Tag Archives: Frank Oriti

MOCA Jacksonville – Downtown for the Holidays

MOCA Jacksonville has been through many changes over the last few decades, and has been in its current (and seemingly permanent) location across from  since 1999. The former Western Union Telegraph Building was built in the early 1930s, and its gorgeous Art Deco architecture was restored when the museum moved in. Together with the , the institution is a must-see downtown destination. There are still many in Jacksonville who haven’t made it to  yet, and those on the other side of the spectrum who are frequent visitors, but there’s something for everyone this holiday season. The current controversy abuzz (see …

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Contemporary Realism at MOCA

On September 12th, for their patrons and members only, unveils an exhibit featuring American contemporary painters , , , , , , , and . There is a reception for patrons from 6-7pm, followed by one from 7-9 pm for museum members. The general public is invited to the exhibition on September 13 through January 4. These eight current artists present a look into the contemporary trend of the realist figurative painting movement. “My portraits are about the relationship between the person and the place, especially working-class people in my age range, who are returning from college or the military …

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