JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — MOCA Jacksonville will host its Spring Family Day, presented by PNC, this Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum and its community partners will be offering an exciting free admission day filled with family-friendly activities, artmaking, and live performances. MOCA will offer a discount on the purchase of Family Memberships and Setlan Coffee Co., the museum’s newest partner, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors can visit all current exhibitions, including the new Project Atrium installation by local artist Hiromi Moneyhun, ? ? Yurei (Ghosts), which opens to the public the same day. The museum is free every Saturday thanks to VyStar Credit Union.
COMMUNITY PARTNERS & ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
11:00 a.m. UNF Percussion activates Phillip Corner’s Metal Meditations piece in the 3rd floor exhibition Don’t Blame it on Zen: The Way of John Cage & Friends
12:00 p.m. UNF Percussion will perform compositions by John Cage in the 5th floor Loft
1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra recital in the Theater
2:45 p.m. Performance by Hello Mr. Joe in the 5th floor Loft
3:45 p.m. Performance by Hello Mr. Joe in the 5th floor Loft
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. MOCA Education Collaborative Painting
Setlan Coffee Co. at MOCA
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
UNF Print Guild
Founded in 1924 as the Jacksonville Fine Arts Society, the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville is a private nonprofit visual arts educational institution and a cultural resource of the University of North Florida. One of the Southeast’s largest contemporary art institutions, MOCA Jacksonville serves the community and its visitors through innovative exhibitions, notable collections, award-winning educational programs, and compelling publications designed to enhance an understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art, with a particular emphasis on works created from 1960 to the present. MOCA Jacksonville originates more than ninety five percent of its exhibitions and accompanying publications. In the past three years, the Museum has produced more than thirty exhibitions. While it attracts visitors from all over the Southeast, MOCA Jacksonville is an important community partner in Northeast Florida. In 2009, MOCA Jacksonville became a cultural resource of the University of North Florida, and thereby enhanced its commitment to providing the highest quality arts educational opportunities, which now include special lectures, college-level art courses, and special faculty and student exhibitions. The Museum is also a cornerstone of Jacksonville’s multibillion-dollar downtown revitalization plan with exhibitions and programs that bring new visitors to the civic core during the day, at night, and on weekends. Educational programming includes children’s literacy initiatives and family art-making classes as well as regular tours, lectures, films, and publications for children and adults.
For more information including hours of operation, admission prices and upcoming exhibitions and programs, call 904.366.6911 or visit mocajacksonville.unf.edu.