Mission & Vision

...assuring organizational integrity and transparency


To celebrate the art and artists of Northern California through exhibitions, programs, scholarship, and the production of new works; to connect these voices with the most innovative artistic makers of our time, whether local or global; and to expand our audiences’ appreciation of the power of contemporary art. 


MarinMOCA is a vibrant cultural destination dedicated to championing the development of artists at all stages of their careers. It operates through exhibitions, educational and interpretive programs, and the production of new works, all of which are intended to reflect, engage, and inspire our diverse communities of the greater Bay Area, expanding the public’s appreciation of the power of contemporary art. We strive to be a regionally and nationally recognized center for celebrating the artistic legacy of Northern California, and to connect this history to the most innovative artistic voices of our time, whether local or global, with a special emphasis on makers who historically have been underrepresented. MarinMOCA empowers artists and curators to experiment with new modes of expression as well as more conventional mediums. We seek partnerships whenever possible to capture new and nontraditional museum audiences and broaden our visitors’ perspectives. Our work aspires to amplify the voices of artists and our community, and to integrate them into critical conversations shaping our future.