The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA), a cultural institute of the University of North Florida, reopened on August 11. The new museum experience includes in-person tours as well as live virtual tours of exhibitions to be enjoyed safely at home, both led by the museum’s curatorial and education teams. Museum staff has developed a reopening plan focused on adhering to best practices outlined by national health organizations, while maintaining the integrity of the museum guest experience.
“While this experience will be different from before, in many ways it will be more personal and innovative,” says MOCA Director, Caitlín Doherty. “Guests can enjoy private weekend tours of the exhibitions at the museum, as well as dynamic live virtual tour experiences to be enjoyed from the comfort of home.” Register in advance online at mocajacksonville.unf.edu.
With the reopening, the museum is pleased to announce that there are also two new exhibitions on view for visitors to explore including “Project Atrium: Rina Banerjee,” which was set to open in March but was delayed due to the health crisis, as well as “Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia.” The museum’s featured exhibition and permanent collection exhibition on view prior to the pandemic crisis have been extended. “Breaking Boundaries: The Vision of Jacqueline Holmes” is on view until November 15, 2020, while “Recent Acquisitions: History in the Making” is on view until September 20, 2020.
MOCA will continue its “Museum at Home Experience, smART Online,” which launched this spring in response to the museum closure. This dynamic virtual platform provides a wide range of digital experiences including interviews with artists, livestream programs, art activities for children, and Netflix Independent Film Viewing Parties. To support the artists and arts organizations the museum works with throughout the year, MOCA Jacksonville is continuing to partner with collaborators through virtual platforms with fresh content.
MOCA Jacksonville, A Cultural Institute of the University of North Florida, 333 N. Laura St., (904) 366-6911.