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Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA)

Saint Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art is the first museum to bring an interfaith focus to contemporary art.

Through exhibitions, collections and educational programs, MOCRA highlights and explores the ways contemporary visual artists engage the religious and spiritual dimensions. MOCRA serves the diverse Saint Louis University community, and the wider public, by facilitating personal discovery, experience and inspiration, while contributing to a wider culture of interfaith encounter and dialogue.

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Now on Display

Tom Kiefer: Pertenencias / Belongings
Sept. 3 – Dec. 19, 2021
MOCRA will be closed Thurs., Nov. 25, and Fri., Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving

Tom Kiefer photographs objects that were confiscated from migrants and asylum seekers detained at the U.S.-Mexico border. This exhibition invites reflection on what it means to possess and what it means to lose, and what it means to belong: how we define who is included and who is excluded, and how those boundaries are enforced.

Learn more about the exhibition

MOCRA Voices podcast

The MOCRA Voices podcast brings you conversations with thinkers and practitioners at the intersection of contemporary art, religion and spirituality. Start listening and watching today.

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Support MOCRA

Donors and sponsors are essential to helping MOCRA thrive in its mission of presenting compelling art and encouraging interfaith encounter. Please consider supporting MOCRA with your generous financial gift. Contributions can be made to the MOCRA General Fund, or to the Terrence Dempsey, S.J., Fund for Exhibition and Curatorial Development.

Make a secure online donation

If you prefer, you can donate by check. Please make the check payable to “Saint Louis University,” and note “MOCRA” in the memo line. (Your donation will be placed in the MOCRA General Fund, unless you specify the Fr. Dempsey Fund). Mail your donation to:

Museum of Contemporary Religious Art
Saint Louis University
221 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103