The museum originates most of its own exhibitions, presenting an exciting mix of both emerging and legendary artists. Visitors from around the world are drawn to its permanent collection reflecting the most important developments in contemporary art.
MOCA presents a continuous calendar of lectures by renowned artists and critics, film screenings, concerts, and cutting edge performances. It has attracted nationwide attention for highly original education and outreach programs that make contemporary art accessible, understandable, and enjoyable to people of all ages.
MOCA members enjoy special entrée to the art world in Miami and beyond. Through enrichment programs, cultural travel and social events, members are provided dynamic opportunities to enhance their understanding of contemporary art and develop relationships with collectors and art enthusiasts from around the world.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, NORTH MIAMI
Joan Lehman Building
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
NEW METHODS, a three-day symposium examining the practices of contemporary arts organizations that provide essential educational and professional development to local artistic communities in Latin America.
The symposium will provide an insider's view into the diverse art scenes and complexities of working in the region, and through critical discussions with key figures working today, will expand the dialogue about these organizations, their perspectives, and their contexts.
Organizations that will participate in the symposium include:
The three-day symposium, which is open to the public, will be the first opportunity for leaders from the participating organizations to meet together in the United States and publicly present their practices. Speakers will include: Eduardo Abaroa, Helmut Batista, Pablo Helguera, Roberto Jacoby, Michy Marxuach, Yoshua Okon, Judi Werthein, and others.
On May 6 at 6:30 pm, Dr. George Yudice, Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami will present MOCA's Dr. Sanford and Dolores Ziff Lecture. Dr. Yudice is one of the foremost Latin Americanists whose research interests include cultural policy, globalization, transnational processes, and the role of intellectuals, artists, and activists in national and transnational institutions.
Presenting organizations meet criteria that include: a focus on community building in their region; promotion of education of practicing artists through the organization of lectures and facilitation of discussions about contemporary art; investment in exchange by bringing international figures to their organizations through hosting guest artists and lectures or through artist residency programs; and non-profit status or the adherence to non-profit ideals. New Methods is presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami and is organized by MOCA Associate Curator Ruba Katrib.