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Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Cleveland

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Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
8501 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland
OH
44106
Tel: 216 421 8671

Directions

Your art day can be found at the MOCA Cleveland, 11400 Euclid Ave, OH, 44106. This is located just in the Uptown District, north of University Circle. Metered parking is available along Euclid Ave and Ford Drive, alternatively you can park in the garages in the University Circle district.

Where are we going today?

Do you just love getting out into the countryside and having a great time outdoors? The Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art is an educational and interactive experience for kids, and a great way to either introduce them to the art world, or fuel their passion for it.

As well as changing exhibitions that bring to life artists and their work from the past, they offer fun, creative and sometimes messy programs perfect for kids.  Who said art was clean fun!?

There are fascinating print making session where the whole family can learn screen and block printing techniques, and experiment with colors, forms and shapes.  On a lovely sunny day you can even take your creative juices outside into Toby's Plaza!

Every Thursday evening they hold The Beat UPTOWN social programs where you family can be entertained by fun and funky live music, indulge in the nearby food trucks and get hands on in the interactive art experiences.

For the little Monet's and Picasso's under 10 years of age in the family, keep and eye out for the free ArtSquad Plays Workroom (the first Saturday of every month) where they can get creative with their hands and imagination through activities, books, and games with the crazy fun ArtSquad characters of Beauregard and Cherry!  What a great way to start the month!

You never know - you might have the next Rembrandt in the family!

 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8
  • Free Under: 5, active Military and Veterans - Free for all visitors the first Saturday of the month
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Tues - Sun 11am - 5pm / Thursday until 9pm

Closed Mondays

Teachers corner

An art museum is a walking, living, breathing classroom. The MOCA offer guided tours for teachers, as well as resources. They have K-12 educational programs which are essential to supplement any visit with. They create unique and targeted educational offerings as well as meeting state standards. .

Any Top Tips?

The first Saturday of every month is free! So no excuses!.

Can I get one of those?

If you can choose what you want from all the crazy fun and interesting art gifts to buy! There are a great range of kid specific treats such as art balls, paint, and design kits to test your skills. .

What people are saying?

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    The building itself is a great piece of architecture. The spaces are well conceived and located. Just to be in the building was an experience to be enjoyed.
    However----- The art inside was not enjoyable.
    I am a local artist with pieces in a few of the nearby buildings. They would qualify for a museum such as the MOCA. I get contemporary art. It's the message, but it's also visual . A museum ,if it wants to succeed should fill its galleries with art for the general public as well as trying to be inovative. Yes you can fill a large space with a...Read More

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    While not a huge fan of contemporary art MOCA is a great place to visit. Be sure to go on the first Saturday of the month, at least when I went its still free admission on those days.

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by Ray Muniak

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The building itself is a great piece of architecture. The spaces are well conceived and located. Just to be in the building was an experience to be enjoyed.
However----- The art inside was not enjoyable.
I am a local artist with pieces in a few of the nearby buildings. They would qualify for a museum such as the MOCA. I get contemporary art. It's the message, but it's also visual . A museum ,if it wants to succeed should fill its galleries with art for the general public as well as trying to be inovative. Yes you can fill a large space with a specific genre, which a small amount of people will get or enjoy. However when you come to your museum and you don't "get it" you expect to go to the next gallery and the next gallery and the next gallery to find something you "get". I got the tree when I walked in . I kind of got the ceramics. But for the general public to pay for parking then the $8 for admission to see that little of substance is not going to make a successful "must come back to see what they have" museum...
When we asked we were told to go to all 4 floors for art. Aside from the tree piece on the first floor and some small pieces on the second floor (the documentery room was not showing anything), and the culinary stuff which is something for a culinary museum, there was nothing of real substance in the place.
Do you really expect the general public to come.
A suggestion would be to at least have one floor dedicated to a variety of sculpture paintings and installations that are there on a regular basis. Now when the public comes to your beautiful building they will have at least seen something that will have made them come back...

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