Tag Archives: #IStandWithMOCA

Nail Your New Year’s Resolution Down(town)

Whatever 2014 threw your way, a new year means new possibilities. It’s a chance to start something new, to be a better you. Maybe that’s why New Year’s resolutions are so popular. According to the all-knowing Wiki, about 40% of us make them. Whatever your ideas of self-improvement might be, Downtown Jacksonville will deliver. “In 2015, I will support the arts.” If you hashtagged in 2014, put your resolution where your quick-typing fingers are and spend time perusing ’s contemporary art, then pop over to the at . Take in a show at the historic or at the where you …

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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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Photo Gallery: #IStandWithMOCA Rally

#IStandWithMOCA Citizens rally behind the  at the December after Council President  threatened to pull funding over the display of a reclining nude. Turnout still filled the steps of City Hall, despite the fact that day was already won. The day before Art Walk, the Mayor’s office indicated that it is a violation of the 1st Amendment for our city government to determine the kind of art displayed, or to pull funding in order to control the art displayed.  Photos by Fran Ruchalski  

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