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: MOCRA is presently closed to the public while some work is being done behind the scenes.
          Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm
          Closed on national 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 April 2, 2017
Saint Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art  presents "Bernard Maisner: The Hourglass and the Spiral." The centerpiece of the exhibition is six large-scale paintings, which the artist describes as “giant miniatures,” generously donated to MOCRA by Helen Du Bois in honor of her late husband, Peter Du Bois. These impressive works are accompanied by a number of smaller-scale illuminated manuscripts and paintings by Maisner, also from the Du Bois collection.
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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