More free access offered at MOCA


MOCA Jacksonville has announced two more free access days each month, sponsored by Florida Blue, one of the museum’s new Centennial Sponsors.

Florida Blue Free Museum Nights at MOCA offer extended hours and free admission on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5 to 9 p.m. Visitors can explore the galleries, interact with visiting artists, enjoy drink specials at the MOCA Bar and participate in special programming that is also free to access, like movies, lectures and performances.

“Community members experience a number of real and perceived barriers to access that prevent them from visiting museums and other cultural institutions, including the cost of attendance, hours of accessibility, transportation and parking, feeling welcome in spaces that have historically been exclusionary and so many other barriers,” said Caitlín Doherty, executive director of MOCA Jacksonville. “While we do not have the power to solve every barrier to access, we are proud of the work we have done in recent years to expand accessibility to our community and those visiting Jacksonville. From staying open later to free admission opportunities to virtual programming to proactively providing ASL interpretation at our lectures and exhibition openings, MOCA’s team is committed to making the art, artists and ideas of our time accessible to as many in our community as we can. Support from partners like Florida Blue who are committed to making our community one where people want to live, work, play and stay make these initiatives possible.”

“Florida Blue is proud to support MOCA Jacksonville and its goal of making arts and culture more accessible to the Jacksonville community,” said Courtney Harris, chief of staff to the Office of the CEO and Jacksonville Market Leader. “We recognize the importance of the arts to our community’s well-being. Research has shown the arts can benefit both our mental and physical health and this partnership reflects our company’s mission to help people and communities achieve better health.”