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The Museum of Contemporary Art: Experience MOCA’s Free Art Education Programs for Children, Teens & Adults

May 30, 2024

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) aspires to be a welcoming center at the heart of North Miami where art and art experiences flow in and out of the building — activating parks, schools, homes, and civic spaces; and connecting local and global conversations about art.

MOCA taps into the cultural energy of the region to bring new art and perspectives to the public, building on North Miami’s legacy as a cultural destination. Visitors and the community can expect thought-provoking exhibitions that feature under-explored art and artists, and lift up diverse voices and stories.

Over the next few weeks the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami has a full line up of creative exhibitions scheduled, starting with an extraordinary evening of art, fashion, and music at MOCA's Art x Couture Night on May 31st!

The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in MOCA's Paradise Courtyard for the Annual Teen Art Force Fashion Show, where guests can experience the creativity and talent of MOCA's Teen Art Force Fashion & Textile Design students as they model their own handcrafted designs. Enjoy food, music, and fun their hard work is celebrated!

Then, celebrate the opening night of Teen Art Force: Our Minds exhibition, where the Museum Experiences class will be conducting a short tour of their exhibition. Curated entirely by the students, the exhibition explores a variety of themes and emotions that are characteristic of teenage experiences, such as societal perception, self-discovery, overwhelming emotions, and experimentation.

Finally, end the night under the stars with JAZZ at MOCA featuring Inez Barlatier starting at 8pm. Don't miss out on this magical evening! RSVP today for Art x Couture Night at MOCA!

JAZZ at MOCA I May 31, 8:00 PM
Next up on MOCA's Plaza, to wrap up Haitian History Month, is JAZZ at MOCA featuring Inez Barlatier.

Inez Barlatier is an international touring musician, actress and teaching artist of Ayisyen (Haitian) descent, produces memorable and dynamic experiences. Her interactive children’s show, Ayiti: Stories & Songs from Haiti, is co-produced by Dandelion Artists. Inez Barlatier’s music is inspired by restorative justice, spirituality and a life-long passion for multicultural music, wisdom and history.

Come celebrate Haitian heritage at MOCA, rain or shine! Seating starts at 7 p.m., and the concert starts at 8 p.m.

miniMakers with Art on the Plaza
In her kinetic Art on the Plaza installation, multidisciplinary artist Yanira Collado uses geometry and symbols of the African Diaspora to inspire both memory and play. This month, June 1 at 2:00 PM the artist leads MOCA miniMakers to create vibrant pinwheels, exploring themes of movement, shape and color. In this hands-on workshop, participants learn about Collado's creative process and the inspiration behind her joyous installation. The Art on the Plaza program invites artists to activate MOCA’s Plaza with temporary public installations of site-specific art works, engaging and connecting the community with their unique and inspiring works of art.

‍Ready, set, create! miniMakers are your opportunity to dive into different art mediums once a month at MOCA. Workshops are for families with children ages 6-12, designed around artists, art history, and current MOCA Exhibitions.

Summer Art Camp
MOCA’s Summer Art Camp 2024 is offered to children ages 6-13, a diverse range of activities will ignite their creativity. From Studio Arts Camp to Dynamic Design Camp, the young artists will explore their creativity in a stimulating and supportive atmosphere.

Studio Art Camp (Ages 6-9)
MOCA’s Studio Arts Camp provides a platform for campers to explore their individual artistic projects while drawing inspiration from MOCA exhibitions, fine art techniques, and renowned artists, both contemporary and historic. Engaging discussions, impressive showcases for family and friends, and hands-on projects await your young artists!

Hot lunch is free for all students but campers are welcome to bring lunch and snacks that do not require refrigeration. Studio Arts campers will have a morning snack at 10:15 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.

Dynamic Design Camp (Ages 10-13)
Spark your child's imagination and discover the magic of design. The Dynamic Design Camp introduces campers to the applied arts, including architecture, graphic design, textile design, digital art, and more. Through enriching field trips, captivating discussions, and exciting 2D and 3D projects, your child will develop a newfound appreciation for the world of design.

Hot lunch is free for all students but campers are welcome to bring lunch and snacks that do not require refrigeration. Dynamic Design campers will have a morning snack at 10:25 a.m. and lunch at 12:40 p.m.

About MOCA
MOCA is known and respected locally and nationally for its innovative curatorial approach and research-driven exhibitions that are supported by educational programs for all ages. As a meeting place for cultural expressions and exchanges, MOCA has become a center for cross-cultural understanding and inclusion, connecting diverse communities through the arts.

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is located at: 770 NE 125 Street North Miami, FL 33161.

For more information call: 305-893-6211 or visit:

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