Tag Archives: Dr. Marcelle Polednik

Preston Haskell Gives $5M to MOCA Jacksonville Endowment

He said he hopes to inspire others to support the Museum’s future , a cultural resource of the , announced Tuesday that  is giving $5 million to the Museum’s endowment. This historically significant gift validates the vital role the Museum plays in the community and lays a foundation to ensure MOCA Jacksonville continues to be a thriving resource for future generations. Cultural institutions play an important role in creating a vibrant and engaged community. For any organization to have a sustained impact, it must have a healthy and right-sized endowment. This gift is an inspiring vote of confidence and a first step toward MOCA Jacksonville achieving …

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14 Best Things of 2014

The 14 Best Things that Happened in Jacksonville in 2014

Now that it is possible to fully reflect on the year that was 2014 it is safe to say it was the most energized and productive 12 months seen in Jacksonville in decades! EU Jacksonville invites you to be inspired by our listing of the 14 Best Things of 2014. And by all means share your own opinion: if you think there is something monumental we overlooked, if you truly disagree that our choices are worthy or if you want to compliment us on our taste, please do so at our Facebook page. 14. Street Food Makes a Home in …

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MOCA Jacksonville leaders meet with Clay Yarborough

Jacksonville, Florida (Dec. 5, 2014) — At 3:15 p.m. Dec. 5, MOCA Jacksonville Board Chair  and Director and Chief Curator  met with City Council President , accompanied by his assistant, BeLinda Peeples. The conversation was amicable, and the dialogue was open and forthright. The  representatives reiterated information regarding the standards to which all Museum exhibitions are always held. MOCA representatives also explained why any compromise related to the current “” exhibition was not possible, as any such measures would, effectively, censor the exhibition. As such, the issue impacts not just MOCA, but the established rights of all artists, all cultural …

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MOCA’s Project Atrium: Caroline Lathan-Stiefel “Wider Than the Sky”

From pipe cleaners to reused and recognized old fabrics, Pennsylvania artist  is preparing a monumental textile sculpture that will be suspended from skylight girders and cascade down to the floor 40-feet below in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s () Haskell Atrium Gallery. Influenced early on by textural components used in everyday life, such as pipe cleaners and swatches of frayed fabric woven and sewed, Lathan-Stiefel’s work has caressed walls, gently fallen over roofs of brick buildings, even been suspended from ceilings. The patterning and translucency of textural elements spark her creativity and are paralleled with the language of the brain …

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