The Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates the launch of the MOCA Art Institute with a special Open House on Sunday, October 2 from 11 am to 2 pm (770 NE 125th Street, North Miami).  The event will highlight MOCA Art Institute’s outstanding array of innovative education programs for children, teens and adults.  Free activities throughout the afternoon will give students of all ages a sample of the creative classes scheduled throughout the year.

Children will sample MOCA Art Institute’s Creative Arts program and learn about modern and contemporary artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Keith Haring, and Takashi Murakami, while creating their own artwork to take home.  Preschoolers and their families can preview MOCA Art Institute’s StART Together program that features art projects inspired by favorite children’s books.

Teens will enjoy workshops with Miami artists in silk screening and self portraits. They will also have opportunities to meet and hear from students currently enrolled in MOCA Art Institute’s Junior Docent program, and drawing, photography and painting classes. Free backpacks and tote bags for teens will be provided courtesy of Culture Shock Miami.

Adults will learn about MOCA Art Institute’s lectures, classes, and docent program, as well as participate in interactive tours of MOCA’s new exhibition, Modify, as needed. Drop-in figure drawing classes with Dr. Sketchy’s will feature circus-artist performers serving as models.

Open House attendees will also have opportunities to enter raffles for free MOCA family memberships and art classes throughout the day.

The MOCA Art Institute at the Museum of Contemporary Art offers an array of comprehensive educational programs in art and communications that promote a well-rounded understanding of art and the world for all ages. Building on over 15 years of experience, MOCA’s innovative programs use engaging curriculum and a dynamic museum environment to build skills, develop aesthetic analysis and promote creativity through exposure, experience and interdisciplinary discussion.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami.  For information, call 305.893.6211 or visit


MOCA Education programs are funded in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Irma Braman Creative Arts Scholarship Fund and The Children’s Trust.  The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County, the Arnold S. Katz Endowment, City of North Miami, Jan & Dan Lewis, Bank of America, Ethel & W. George Kennedy Family Foundation, Peacock Foundation, the Columbine Foundation, The Fine and Greenwald Foundation, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s.  The Museum of Contemporary Art is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Culture Shock Miami ( is a web-based program of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs that provides $5 tickets to cultural events taking place throughout Miami-Dade.  This program is made possible by the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, and TicketWeb.


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