MOCA Cleveland – Hometown Pride
by Mike Russell
On October 14th, only a few days after its opening, I visited the Museum of Contemporary Art in my hometown of Cleveland, OH.
Designed by architect Farshid Moussavi, the building is quite stunning. The polished steel and glass, with oddly angled walls, make it a piece of art on its own. I could spend days shooting it from all different perspectives and at various times of the day! But I only had a few hours and I wanted to see what was inside it, as well.
The architecture and art complement each other nicely. I am no critic, but I found myself mesmerized by many of the pieces. And I love that none of them are permanent – there will always be new work being rotated in.
Right now there are 16 artists from five different countries being featured. Some pieces lend themselves fairly well to being photographed, but for many of them you just can’t do them justice with only a picture. You use all your senses. Well, OK, I’m not sure they want you licking anything. So, let’s just say you’ll use almost all your senses.
Here are some of my photographs of MOCA Cleveland. I can’t wait to go back and see what they’ll have next!