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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
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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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Love this little museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2016
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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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
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

I haven't been in years. I am slowly learning about modern art and having become more willing to try. I am so glad we went when we did - Warhol and Rosenquist. I know Warhol's works but Rosenquist was a great discovery for me. I met some of the staff. A security guard stopped to give us a critical analysis... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

I definitely disagree with the previous reviews. This museum has five floors, but only two floors are dedicated to art installations. The first floor is the restaurant and gift shop, the fourth floor is only administrative offices, and the fifth floor is the children's area (with a photography installation currently residing on the way to the restroom). That leaves only... More 

1 Thank JR_Green_80
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

There is so much to see and do in this multi-story facility. To enjoy the entire museum, plan to spend at least 6 hours.

Thank Victoria T

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