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:

19 June – 26 September 2015

Great Hall – Macro Sea Mobile Pools

In conjunction with New York-based real estate development firm Macro Sea, MOCA will present three code-compliant, street legal mobile dumpster pools in the Great Hall, the former garage where Tucson’s Fire Department No. 1 parked their fire trucks.  With twelve roll-up doors and sixteen-foot-high ceilings, the Great Hall is the perfect setting for this unlikely but eminently appropriate endeavor.  In accordance with searing summers, Tucson is the ideal location for this combination of artful and inventive design and the pleasure of cooling off and swimming is unparalleled surroundings.

MOCA members may swim in the pools during regular business hours. For information on how to become a member and get pool access, see our membership page.

East Wing – 6 Artists

For the summer of 2015 MOCA has invited six artists to create site-specific installations in each of the East Wing’s six galleries. Each artist will have a room to transform and convert into a showcase for their singular artistic themes and motifs.  The impetus is to use their creative foundations to fashion something completely new.  These solo exhibitions will be an opportunity to expand upon previous concerns and achievements and create original, site-speicifc, up-to-date artistic environments with a minimum of curatorial interference in which freedom of expression and experimentation is paramount.  

Artists include Eli Burke, Bryan Crow, Ishi Glinksy, Jessica James Lansdon, Andrew Shuta, and Jason Wright. 


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Please fill out our Facility Rental Questionnaire on our SPACE RENTAL page.


No person shall be denied employment, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination in any program or activity, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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, Cox Communications, and its members and patrons.


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
  1. Cardio Party-O

    September 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Yoga

    September 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Yoga

    September 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. MOCA Minor Mutiny

    September 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Dangerous When Wet: Gendered Labor, Nation, and Wholesome Sex Appeal in Synchronized Swimming

    September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  6. MOCA is Closed

    September 11

    September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Cardio Party-O

    September 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  9. Yoga

    September 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  10. Yoga

    September 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm