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In celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach 2018, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will present a groundbreaking exhibition celebrating the Chicago-based AfriCOBRA collective, in conjunction with the group’s 50th anniversary.

AfriCOBRA will be on display at MOCA from Nov. 27, 2018 – April 7, 2019. Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 will take place from Dec. 6 – 9, 2018.

AfriCOBRA Curator Jeffreen M. Hayes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Florida International University, a Master of Arts in Art History from Howard University, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William and Mary.

She is currently an executive director of Threewalls in Chicago, and has previously worked at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Hampton University Art Museum, the Library of Congress and the National Gallery of Art.  She is a guest curator for Artpace San Antonio’s International Artist in Residence Program from May–August.

MOCA’s hosting of AfriCOBRA reflects a new era at the museum focusing on cultural engagement between artist, the local community, and the global dialogue in contemporary art about the issues of the present day.

The confirmed exhibiting artists include Gerald Williams, Jae Jarrell, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Wadsworth Jarrell, Nelson Stevens, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Omar Lama, Sherman Beck and Carolyn Lawrence.

An artist reception will take place on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 8– 11 p.m. with an admission cost of $30 to the general public, free to Art Basel Miami Beach VIP ticket holders, MOCA members and North Miami residents.

For more information on the AfriCOBRA exhibit, click here.