Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson

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MOCA, Tucson.

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)[1] in Tucson, Arizona, USA, was founded in 1996, by Julia Latane, James Graham, and David Wright, artists and arts advocates. The museum was founded to create a permanent institution for contemporary art in Tucson's arts district that would be immune to the demands of rising real estate prices.[citation needed] The mission of the museum was to create a venue to show the work of Tucson artists to the rest of the world, and to bring the most exciting new artists of the world to Tucson. Originally housed in the HazMat building on Toole Avenue the museum has now been granted a permanent home in the former Fire Department building on Stone Ave.

Artists who have been exhibited at MOCA include: Takashi Murakami, Roman Signer, Matt Groening, Gary Panter, Shannon Wheeler, Olivier Mosset, Joe Forkan, etc.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 32°13′05″N 110°58′18″W / 32.2181°N 110.9718°W / 32.2181; -110.9718