I like to escape from the everyday noise and do something more than the everyday hustle and bustle. This is why I am thankful the City of Cleveland embraces the arts. My go to for this kind of day out was The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). As you can see the building itself is a masterpiece. What you may not know is the museum has gone through multiple names and location changes. Being founded in 1968 as The New Gallery, the museum was renamed the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art in 1984. Expanded its exhibition space, in 1990 the museum moved to a Sears store on Carnegie Avenue that is now part of the Cleveland Play House. In 2002, changed its name to Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. In 2012 the new $27.2 million home for MOCA opened to the public at the corner of Mayfield Road and Euclid Avenue, adjacent to Little Italy in University Circle.
The contemporary art museum has modern visuals, bright hues, with interactive and moving art in film. Bringing you art and ideas of our time. New exhibits open three times a year. I would definitely put MOCA on my to do list while in Cleveland. The museum is free the first Saturday of the month. The plus is during the summer there is a concert series called The Beat Uptown every Thursday until August 28 from 6-9 pm right outside of the museum. Need more details click (here) With music being brought to you by Beachland Ballroom, also the museum is open late until 9:00. This is the place to be when your want to some hear great music and have a different cultural experience.
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Talk to you soon,