The redesign of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland, built in 1968, was truly a catalyst for creativity and growth in the cosmopolitan Uptown area of Cleveland’s University Circle.
The award-winning look of MOCA was designed by Farshid Moussavi, an Iranian born architect who makes her home in London. This was her first project in the United States and her first museum.
It has quickly attracted the attention of architects and urban planners around the world. The Wall Street Journal named MOCA Cleveland one of three most beautiful buildings in the United States in 2013.
The gleaming mirrored panels cover the museum. The building has six faceted sides that transition from a hexagonal base to a square roof.
Needless to say, this amazing structure has caught the eye of Cleveland, as well as national, event planners. The four story building has numerous event and meeting rooms plus two large galleries that host eight exhibitions a year, all accompanied by public and educational programs.
Corporations such as Google, Moen, Traveler’s Insurance, SAP America, and Key Bank have hosted meetings and events in the building. Foundations and Charities, including United Way and the Red Cross have also taken advantage of the site for various fundraisers. And with the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, CWRU and other educational institutions at their doorstep, the museum has become a favorite for educators, alumni associations and medical conferences.
Recently, ISES Cleveland hosted a membership drive and holiday event at MOCA. Local vendors Rock the House, Event Source, and Marigold Catering showcased the museum, using dynamic lighting, creative design and a gourmet menu.
As Cleveland grows, with the new Convention Center, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, casinos, sports facilities and cutting edge restaurants, event producers all over the country will soon experience the best kept secret in the country on the North Shore of America. And MOCA will do its best to make it memorable!