Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

MOCA GA was co-founded in 2000 by David S. Golden and Annette Cone-Skelton, out of recognition of the need for a major institution devoted to collecting and showcasing the contemporary arts of Georgia.

Established with private funding, MOCA GA began with 250 works of art by 110 Georgia artists, consigned from the corporate collection of Atlanta-based CGR Advisors, a real estate advisory company, and from David S. Golden’s personal collection. The founding collection includes a variety of mediumsfrom a bold mixed medium painting by Radcliffe Bailey to the intimate black and white photographs by Harry Callahanfeaturing paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, installations, and more.

The museum’s first location was at 1447 Peachtree Street in Atlanta (2002-2007). During that time MOCA GA also regularly exhibited off-site in the SunTrust Plaza at 303 Peachtree Street (2005-2007). In January 2007, MOCA GA relocated to the TULA Art Center at 75 Bennett Street, and remains there today. The exhibitions galleries are located in Suite A2 and the permanent collection, library, and archives are stored on-site in Suite M1 in MOCA GA’s Education/Resource Center (E/RC). The E/RC began with funding from the Forward Arts Foundation in order to preserve and make available the rich legacy of arts in Georgia.

Place Categories: Art MuseumPlace Tags: mixed media, Painting and Photography

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