Established by artists in 1997, and housed in a re-purposed firehouse in Downtown Tucson, MOCA is Tucson’s only museum devoted exclusively to contemporary art from around the globe. MOCA is committed to thinking globally, acting locally, and engaging with the aesthetics of contemporary life. Through varied programs, MOCA is Tucson’s primary educational resource for contemporary art and maintains a full exhibition, education, and artist-in-residence program.
A pioneering museum of its kind in the community, MOCA Tucson currently hosts rotating exhibitions by locally, nationally, and internationally renowned contemporary artists—critical exhibitions that spur dialogue and that foster empathy between artists and audiences. Exhibitions are changed seasonally.
Programming seeks to engage diverse audiences and create a welcoming, inviting space for visitors to learn more about the changing
world we live in. Now in its 20th year, MOCA Tucson is an important incubator and connector for contemporary art across the Southwest region and beyond.
Examine the relationship between “cult” and “culture”