Galleries of Contemporary Art

Galleries of Contemporary Art

The GOCA Mission

To spark engaged dialogue about contemporary culture through visual art exhibitions, public programs, and special events that articulate aesthetics, current issues and diverse perspectives for a wide range of audiences.

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Raphael Sassi: A Retrospective

Raphael Sassi: A Retrospective

Raphael Sassi: A Retrospective

GOCA Downtown

January 7 - March 5, 2022

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Art by Chinn Wang

magical personified vulnerable

Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery at Ent Center for the Arts

February 3 - April 17, 2022

Jo Bertini: Deep In Land
Artwork by Jo Bertini


Deep In Land
Jo Bertini

Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery at Ent Center for the Arts
May 4 - July 15, 2022


Art WithOut Limits

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Art WithOut Limits

Art WithOut Limits features temporary projects outside the confines of the gallery walls, from international, national and regional artists and collectives.

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Visiting Artists + Critics Series

February 3rd | 5pm - 6pm Chinn Wang

May 4th | 5-6pm Jo Bertini

FEARS: Female Emerging Artists Residency Series 2021-2022

Lauren Rosenthal McManus (FEARS Resident)



Undesirable Plants Declare: A Participatory Public Review

Undesirable Plants Declare: A Participatory Public Review
Environmental Performance Agency (EPA)

GOCA Downtown

October 1 - 29, 2021
Opening Friday, October 1, 5 - 8pm

M12 Black Forest Institute: Fall 2021 Dialogues
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M12 Black Forest Institute: Fall 2021 Dialogues

Dr. Christine Biermann, September 30, 6:30 p.m.
Nina Elder, October 7, 6:00 p.m.
Erika Osborne, Oct. 21, 6:00 p.m.
Dylan M. Harris, October 27, 5:45 p.m.
Michael Till, November 11, 4:30 p.m.



Ashley Anderson, Bryan Bachmann, Elizabeth Bristle, Jonah Brock, Christine Flores, Vincent Grego, Julia Hilleary, Emily Osur, & Martha Wheeler

Exhibition on View: November 5 - December 3, 2021

HIGH + LOW: D. Dominick Lombardi Retrospective

D. Dominick Lombardi Retrospective

Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery of Contemporary Art
Ent Center for the Arts

August 19 - December 12, 2021

The GOCA Vision

We can see the future: GOCA will be the leader in producing and providing access to significant contemporary art experiences of national and international relevance in the region.

Most importantly, GOCA is a social place. We're an institution that's about you, our friends and visitors. When we think about upcoming exhibitions and lectures, we're thinking about you and what you might think is cool/fun/challenging/exciting/new. We're a place for the people, where exhibitions are free, refreshments are plentiful and humor is welcome.

Our Goals

  1. Offer

    Diverse opportunities for visitors to engage with new ideas, aesthetics and cultural perspectives through exhibitions, programs, lectures

  2. Promote

    And exhibit excellent work in contemporary visual art

  3. Emphasize

    Work outside the gallery through site-­specific installations, performances and happenings

  4. Increase

    Public awareness and support for GOCA

  5. Collect

    And analyze visitor feedback


Our Art Without Limits