Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
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gefilte63
Beachwood, OH745 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I have live in Cleveland for 5.5 years and always wanted to visit; we had the chance to go on a Sunday in January--right before it closed down for a month to change all the exhibitions.
When MOCA says contemporary, they mean it. Art works from the 2020s and some still in the works. The museum is not very big, but we still spent about 90 minutes here. The art was interesting and provocative; the building itself is also quite interesting.
Staff was everywhere and helpful. I would definitely come back to MOCA--especially now that new exhibitions are in.
There is nearby parking; no cafe inside...so MOCA does not serve mocha!
Written 19 February 2024
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Patty B
Nashville, TN1,480 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
There was hardly anything to see at this really beautiful building. We were really surprised. We were given a booklet but not much in that either.

We could not figure out the purpose of this museum. What we did like was huge hand outside !!! Thats the only thing we felt was worth seeing. That and the outside of the building which made us think we were going to see some wonderful contemporary art
inside.....NOT.
Written 25 February 2023
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With4kids
Hiram, OH12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
The Pros: Super friendly staff, free admission and in a vibrant neighborhood

The Cons: the artist deliberately designed the museum-wide exhibit with no signage so the I stumbled around with three other families trying to figure out what was going on. Overheard a boy on the massive stairs say to his dad that it was “scary here” and he wanted to leave (there was a creepy voice counting down numbers booming throughout the massive lobby) and another child said to his mom that it seemed like a fun house. I found the architecture cold and confusing.

Worth stopping in if you’re walking by but I wouldn’t plan your trip around this museum.
Written 29 December 2022
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N0rmalee
Bossier City, LA675 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
While experience was bad, parking lot right across the street supposedly took cash or you could charge it on an app you had to download. Machine wouldn’t accept coins or bills, finally somebody that evidently works for the company drove up and notified a repairman and was going to stay there and let others trying to park it was free til fixed. Went in and it’s free but all they had in there was a bunch of TVs/monitors with a chair to sit and watch something. Some voice apparently from one of the installations was just going thru what sounded like years…like 1972, 1973, on and on, made no sense.
Written 18 September 2022
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TravelerWithOpinions
Boston, MA536 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Engaging, thought-provoking exhibits in memorable building. It is worth a special trip to see "Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano LA" about collaborations among LA-based Chicanx artists from the late 1960s through early 1990s. Plus: free admission!!
Written 1 November 2021
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Sandy K
Marblehead, OH238 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We enjoyed our visit to the MOCA, despite one whole exhibit being closed for installation. The remaining exhibits were interesting and thought-provoking. The artist-in-residence presented dolls in various costumes, and displayed audience responses, which added a great deal to the experience. A large display of queer art was also interesting and informative. A word of caution for families with young children: there are explicit depictions of human genitals and violence. Know before you go!
Written 2 October 2021
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dane292
Columbus, OH10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
absolutely spectacular building and interior space. It felt good to be there. I would have paid to just sit quietly in the space, but it was free!

I was hoping to see or experience something that would move me or make me see something from a different perspective. especially after all the fuss about excluded parties and experiences.

I admit I didn't stay for the entire film, but seeing a young kid frolicking in a garden sprayer, the slave ship water episode, and the phallic display wasn't particularly thought provoking, inspiring or presenting anything new. All have been done before.

I am glad that an artist might have gotten some exposure which he might haven't had previously.

It was more inspiring to drive through East Cleveland or Slavic Village.

Glad I came but doubt I would come back.
Written 8 April 2021
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI935 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
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 interesting as the outside! And then there is the art! MOCA does not have their own collection; they bring in exhibits of contemporary modern art that is theme-based or the work of an artist or group of artists. On our recent visit, we enjoyed the works of Margaret Kilgallen and the Temporary Spaces of Joy and Freedom exhibit. And it was nice to see families with young children enjoying the hands-on activities offered.
Written 12 March 2020
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applegirl57
Detroit, MI779 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
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' topics. Free admission for locals. Easy walking distance to University Circle and Uptown districts.
Written 28 October 2019
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ohmemercylard
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
What a fun museum! Their mission is to involve communities that don't usually pay much attention to museums, marginalized groups, not just rich old stodgy white people. And the best part is, it's free!!
Written 10 October 2019
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