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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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    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.