North Miami

United States

770 NE 125th Street
Phone: 305-893-6211
Fax: 305-891-1472

Museum Of Contemporary Art, North Miami

Since the opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art's Joan Lehman Building in 1996, MOCA has earned a reputation for groundbreaking original exhibitions of emerging artists from Miami and around the work, and for its innovative presentation of contemporary artists. Located in the heart of North Miami's cultural and civic center, MOCA was designed by acclaimed architect Charles Gwathmey of Gwathmey-Siegel Associates, New YOrk with the Miami firm Gelabert-Navia. The flexible gallery walls and soaring 21-foot high barrel-vault ceiling allow for an exquisite space in which to experience art. In 2005, the Museum of Contemporary Art inaugurated MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, a new exhibition and storage space in the Wynwood Art District of Miami, donated to MOCA by Tony and Joey Goldman of Goldman Properties for use through 2009. This facility serves as a satellite branch of MOCA's Joan Lehman Building in North Miami, doubling the museums available gallery space. It features exhibition of MOCA's permanent collection and projects by emerging artists. The Museum of Contemporary Art is known for its provocative and innovative exhibitions, and for seeking a fresh approach in examining the art of our time in its relationship to a broader cultural context. MOCA maintains an active exhibition schedule, presenting 8 to 10 exhibitions annually.

Permanent Collection

MOCA's permanent collection, established in 1995, numbers over 500 works which the museum has acquired through donations or purchased with funds donated specifically for acquiring art. The permanent collection reflects significant artistic developments in contemporary art by emerging and established artist from the U.S. and abroad.


Merce Cunningham: Dancing on the Cutting Edge, Part 1 on view at MOCA North Miami from January 26 through April 29
This exhibition features sets and costumes created by leading contemporary artists for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1997 to the present.
Artificial Light on view at MOCA at Goldman Warehouse
December 7 - February 18, 2007. This group show of emerging artists who use electric light as a sculptural form signals an interest in themes that relate to artifice: technology, nature, beauty and material. Artist featured are Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Spencer Finch, Ceal Floyer, Ivan Navarro, Nathaniel Rackowe and Douglas Ross.

Previous Exhibitions

Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works With Light
Christian Holdstad: The Terms of Endearment
Malcolm Morley: The Art of Painting
Raqib Shaw: Garden of Earthly Delights
Albert Oehlen: I Know Whom You Showed Last Summer
Isaac Julien: True North
Friends With You: Cloud City
Pablo Cano: City Beneath The Sea

Forthcoming exhibitions

Merce Cunningham: Dancing on the Cutting Edge Part 2, on view at MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, April 22-June 25, 2007. Sets and costumes designed by Miami artist Daniel Arsham for Merce Cunningham's new original work EYESPACE that debuts at the new Carnival Center for Performing Arts in Miami on February 23.
Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne, on view at MOCA at Goldman Warehouse May 11 - July 15, 2007. During the 1980s and the early 1990s, the German city of Cologne was one of the most important centers for contemporary art. This multi-media exhibition of paintings, video, installations and music brings together three generations of European and American artists who encountered each other's work in Cologne, sparking a cross-migration of ideas.


General admission:$5, Seniors and students with ID$3, members, residents and employees of City of North Miami and children under 12, Free

Opening hours

Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5
Sunday, noon-5
Closed Monday

Getting there

The Museum of Contemporary Art is ocated at 770 NE 125th Street in North Miami. MOCA at Goldman Warehouse is located at 404 NW 26th Street in the Wynwood Art District in Miami.


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News and events

JAZZ AT MOCA is held the last Friday evening of every month on MOCA Plaza. This free outdoors concert series features jazz artists and musicians. Galleries are open that evening from 7-10 pm.
On February 10, MOCA will hold its annual fundraiser POP 007, a James Bond theme party featuring entertainment, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a casino and poker tournament. Prices: $150. Proceeds benefit MOCA's Permanent Collection Acquisition Fund.


Tours Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm.


Group tours available. Contact Program Manager at 305-893-6211, ext. 29


School field trip tours available for all ages. Outreach instructors for in-school visits available. Students are introduced to contemporary artists and engage in hands-on projects .


Creative Arts is held the first Saturday of every month at 2 pm. Children ages 6-12 tour MOCA's exhibitions and learn about the elements of art by painting, drawing or sculpting like a famous artists. Full day summer camp program offered in June and July


In Junior Docents meet on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6:30 pm, teens are invited to learn about contemporary art, develop writing skills, give tours and produce MOCA’zine, the museum’s outstanding arts journal written by and for teens. Free of charge. Community service credit available.
After School Drawing Classes Fridays 3:30-6:30 pm
Free studio drawing classes for teens ages 13 to 18, all levels of abilities. A professional artist leads students through the study of the drawing styles of renowned artists using a variety of media.


MOCA Docents program is an ongoing program for adults who want to learn more about the art of our time, and share that knowledge with others. Through art history lectures and exhibition briefings, MOCA Docents gain a deeper understanding of the arts today.


Membership levels range from $45-$5,000 annually. Members receive free admission to the museum, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, advance notice for art talks, concerts and trips , discounts on education programs, discount in museum shop.


Corporate sponsorships available.

Venue hire

Contact MOCA Program Manager for facilities rental.