Featured Exhibition


Southern Exposure

Portraits of a Changing Landscape

May 16, 2015 – August 30, 2015

In Time We Shall Know Ourselves

Photographs by Raymond Smith

April 25, 2015 – August 30, 2015

Project Atrium: Joelle Dietrick


July 18, 2015 – October 25, 2015


In the UNF Gallery at MOCA

May 2, 2015 – August 30, 2015


Art with A Heart in Healthcare

August 23, 2015 – December 6, 2015

Smoke and Mirrors

Sculpture and the Imaginary

September 19, 2015 – January 24, 2016

Avery Lawrence: Live in Jacksonville

In the UNF Gallery at MOCA

September 8, 2015 – November 22, 2015

Upcoming Events

The Contemporaries Happy Hour at Ovinté
  • Join fellow members of The Contemporaries during the fourth Friday of each month to mix, mingle, and sample local hot spots while discussing the latest contemporary trends. In August, The Contemporaries visit Ovinté in St. Johns Town Center.

  • Friday, August 28 • 6-8 p.m.
Regions Sunday: August 30
  • Regions cardholders receive free admission to MOCA Jacksonville on Sundays to enjoy exhibitions on multiple floors.

  • Sunday, August 30 • Noon-5 p.m.
Art Fusion: September 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, September 2 • 5–8 p.m.
  • Throughout the exhibition Southern Exposure, MOCA Jacksonville invites community members to share their own photographic interpretations of the Southern landscape on social media. After being inspired by the works in the exhibition, capture your own views of the South and share them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram under #MySouthernExposure. The Museum will celebrate the best examples in a repeating slideshow during the September Downtown Art Walk.

  • Wednesday, September 2 • 5-9 p.m.
Free Art Walk: September
  • 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, September 2 • 5-9 p.m.
FIS/FNF Free Thursday Evenings: September 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, September 3 • 5-9 p.m.
Art Fusion in Hemming Park: September 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, September 6 • noon- 4 p.m.
Regions Sunday: September 6
  • Regions cardholders receive free admission to MOCA Jacksonville on Sundays to enjoy exhibitions on multiple floors.

  • Sunday, September 6 • Noon-5 p.m.
Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend: September
  • Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders enjoy free MOCA Jacksonville admission the first weekend of each month.

  • September 5-6, 2015
Avery Lawrence: Live in Jacksonville Reception
  • Meet the artist during the opening of his exhibition “Avery Larwrence: Live in Jacksonville:/current/avery-lawrence-live-in-jacksonville in the UNF Gallery on MOCA Jacksonville’s second floor. This exhibition builds off the unstable, contextually dependent nature of its own title. The artist explores the word “live” as a homograph. Live is a declaration, a promise, an ideal, an escape. Lawrence uses performance, video, and installation to explore the different sides of language and meaning in the context of the local and global politics of Jacksonville and the art world. Lawrence is the second annual Judy Eisen Visiting Artist at the University of North Florida.

  • Thursday, September 10 • 6-8 p.m.