Through Jun 5, 2011.
Fifteen years ago, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) inaugurated its Joan Lehman building as a collecting institution. Thanks to the outstanding generosity of local and international collectors and patrons to MOCA’s acquisition fund, the current museum facility is “at capacity.”
In addition to its growth in size – now over 600 works – the collection’s impressive monumental works and installations have become one of the museum’s hallmarks. MOCA is featuring a selection of these works by John Baldessari, Dara Friedman, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jene Highstein, Edward and Nancy Kienholz, Louise Nevelson, Dennis Oppenheim, Jack Pierson, Ragnar Kjartansson, and others in the exhibition At Capacity: Large-Scale Works from the Permanent Collection. This selection is just a taste of the museum’s holdings, which will occupy the new 16,000 square-foot permanent collection galleries of MOCA’s expansion.
MOCA’s permanent collection is known internationally, with installations co-owned with the Tate Modern in London and works such as John Baldessari’s Three Red Paintings (1988, Gift of the Lannan Foundation), which has just returned from a world-wide retrospective with stops at Tate Modern in London, MACBA in Barcelona, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
At Capacity also includes works such as Diorama, (gift of the Martin Z. Margulies Foundation), a 60-foot multi-media installation by renowned Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn; Soup Course at the She-She Café, (gift of Irma Braman), by California artists Ed and Nancy Kienholz; Palm II, (gift of Joan and Roger Sonnabend), by post-minimalist artist Jene Highstein; Attempt to Raise Hell, by Dennis Oppenheim (partial gift of Oppenheim Foundation, museum purchase, and gift of Dennis and Debra Scholl). And the list of prestigious names and works goes on and on; so don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness MOCA “at capacity”.
MOCA North Miami
770 NE 125th Street
North Miami, FL 33161