Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

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333 North Laura Street

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Art aficionados won't want to miss the chance to visit MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, in downtown Jacksonville. This facility showcases nearly 1,000 individual works from artists like Alex Katz, Robert Longo and Philip Pearlstein. The museum's vast galleries house everything from paintings to sculpture to photography, while temporary exhibition space hosts touring works that explore artistic styles.

For many museum-lovers, it's MOCA's special events that are the main draw. The museum sponsors a variety of educational programs like guest lectures and youth activities. According to one TripAdvisor user, "They have fantastic events, like summer movie classics and guest lectures … And before I forget to mention them, the parties are fantastic, especially New Year's Eve."

MOCA is open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 9 p.m. on Thursday) and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. And the first Wednesday of every month, MOCA hosts an Art Walk from 5 to 9 p.m., allowing visitors to explore temporary exhibitions after hours for free. General admission to the museum is $8 for adults and $5 for children, seniors and students. To learn more, visit the MOCA Jacksonville website.

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