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MOCA Cleveland goes free for 18 and under

Oct 30, 2017 11:28AM

The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) has announced that it will offer free admission to visitors ages 18 and under, effective immediately.

“We celebrate this occasion to lower barriers to admission, especially for our local families and teen audiences,” says MOCA Executive Director Jill Snyder. “This move also signals MOCA’s dedication to the cultivation of future audiences and socialization among young audiences.”

This fall, MOCA celebrates its fifth anniversary in its iconic Farshid Moussavi-designed building and approaches its 50th anniversary in 2019 with a platform dedicated to deepening its public value. MOCA’s relevant programming is designed to reach diverse audiences and provide open platforms for complex and stimulating conversations. Lowering barriers to entry while also guiding meaningful experiences with contemporary art, MOCA seeks to both broaden and deepen engagement, ultimately leading to a more vibrant, inclusive, empathic community.
MOCA offers many opportunities for visitors to experience the Museum for free. More than fifty percent of MOCA’s 40,000 annual attendees are non-paid. Free platforms include public exhibition opening parties, student tours, adult educational programs, and Free First Saturdays, sponsored by PNC.

Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) plays an urgent and exciting role in the city's cultural landscape. As a non-collecting institution and the region’s only contemporary art museum, MOCA is ever-changing, introducing new exhibitions three times a year and creating fresh experiences for visitors each season. Since its founding in 1968, MOCA has presented the works of more than 2,000 artists to the northeast Ohio region, often through artists’ first solo shows.

For 48 years, MOCA, northeast Ohio’s only contemporary art museum, has brought the art and ideas of our time to Cleveland and beyond. MOCA was the first in the region to exhibit the works of vanguard artists such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Laurie Anderson, Roy Lichtenstein, and Christo; and it continues to bring the work of emerging and established regional, national, and international artists to the Greater Cleveland area.

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