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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 exhibition

Bernard Maisner: The Hourglass and the Spiral

MOCRA presents paintings and illuminated manuscripts by internationally recognized master calligrapher Bernard Maisner, honoring a gift by Helen Du Bois in honor of her late husband, Peter.

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Upcoming event

"The Hand Acts Out a Joyous Dance"
Celebrating the Art of Bernard Maisner

April 2, 2017   1:30 p.m.

A panel discussion featuring artist Bernard Maisner, reflecting on his sources, techniques, and inspirations.

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MOCRA Voices

MOCRA Voices logo Explore MOCRA's podcast and lecture series. The latest episodes include a panel discussion on art, beauty and Islam; an interview with Ellen Dissanayake about the evolutionary origins of art-making; a conversation with journalist Menachem Weckera look back at MOCRA's early years with some of the people who were there; and a lecture on the Bible in film, told through movie posters.
Click here to listen to and watch MOCRA Voices episodes online, and explore the associated Listening Guides. Or to take MOCRA Voices on the go ...
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Get the free Stitcher app for your smartphone or tablet, and listen to the podcast on your mobile device. Subscribe to the MOCRA podcast and listen to it anywhere you go, anytime.

find MOCRA Voices on iTunes

You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.


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Purchase catalogues from MOCRA exhibitions through our secure online marketplace. Click here to browse.

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