Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
- 770 NE 125th St., Joan Lehman Building
North Miami, FL 33161
- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. last Friday of the month, closed Mondays
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South Florida artists have a home at MOCA. In addition to its 7,500 sq. ft. main gallery, a separate exhibition area shows work only by local emerging artists, including Jose Bedia, Pablo Cano, Hernan Bas, William Cordova, Robert Chambers and Ruben Torres Llorca. The art starts at the entrance, where a line of palm trees crosses a round reflection pool, now an interactive wishing well. Toss in a coin and watch a 10-foot-high black fiberglass snake emerge from its lair. MOCA's indoor exhibits encompass 1970s film, Mexican modernism, fashion design, architecture, embroidery, animation and much more. Moveable walls in the main gallery allow curators to tailor viewing space to paintings, photography displays, large sculptures and installations of any shape and size. With as many as 10 annual exhibitions, there's always something new on display. Highlights of past exhibits include works by Anna Gaskell, Gianni Versace, Pablo Cano and Salvador Dali. The museum also has plans for a 20,000 sq. ft. expansion with more exhibition space, a 2,000 sq. ft. gallery for local artists and a new education wing.