Visitors Guide to the
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art

3700 West Pine Blvd.
St. Louis University Campus
St. Louis, MO

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The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) is the first museum of contemporary interfaith art in the world. The museum, which is part of Saint Louis University, seeks to be an ongoing forum for dialogue between contemporary artists and various religious traditions as well as a place for greater understanding among various religions. Located in a spacious chapel that was used for over 35 years by Jesuits studying philosophy at Saint Louis University and then as a student dormitory. MOCRA Officially opened in 1993 in the 5,000-square-foot building and still contains its original twelve side chapels and altars, each housing a work of art.

MOCRA offers a unique, meditative setting for the display of its permanent collection. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum features changing group and solo exhibitions three times each year. These exhibitions demonstrate the range of contemporary religious and spiritual artistic expression, presenting the work of artists of regional, national and international stature.

The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art is one of three art museums on the campus of St. Louis University. The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, the St. University Museum of Art, and the Cupples House are within blocks of each other and can be easily viewed in a morning or afternoon.

Visiting the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art
     Visiting Hours:
          Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm
          Closed in January and on national and Catholic holidays.
There is no charge to visit the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art. A suggested offering of $5 for adults and $1 for students and children is appreciated. Some exhibitions may have an additional admission fee.
  Through December 10, 2017
Transformations - Visible Conservation: Transformation is an essential element of the creation and experience of art. Artists manipulate materials and perceptions in ways that bring their work, viewers, and themselves to new physical, psychological, and spiritual states of existence. Recognizing and talking about the spiritual and religious dimensions in art can be challenging. Sometimes an artwork evokes in us a sense of connection to something other, and perhaps greater, than ourselves. We are moved beyond surface, material existence to an engagement with deeply human concerns such as suffering, love, mortality, and immortality. Such art can be an expression of faith or it can be a genuine inquiry into the religious dimension-an appreciation of mystery, and perhaps a search for answers.
Free. A suggested offering of $5 for adults and $1 for students and children is appreciated.
For more information visit the exhibit website

Location: The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art is is located on the campus of St. Louis University. It is located in the Grand Center neighborhood of St. Louis, which is centered on Grand Avenue just north of the Grand exit of I-64/US-40. Only metered street parking and paid lots are available.

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