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Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

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Address: 333 N Laura St, Hemming Plaza, Jacksonville, FL 32202-3505
Phone Number:
+1 904-366-6911
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Little Gem

I visited with my family and we found the staff polite and the exhibits both interesting and the perfect size. I highly recommend this museum.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Haines City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This small jewel is on three floors, the ground floor mostly being occupied by a shop and restaurant. It has a very pleasing airy and welcoming interior with a tall atrium with stairs rising either side to the galleries. When we visited the Mark Rampolla was the highlight for me... Baconesque and menacing. Getting up close and personal with the... More 

Thank Paul H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my family and we found the staff polite and the exhibits both interesting and the perfect size. I highly recommend this museum.

Thank Coyote-Travelerz
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

MOCA Jacksonville is in a re-purposed downtown building with galleries covering three floors. During our visit we saw extensive exhibits of works by Hans Hofmann and Frank Rampolla. Both were beautifully mounted and highly enjoyable due to excellent curation and labels. MOCA is a must-see for lovers of contemporary art presented in a museum environment that Jacksonville should be very... More 

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MOCAjax, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate it. We're so happy you enjoyed the exhibitions. More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We have visited twice on trips to Jacksonville. The exhibits have been very interesting both times. It is a manageable size, and you can see everything in 1-2 hours. We also had dinner in the museum restaurant, and I was very happy to have a couple of vegan choices, and the food was quite good.

1 Thank rajalance
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Small gallery . The art was good but limited. The gift shop was really nice. Did not eat there but the cafe looked good.Staff rather subdued . I liked the city skyline going in. The visiting photo museum was interesting and the wood cuts were amazing. I think a more modern, Young and risqué approach would serve the city better.

1 Thank Nigel B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The museum exhibits are wonderfully curated. The layout over three floors with open spaces is beautiful. There are special community programs and a nice shop that features some local artists work.

1 Thank MsRae28
Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Really nice contemporary works of art, one so huge as to blow one's mind! Lots of color and talent in this place.

Thank Mary Lou M
MOCAjax, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! More 

Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Finding parking is a nightmare. The building looks big but there really isn't much art being exhibited there. The 1st floor is a shop & restaurant. The next 2 floors are art. Above that, I have no idea what is up there because of the security guards. I've been here a few times & sometimes there is interesting art. But... More 

Thank Angela B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

i love MOCA, i had my wedding party in it, it was fantastic to do that in a museum, the set up was perfect, but i keep going to all sorts of events, it is a very active museum, right in the heart of Jacksonville

Thank Rosine B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

I visited during two special exhibitions that involved printmaking -- James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol. Both good and I saw a few Warhols I'd never seen before. The cell phone audio tour, while a little quirky in places, was excellent. The permanent collection is interesting as well.

Thank Myrna38717

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