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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Current exhibitions

Michael Tracy, Cruz to Bishop Oscar Romero, Martyr of El Salvador, 1980-81. Mixed media. MOCRA Collection

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.

Summer schedule

Due to limited staffing, MOCRA is adjusting its public hours for the summer.

Through June 22, MOCRA will be open Monday through Friday, 11 am to 4pm, and closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

We will be closed Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day.

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.

Beyond Words: Three Contemporary Artists and the Manuscript Tradition

Beyond Words: Three Contemporary Artists and the Manuscript Tradition

MOCRA and the Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections present an exhibit at St. Louis Lambert International Airport as part of the Lambert Art and Culture Program. Click here for more information.

Upcoming events

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First Fridays in Grand Center

June 1     5 - 9 p.m.

On the first Friday of each month, come to the Grand Center Arts District
in midtown St. Louis to experience a great array of exhibitions, openings,
and other special events, all within easy walking distance.

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Keep up-to-date about MOCRA's exhibitions and programs by joining our mailing list, subscribing to our e-newsletter, reading the MOCRA blog, or networking with us.

MOCRA sends out traditional exhibition and event announcements via the postal service, as well as a timely MOCRA newsletter via e-mail. You can sign up for one or both lists by providing your e-mail address below. Please note that you can update your information and unsubscribe at any time via links in the e-mail newsletter.

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