Featured Exhibition


MOCA Jacksonville Launches Stein Prize for Emerging Artists

Award highlights Museum’s role in bringing rising artists to Jacksonville

Smoke and Mirrors

Sculpture and the Imaginary

September 19, 2015 – January 24, 2016

Project Atrium: Ian Johnston

November 14, 2015 – February 28, 2016

2015 Art Ventures Grant Awards Artists

In the UNF Gallery at MOCA

December 1, 2015 – January 17, 2016


Art with A Heart in Healthcare

August 23, 2015 – December 6, 2015

Allegory of Fortune

Photographs by Amanda Rosenblatt

December 13, 2015 – March 27, 2016

Upcoming Events

#istandwithMOCA Day
  • MOCA Jacksonville celebrates #istandwithMOCA Day with free admission in appreciation for the community that supported the Museum so passionately during a First Amendment challenge in 2014. This free Saturday after Thanksgiving gives more families a chance to enjoy MOCA, view two newly acquired Angela Strassheim works, and reflect on the events of the past year.

  • Saturday, November 28 • 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Regions Sunday: November 29
  • Regions cardholders receive free admission to MOCA Jacksonville on Sundays to enjoy exhibitions on multiple floors.

  • Sunday, November 29 • Noon-5 p.m.
2015 Art Ventures Grant Awards Artists Reception
  • Be the first to see the 2015 Art Ventures Grant Awards Artists in the UNF Gallery on MOCA Jacksonville’s second floor. This exhibition showcases the recipients of the 2015 Art Ventures Grants, awarded annually by The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida since 1990. The UNF Department of Art and Design offers a distinctive selection of works by these artists who represent a slice of Northeast Florida’s robust creative community.

  • Wednesday, December 2 • 6–8 p.m.
Art Fusion: December 2
  • Art Fusion provides a creative and inspiring environment for children to work with their parents or adult caregivers. Led by a professional art educator, Art Fusion enriches children’s creative minds through hands-on projects related to the Permanent Collection or the current Featured Exhibition. Art Fusion takes place in one of MOCA Jacksonville’s fifth floor classrooms during Downtown Art Walk on the first Wednesday of each month.

  • Wednesday, December 2 • 5–8 p.m.
Free Art Walk: December
  • First Wednesday Art Walk is an ever-changing free event that features more than forty downtown venues which display works by a wide variety of visual artists. MOCA Jacksonville, an Art Walk anchor site, hosts special guests, and always a surprise or two.

  • Wednesday, December 2 • 5-9 p.m.
FIS/FNF Free Thursday Evenings: December 3
  • MOCA Jacksonville partners with FIS and Fidelity National Financial to provide free Thursday evening admission and tours throughout 2015. This free evening allows a far greater number of community members to experience MOCA Jacksonville’s formidable exhibitions, take part in its inventive programming, and get to know FIS and FNF as sponsors of one of Jacksonville’s premier cultural landmarks. Join us at 7 p.m. each Thursday for a forty-five-minute tour of the Museum galleries.

  • Thursday, December 3 • 5-9 p.m.
Holiday Brunch at Café Nola
  • Café Nola serves a brunch to help you get in the holiday mood. Select favorites from a buffet of fresh salads, pastries, and hot side items while you wait for your gourmet hot entrée. Pair the brunch with a performance of Circle Mirror Transformation at 2 p.m. (tickets sold separately) and a tour of Smoke and Mirrors at 3:45 p.m. Please call 904-224-0113 for reservations.

  • Sunday, December 6 • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Circle Mirror Transformation
  • Partnering with the newly formed Bold Theatre Group, MOCA Jacksonville brings illusion to the stage. This engaging play by Annie Baker follows a cast of five aspiring actors as they discover themselves over the course of a six-week improvisation class where the repercussions of simple theater games transform their entire lives. Circle Mirror Transformation won an Off-Broadway Theater Award for Best New American Play in 2009. Make a reservation at Café Nola for dinner before the December 2-3 performances or brunch before the December 6 performance. Please call 904-224-0113 for reservations. Take a tour of Smoke and Mirrors after the December 5-6 performances at 3:45 p.m.

  • December 2-4 • 7-8:30 p.m. | December 5-6 • 2-3:30 p.m.
Art Fusion in Hemming Park: December 6
  • This favorite family pastime moves to the outdoors once a month. Join one of MOCA Jacksonville’s professional art educators in Hemming Park for a hands-on art-making project inspired by the works in the Museum. Have lunch at Charlie’s Café, play a game of giant chess or checkers, listen to live music, and explore the Imagination Playground—all in Hemming Park. Then head inside MOCA Jacksonville for more fun. Children who take part in Art Fusion in Hemming Park receive free gallery admission that day. Don’t forget to take advantage of Museums on Us the first weekend of each month (free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders) and Regions Sundays (free admission for Regions cardholders).

  • Sunday, December 6 • noon- 4 p.m.
Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend: December
  • Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders enjoy free MOCA Jacksonville admission the first weekend of each month.

  • December 5-6, 2015