MOCA’S 90 for 90
Throughout 2014, the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville is celebrating ninety years of service and commitment to Northeast Florida and its visitors. This anniversary year commemorates MOCA’s storied history and transformation from its origin as the Jacksonville Fine Arts Society in 1924 to its transitions from the Jacksonville Art Museum to the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art and finally to the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. Today, MOCA is a nonprofit visual arts educational institution, a cultural resource of the University of North Florida, and one of the Southeast’s largest contemporary art institutions.
While the Museum attracts visitors from all over the Southeast and beyond, MOCA sees its primary role as that of an integral partner with the city of Jacksonville and the surrounding community. To this end, in 1999, the Museum’s membership unanimously voted to relocate the Museum from its location on Art Museum Drive to the historic Western Union Building across from Hemming Plaza in the heart of downtown Jacksonville, completing renovations in May 2003. Today, MOCA serves as a cornerstone of Jacksonville’s multi-billion-dollar downtown revitalization plan, and its exhibitions and programs bring new visitors to the civic core during the day, at night, and on weekends. MOCA’s commitment to revitalizing downtown remains as strong today as it was in 1999.
Help honor ninety years of excellence in visual arts with a special gift of $1,000 or more. Your generous contribution will help support MOCA’s cutting-edge explorations of contemporary art seen in all of our galleries as well as contribute to our award-winning educational programs, including Rainbow Artists: Art and Autism across the Spectrum and Voice of the People. Your contribution and dedication to our Museum means the world to everyone we serve. Here’s to ninety more years of promoting the art, artists, and ideas of our time together!
Each donor will receive an Avant Garde membership, a listing on a special ninetieth anniversary wall, and an invitation to a special event.