Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, better known by its acronym, MOCA, is a contemporary art museum located in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1968 by Marjorie Talalay, Agnes Gund, and Nina Castelli Sundell as The New Gallery, the museum was renamed the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art in 1984. In order to expand its exhibition space, in 1990 the museum moved to a 20000sqft former Sears store on Carnegie Avenue that is now part of the Cleveland Play House complex which was renovated by Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects, Inc. to retrofit the space. In 2002, CCCA changed its name to Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.
On October 8, 2012 the new $27.2 million home for MOCA opened to the public at the corner of Mayfield Road and Euclid Avenue. The new building was designed by world-famous Iranian born London architect Farshid Moussavi.
Past exhibits have featured art by Andy Warhol, Christo, and Claes Oldenburg, Jim Hodges and Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson, among others. The museum places a special focus on artists from Greater Cleveland and the rest of Northeastern Ohio in regional group shows curated every two years.
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  • If you like today's international architecture along the lines of Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and others, you will enjoy Farshid Moussavi's first U.S. building. The inside is as...  more »
  • Modern and accessible space. This museum has continuous visiting exhibitions, as it is not a collections museum. The space lends itself to sweeping and *big* visiting exhibits. They take on 'edgy...  more »
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  • This place is beautiful! I wasn't able to explore the entire building but from what I experienced, it was great! Lots if hands-on activities and interactive projects. And it's free! Its nestled right next to a plethora of places to eat and relax. It's good for all ages and any occasion. Kids would love it!
  • Honestly, not that great compared to the other museums in the area. Recently became free which is nice, but the nearby art museum is also free and it feels to me easier to spend more time there. Its nice, but feels like there isn't much. Maybe I just don't like contemporary art much.

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