MOCA EXPANSION: At Capacity
MOCA became a collecting museum in 1996 to acquire works that reflect significant artistic developments in contemporary art. Its focused approach to collecting concentrates on works by emerging and established artists from the United States and abroad that are connected by concepts and methodology, rather than chronology, style or medium. MOCA’s holdings now number close to 700 works. The City of North Miami has engaged the architectural firm of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates to finalize plans for the expansion and renovation of its current building (also designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates), which will triple the current exhibition space and create a designated education wing, new art storage areas, and enhance the public areas of the institution. Plans are anticipated to be completed by this summer with groundbreaking expected by the beginning of 2012. From March 18 – June 5, 2011, the museum will present At Capacity: Large-Scale Works from the Permanent Collection and Recent Acquisitions, an exhibition that underscores the museum’s need for more gallery space to share this major collection with the public.
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