Museum of Contemporary Art

MOCA inspires new ways of thinking through the cultivation, interpretation and exhibition of cutting-edge art of our time.

MOCA inspira formas nuevas del pensamiento por medio de la cultivación, interpretación, y exhibición del arte innovador de nuestro tiempo.  


Current Exhibitions:

Artist as Curator: Drew Heitzler – Golden State

In Golden State the artist and curator Drew Heitzler brings together a diverse group of ten Californians into MOCA’s Great Hall. The artists included are: Samara Golden, Lucy Dodd, Kaari Upson, Lucy Raven, Amy Yao, Pentti Monkkonen, Liz Craft, Mungo Thomson, Scott Benzel, and Theodora Allen.

Jacob Kassay & Kyle Thurman: On Kindness

This shared exhibition by artists Jacob Kassay and Kyle Thurman draws inspiration from the 2009 book written by Adam Phillips and Barbara Taylor.  It includes new works by both artists as well as one collaborative installation, all of which are oriented towards concerns of the book and explore how one’s instincts mediate the vulnerability experienced with kindness and our experiences with others.

East Wing – Drew Heitzler

In the East Galleries Drew Heitzler’s solo exhibition will feature three videos and a suite of photographs. The videos re-order history as it is known through the cultural mediums of film and music, altering and re-fitting one’s perception of the world. Akin to the artists in Golden State, Heitzler’s work is an investigation and interrogation of Los Angeles’ towering influence as both an actual place and a state of mind.


Also on view:

Robert Barber – On Deck

Catch a special sneak preview of the retrospective coming to MOCA in January!

François-Xavier Lalanne – Mouton

LaLanne’s iconic sheep sculpture, first produced in 1965, makes an appearance in Tucson, fresh from Paris!


Interested in the museum world?

The MOCA Museum Studies Internship Program is now accepting applications!


MOCA is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Arizona Commission on the Arts, and its members and patrons.

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