2013 marks twenty years since MOCRA opened as the world’s first interfaith museum of contemporary art that engages the religious and spiritual dimensions. These artists come out of a variety of faith traditions (some artists are unaffiliated with any particular path), but all desire to explore the spiritual and religious dimensions, employing traditional media and imagery as well as newer media and the visual vocabulary of our own day.

Part One of our 20th-anniversary exhibition includes works by 41 artists from MOCRA’s first decade, such as Lewis deSoto’s 25-foot-long inflatable reclining Buddha, pieces by St. Louis metro area artists, and a selection of works from MOCRA’s groundbreaking exhibition Consecrations: The Spiritual in Art in the Time of AIDS. We invite audiences to visit MOCRA for the first time or the twentieth, and hope that, when they cross MOCRA’s threshold, they will experience hospitality, wonder, insight, and renewal.

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  • Starting Tuesday, September 24th, 2013, repeated every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Sunday, December 15, 2013 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA)

3700 West Pine Blvd. on the campus of Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO 63108