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Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville

Presenting a huge collection of contemporary artwork along with educational programs and special events, this incredible art museum is one of the best in Florida. Explore stunning artwork exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, featuring paintings, sculpture, photography and multi-media works from some of the move innovative artists of today. You'll also find a gift shop and café at this attraction in Hemming Plaza.


  • Attend an educational program
  • See rotating exhibits that are touring the country
  • Eat lunch at Café Nola
  • Peruse a vast collection of permanent exhibitions

Museum History

This contemporary art museum was founded in 1924 by the Jacksonville Fine Arts Society. It moved to its current location at Hemming Plaza’s historic Western Union Telegraph Building in late 1999.

American Alliance of Museums

In 1978, the Jacksonville MOCA became the first institution in the city to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. This non-profit organization ensures the best practices and advocacy in the nation’s top art, history and science museums.


  • How big is the museum?

    The MOCA features six floors and more than 60,000 square feet of exhibits and educational facilities, including a theater, gift shop and café.
  • What kind of exhibits are at the MOCA?

    You’ll find contemporary artwork from international, national and regional artists, with a permanent and rotating exhibits in various art mediums like painting, photography, sculpture and video.

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