and Ragnar Kjartansson from Iceland. Kjartansson's video pieces are both funny and thought provoking. Unlike many galleries and museums the staff at MOCA are exceedingly helpful and friendly. In fact on my last visit I got into an intelligent conversation with one of the security guards about one of Kjartansson's videos. If you're staying in Miami Beach MOCA is straight up I-95 to NE 125th Street. Not the best of neighborhoods but well worth the trip.

Visited August 2012
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Miami, Florida
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“Super Hip, Very Clever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

MOCA has very clever, original exhibitions. Most of the shows showcase the work of new, up and coming artists who are gaining noterity in the art world and are important to know about. When they show work by established artists, such as Ed Ruscha, who is on view now, it is usually of their newer work, or from a new perspective. MOCA has great programs and special events and is an excellent way to be involved in the arts scene. They organize art-related excusions to galleries or to individual collections and have great lectures and classes for daul

Visited May 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Love the Openings!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

I highly recommend going to MOCA's Thursday night show openings. I've been to a few now - great food, fun art, the people are enjoyable, and the staff is knowledgeable.

Visited June 2012
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“great contemporary art Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

what can i say, great art, great art store.
the museum is relitively small.

Visited January 2012
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