Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

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Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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bobD7232FS
Baton Rouge, LA101 contributions
Small but nice museum art collection
Mar 2021
Glad we stopped into this small but nice art museum. Walked over from a long walk along the Riverfront. Recommend the walk as a way to really see the beauty of this city. Had a couple hours to spare so we entered this museum. Not disappointed except for all the mask wearing requirements and cafe and seating areas all closed. Not very inviting to relax and hang out and take your time. Oh well, the art was very interesting and that is really the focus. Had a good time here. Not crowded at all on a Sunday afternoon.
Written March 8, 2021
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Max
Chicago, IL8 contributions
Wow -- what a disappointment. Total waste of time.
Jan 2020
We had planned on spending several hours here --but saw everything in 15 minutes. Couldn't believe they think they are a museum! They need to close the doors, shut down and save tax payer dollars. (We enjoyed Cummer Museum.)
Written January 30, 2020
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,373 contributions
A small museum of modern art and sculpture
Nov 2019
The MOCA as it is called, is a unique little museum new to the City of Jacksonville. The displays are by local artists or by professors who work for the University of North Florida who helps run this museum.

The second floor was dedicated to a Chinese artist exhibition of paintings and sculpture and was quite interesting. The galleries were also filled with recent works by the professional artists that work at the college and their works filled the other side of the galleries. On the Fifth floor, it is dedicated to student art and workshops.

The main level has a small gallery space, a musical sculpture and a small cafe restaurant. That was the only problem with the museum is that it smelled of brunt toast and grilled cheese. The smells of the restaurant could be had all over the museum's open air concept.

You can see the whole museum in about an hour and a half and not be over-whelmed by it.

Another observation is that there is a big homeless population outside the museum and don't let them intimidate you. I found the area very safe.
Written December 5, 2019
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Coyote-Travelerz
Jacksonville, FL1,398 contributions
Small with Interesting Exhibits
Aug 2019 • Couples
We visited last weekend before the new 3rd floor exhibit opened.

We really enjoyed the atrium exhibit and the 5th floor art produced by children at local hospitals.

This is a small museum and great escape for an hour from the summer heat.
Written August 17, 2019
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Javail M
10 contributions
Nice relaxing date night
Aug 2019
This museum is great because it's
1. cheap to visit
2. Has an awesome kids play area with all kinds of hands-on activities to keep them busy.
3 has some really nice artifacts that are accompanied by a listening station that has the voices of children interpreting some of the pieces.
4. Offers classes in a couple of the rooms on the 5th floor. We stumbled in on a pottery class and it was awesome.
5. it's open late and offers free entry to military personnel and I believe police and firefighters as well.
Written August 16, 2019
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FDinger
Florida995 contributions
Nice Museum
Aug 2019
I only visit this museum a couple times a year, but I always enjoy the exhibits. My daughter also does summer camp here, and the programs are excellent. The exhibit space is open and light. They usually have an interesting large installation in the entrance area. It is open for free on Art Walk nights too. I highly recommend a visit.
Written August 9, 2019
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Sandy R
26 contributions
Call Ahead
Aug 2019 • Couples
They are currently renovating and only the 2nd floor is open. Fifth floor is open but it is an educational children's art camp-class. There is a David Bowie painting and a small Yoko Ono piece. Friendly staff .
Written August 1, 2019
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T M
Charlottesvill128 contributions
Small and friendly
Jun 2019 • Solo
I arrived at the museum when a good portion of the museum was closed for an upcoming event. The person at the front desk was friendly and let me know why the areas were closed and added that the admission was free, due to the limited viewing. The top floor was a cool space for campers. It looked as if the kids were happy and participating in a creative project. A few pieces of art were also on display. A second gallery opened at the time was a small show with two contemporary artists. I would like to return someday to see the full museum space.
Written July 5, 2019
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smalltowngirl
11 contributions
Who would have thought
May 2019 • Solo
Looking for something to do while I had time on my hands before my flight left. Read the reviews and found my way to this museum. It's small but very nice. As soon as you walk in the huge wall of pictures is just fantastic. The 2nd floor was very nice. If I had any questions someone was available to answer. BUT the 3rd floor was my absolute favorite. The work by the artist Ali Banisador and Nathan Lewis I just loved them. My liking did lean more to the work done by Ali Banisador thou. But nevertheless This was really nice. Two blocks down to Duval was an ice cream and candy shop. This was a win win.
Thanks
Written June 5, 2019
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Caretta51
Hilton Head, SC4,531 contributions
A Gem of a Museum
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a great museum which we stumbled onto purely by accident while wandering. It is very inexpensive, large enough to offer 3 floors of permanent and temporary exhibits, yet small enough to maintain your interest and not absorb your entire day. Definitely worth a visit.
Written April 12, 2019
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  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Wed 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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