University Circles expanding art district cant be sufficiently documented in just one exhibit. So the Museum of Contemporary Art
unveils three new shows today which spotlight the region: OPEN: New Designs for Public Spaces, Expanding the Circle: MOCA and the New Uptown District, and The Uptown Launch Pad. They really work as an ensemble, complementing each other, says co-curator Bill Mason. OPEN redefines the concept of community area via images, animations, and models -- many of them stemming from various cities architectural and planning projects. Expanding the Circle gives viewers a linear history of MOCA -- from its 1968 start-up to recent construction. And the interactive Uptown Launch Pad allows visitors to survey up-to-date information about the districts renovation. They can also contribute feedback by writing on the walls. Its a very different experience, says Mason. It is intended explicitly to be open and a little messy.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: June 1. Continues through Aug. 19