Located in North Miami, MOCA aspires to be a welcoming center at the heart of the community where art and art experiences flow in and out of the building - activating parks, schools, homes, and civic spaces. MOCA seeks to connect local and global conversations about art by serving as a meeting place for cultural expressions and exchanges, and uniting diverse communities through the arts while fostering understanding and inclusion.
MOCA taps into the cultural energy of the region to bring new art and perspectives to the public, building on North Miami's legacy as a cultural destination. Visitors and members of the community can expect thought-provoking exhibitions that feature underexplored artists and lift up diverse voices and stories. The museum's current exhibitions, Juan Francisco Elso: Por América, features over 70 works by Elso and a multigenerational group of artists that intertwine Indigenous traditions, Afro-Caribbean beliefs, and post-colonial perspectives, and Jamea Richmond-Edwards: Ancient Future, is an exploration into Afro-futurism and Black mythologies through vibrant paintings, film and installations..
MOCA's exhibitions are contextualized through mission-driven education, community-building initiatives, and public programs. MOCA hosts education programs for all ages, including Sunday Stories (ages 1-5); Mini-Makers (ages 6-12); Summer Art Camp (ages 6-13); Teen Art Force (ages 13-17); MOCA at the Library (ages 11-17); and MOCA Makers (18+), and has delivered free arts education to thousands of children and teens in South Florida since 1996. MOCA's beloved Jazz and MOCA concert series brings 300+ community members to MOCA Plaza on the final Friday of every month Scholarly public events include lectures, panel discussions, and film screenings.