MOCA is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences through the collection, preservation and exhibition of the best of contemporary art and its art historical influences.
Begun in 1995, MOCA’s Permanent Collection now numbers approximately 600 works reflecting significant artistic developments in contemporary art by emerging and established artists from the U.S. and abroad. Represented are John Baldessari, Dan Flavin, Dennis Oppenheim, Alex Katz, Louise Nevelson, Edward Ruscha, Gabriel Orozco, Julian Schnabel, among other well-known artists.
The museum maintains an active exhibition schedule, presenting 8 to 10 exhibitions annually.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding members