• Free Third Thursday

Free Third Thursday

September 19, 2024
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a free evening at MOCA with galleries open late, live music by KXCI Community Radio, food, and drinks! Don’t miss this lively time to gather with friends and family around art, music, and drinks; all ages are welcome!

At 6pm, join us for a reading by artist and poet CAConrad in conjunction with the opening of their new exhibition 500 Places at Once, co-presented by the University of Arizona Poetry Center & MOCA. 

Video documentation of the event will be archived and available on the Poetry Center’s YouTube page.

About the Poet:

CAConrad has worked with the ancient technologies of poetry and ritual since 1975. Their latest book is Listen to the Golden Boomerang Return (Wave Books / UK Penguin 2024). They received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a PEN Josephine Miles Award, a Creative Capital grant, a Pew Fellowship, and a Lambda Award. The Book of Frank is now available in 9 different languages, and they coedited Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners (Wave Books). They exhibit poems as art objects with recent solo shows in Tucson, Arizona, as well as in Spain and Portugal. They teach at the Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam. 

This event is presented in partnership with the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

About the Exhibitions:

On view in the Great Hall is Fay Ray: PORTALSthe first solo museum exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Fay Ray featuring large-scale hanging sculptures and seven new site-specific commissions. On view in the East Wing Galleries is CAConrad: 500 Places at Once, an exhibition centering poet CAConrad that features a newly commissioned collection of three-dimensional poem sculptures, along with a reading room with publications from Fivehundred places, a small press established by the artist Jason Dodge.


Third Thursdays are presented in collaboration with KXCI Community Radio.