Museum of Contemporary Religious Art
Saint Louis University's Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) is the world's first interfaith museum of contemporary art that engages religious and spiritual themes. MOCRA is dedicated to the ongoing dialogue between contemporary artists and the world's faith traditions, and to serving as a forum for interfaith understanding. In a time when religion is viewed by many in exclusive ways, MOCRA intends to be inclusive and embracing, a center for healing and reconciliation.
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Michael Tracy, Cruz to Bishop Oscar Romero, Martyr of El Salvador, 1980-81. Mixed media. MOCRA Collection.
After a major conservation and cleaning project that lasted more than half a year, we are proud to present the debut showing at MOCRA of The Romero Cross by Michael Tracy. This major sculptural piece, created in response to the 1980 assassination of Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero, is a powerful testament to Romero's work and a reminder of the oingoing need for action on behalf of social justice.
Also on display now are selected works from the MOCRA collection by Salma Arastu, Frederick J. Brown, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pon, Junko Chodos, Michael David, Eleanor Dickinson, Jordan Eagles, Nancy Fried, Ian Friend, Archie Granot, Donald Grant, Steven Heilmer, Carolyn Jones, Tobi Kahn, Adrian Kellard, Robert Kostka, DoDo Jin Ming, Charlotte Lichtblau, David Quinn, Daniel Ramirez, James Rosen, Christopher Schulte, Susan Schwalb, and Thomas Skomski.
Due to limited staffing, MOCRA is adjusting its public hours for the summer.
From Tuesday, May 15 through Sunday, May, 20, MOCRA will be open 11 am to 4 pm.
From May 21 through June 22, MOCRA will be open Monday through Friday, 11 am to 4pm, and closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
From June 23 through July 27, MOCRA will be open by appointment only. Call 314-977-7170 or e-mail us to request a visit.
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