Museum Of Contemporary Art Essay

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The Museum of Contemporary Art is a contemporary art museum in Cleveland Ohio on Euclid Avenue. It was founded in 1968 by Nina Castelli Sundell and Marjorie Talalay, who started the small for-profit gallery in a former dry-cleaning store on Euclid Ave. The gallery has moved several times since then, before finally finding its way back to a location near its original one on Euclid Ave in 2012. The new building is a thirty four thousand square foot, four story tall building made of black stainless steel. The building was designed by Farshid Moussavi an Iranian architect based in London. MOCA was her first art museum building and her first building in America. The museum is known for its short term collections and for displaying items that are not traditional art, …show more content…
The Museum of Contemporary Art, works to show people that food can be art, a cookbook can be art, someone’s sketch of their plan for a project can be art. The museum also tries to show people that not all artist sculpt or paint or draw, some of them cook or make computer graphics. In a museum like the Cleveland Museum of Art, designs like this would almost never be seen in the museum, most of the collections at CMA feature pieces from hundreds of years ago, pieces that will likely remain in the museum for almost as long as the museum stays open. MOCA likes to include collections from more recent years, usually the last 40 or so. Its collections are temporary, only being on display in the museum for a few months before being sent back to where they came from, or sometimes being destroyed. The museum focuses more on just an artist’s painting or sculpture, they want to provide their visitors with background on the artist, the museum put initial sketches, and journals from the artist on display, and they often even include videos on some floors that serve as a sort of documentary on the artist and/or their

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