Jacksonville is home to the Museum Of Contemporary Art, located specifically in the bustling downtown district. It is among the most popular cultural attractions here. The Museum Of Contemporary Art was built in 2003 and it gets its support from the University of North Florida. A visit to the Museum Of Contemporary Art, will leave you delighted with all the modern art coming from the ’60s to today. The museum can be found in the building of the Western Union Telegraph.
There are plenty of great things to look at in the Museum Of Contemporary Art. Their entire art collection has more than 800 pieces of paintings and photographs in it. They feature the works of Robert Longo, Jim Dine, Joan Mitchell, Alexander Calder, Philip Pearlstein, and many other famous artists. There are also plenty of sculptures in the Museum Of Contemporary Art. One particular piece is the Malibu created by Ed Paschke. He brings the unique fusion of pop culture and art into life.
There are also five exciting rotating exhibits in the Museum Of Contemporary Art. Each exhibition is defined extensively in their website (mocajacksonville.org). One exhibit is examines the very popular medium known as video and also looks into some issues regarding this.
The aim of the Museum Of Contemporary Art is to bring education to its guests and to inspire especially the young visitors to be involved with the arts. They have organized tours that you can take advantage of at any time.
One part of the Museum Of Contemporary Art is called the ArtExplorium Loft. This is a kid-friendly area where they can interact with the displays and stop by each of the many stations for some educational fun. There is also a day called Family Free Day where the chidlren and parents can get in free from 12noon to 4pm.
The Museum Of Contemporary Art also has an eating place for when you want to take a rest from all the learning and art. Café Nola is a great dining place that serves fantastic food by the amazing Chef Kathy Collins.
The Museum Of Contemporary Art is open everyday except Mondays. The museum opens at noontime on Sundays and the rest of the week operations start at 10am. Remember to check out their websites for the schedule.
It only costs $8 to get into the Museum Of Contemporary Art and this makes it an affordable family adventure. The experience definitely be something to remember.