The museum must not be a conventional and unsurprising place. It must offer wondrous experiences and provide insights into the mysteries of creation; it must invite us to embark on new journeys. Though the museum must never be ordinary, visitors must feel like they are on familiar ground. A museum is to be prone to debate, discovery and thought. A museum is a place for integration and sharing where the notion of community is vital. It is a place of concurrence, not opulence.
MoCA-Americas is an emerging museum dedicated to contemporary art. It is a cross-over of the Caribbean and Latin American art, including the Diaspora experience in America. By inclusion, we convey the ongoing deliberate effort to ensure that differences are welcomed and different perspectives are heard. So individuals and groups feel respected and valued, and the staff are involved and engaged in the Museum’s evolving work.
MoCA-Americas is committed to flourishing in the post-pandemic era. Willing to meet the moment by asking to whom we serve and following the answers where they lead. Within the vision of 660 million people and its diasporas in the USA. [representing more than 20% of the US population]. With a significant convergence of cultures in South Florida.
The Museum is committed to exploring and presenting the diverse communities of the Americas. Beyond the 20th-century nationalist model, centered on museums rooted in the 19th century and the colonial era, MoCA-Americas is to value and fully empower different forms of knowledge. We are bringing an increasingly diverse range of new voices, artists, new vocabularies, and practices to the fore.
The Museum’s team works on an inclusive model that places artists, educators, and residents at the heart of its activities as it seeks to reinvent itself continuously. as a bridge among cultures.
The “The New, MoCA-Americas: A catalyst for dialogue” exhibition is a window into the transition from the KAC into MoCA-Americas. It addresses the innovations, conflicts, and challenges of the present. Within the context of current museum trends, community aspirations, and culturally inclusive models. The what, when, how, who and why of MoCA-Americas will be delineated. In a highly didactic and informative exhibition.
The Kendall Art Cultural Center (KACC), dedicated the past six years to the preservation and promotion of contemporary art and artists, and to the exchange of art and ideas throughout Miami and South Florida, as well as abroad. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions, programs, and its collections, KACC provides an international platform for the work of established and emerging artists, advancing public appreciation and understanding of contemporary art.
The Rodríguez collection is a blueprint of Cuban art and its diaspora. Within the context of the new MoCA-Americas the collection becomes an invaluable visual source for Diaspora identity. It represents a different approach to art history to try to better understand where we come from to better know where we are heading.Read More