As a non-collecting institution and the region’s only contemporary art museum, MOCA is ever-changing, introducing new exhibitions three times a year and creating fresh experiences for visitors each season. Since its founding in 1968, MOCA has presented the works of more than 2,000 artists to our region, often through artists’ first solo shows.
MOCA’s standout, gem-like building is the first structure in the United States designed by Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA). An instant icon for Cleveland’s revitalization and growth, the building often appears as a symbol of the city’s renaissance everywhere from The New York Times to Fodor’s to Architectural Digest.
44 percent larger than MOCA’s former rented space, Moussavi’s design demonstrates that a museum expansion need not be large in scale to be ambitious in all respects. Devised for both environmental and fiscal sustainability, the design is at once technically inventive, visually stunning and highly practical.