Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland's new building to open in October
Posted March 05, 2012 in Articles
Author: Steven Litt, Plain Dealer Reporter
The Wexner Center in Columbus caused a ruckus in 1989 when it opened its new building at Ohio State University, designed by cutting-edge architect Peter Eisenman, without a single artwork inside.
The idea was to show off the building as a work of art in itself. The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, in reaction to the Wexner and other institutions with new buildings that have spotlighted architecture rather than art, will try to bridge the two worlds when it opens its striking new home in University Circle in October.
MOCA is to announce today that its iconic building, designed by Farshid Moussavi of London, will open to the public on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8, with works by a star-studded cast of 13 artists from six countries.
The goal of the opening show, entitled, "Inside Out and From the Ground Up," is to test the building as a place to see art, not as a place to contemplate architecture for its own sake.