Harvest by Xaviera Simmons, part of "Pivot Points: 15 Years and Counting"
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) marked its 15th anniversary last Thursday night with a festive soirée and unveiling of its commemorative collection, “Pivot Points: 15 Years and Counting” (through May 19). Many of the pieces in the show were donated to the museum by previously showcased artists, and there are a number of works by Miami artists. For example, pieces by New World School of the Arts graduate Hernan Bas, Miami-based sculptor Mark Handforth, and MOCA Trading Places participant Rick Ulysse will all be on display. MOCA’s ability to craft interactive, multidisciplinary programming, which includes film screenings, jazz nights, studio residencies, and open discussions, has made it a pillar in Miami's flourishing cultural landscape. The museum also recently made headlines when it appointed Alex Gartenfeld as curator; the writer and senior editor of Art in America and Interview online will join the team in May. 770 N.E. 125th St., North Miami, 305-893-6211