MOCA Tucson inspires new ways of thinking through the cultivation, exhibition, and interpretation of contemporary art.
Established by artists in 1997, MOCA is Tucson’s only museum devoted exclusively to contemporary art from around the globe. Housed in a repurposed firehouse in Downtown Tucson, MOCA Tucson applies creative solutions to the problems of today and tomorrow through the vehicle of contemporary art. We create programming that is ambitious, innovative, and that is responsive to the wants and needs of our community. A pioneering museum of its kind in the community, MOCA Tucson currently hosts rotating exhibitions by locally, nationally, and internationally renowned contemporary artists—critical exhibitions that spur dialogue and that foster empathy between artists and audiences. Our bold programming is highly engaging for diverse audiences and creates a welcoming, inviting space for visitors to learn more about the changing world we live in. MOCA Tucson is an important incubator and connector for contemporary art across the Southwest region and beyond.
MOCA Tucson resides on the ancestral lands of the Tohono O’odham people.
Board of Directors
Kira Dixon Weinstein, Co-President
Danny Vinik, Co-President
Lauren Pew, Vice President
Luis Soto, Secretary
Justin Martinez, Treasurer
Anthony J. Canchola
Randi Dorman, Emeritus
Courtney Johnson, Emeritus
Terri Kessler, Emeritus
Joanne Stuhr, Emeritus
Taylor Garcia Dickson
Claudia Kappl Joy
Yu Yu Shiratori
Elizabeth Cherry, Emeritus
John Hudak, Emeritus
Olivier Mosset, Emeritus
Deputy Director & Co-Chief Curator
Exhibition Manager & Registrar
Julio César Morales
Executive Director & Co-Chief Curator
Communications & Development Associate
Visitor Engagement Assistant
School Programs Coordinator
MOCA Tucson’s 2022 story is exceptional. We directly supported over 130 artists through exhibitions, residencies, programs, and funding opportunities; our education programs served 5,500 youth, 80 Title I schools across 8 districts, and continued to reach underserved groups, including LGBTQIA+ youth and seniors; and we brought thought-provoking programs to over 3,000 adults through artist talks, performances, and public programs. Check out MOCA Tucson’s 2022 Annual Report.
MOCA Tucson is not currently hiring.
Volunteering + Internships
MOCA offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals looking to build skills and community in the exciting context of a contemporary art museum. Greet and orient visitors MOCAshop, support our weekly/monthly museum programs and special events, and much more. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact MOCA at email@example.com.
Internships are available in various departments at MOCA, including Public Programs, Exhibitions, Visitor Services, and Education. Applicants must be currently enrolled at a university or college and be eligible to receive credit hours as approved by their institution. Applications are accept three times a year (December, May, and July) for the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter expressing your department of interest to MOCA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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