Museum of Art and Design at MDC Announces Free Admission on Thursday Evenings

The Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC) will begin offering FREE admission on Thursdays, from 4 – 8 p.m. effective Feb. 4, 2021. The new initiative is designed to make art accessible to all in the community, as well as visitors.

“At this moment, when so many people worry about making ends meet and so much of what we love about Miami has been paused, we want to make sure that students, families, and everyone can enjoy our exhibitions, at least one day in the week, without having to worry about paying admission,” said Rina Carvajal, MOAD’s Executive Director and Chief Curator. “With this initiative, MOAD is carrying out the College’s goal to make education and culture accessible to all.”

Free admission on Thursday evenings will continue indefinitely and includes admission to the galleries of MDC Special Collections—the Kislak Center and the Cuban Legacy Gallery.

Currently on view at MOAD is The Body Electric, a major exhibition that looks at our fraught relationship to technology, particularly the increasingly inescapable interface between our bodies and screens. The remarkably varied art in the exhibition examines the last 50 years of artists addressing the way technological mediation has come to dominate our interactions with the world, with each other, and with ourselves. The Body Electric will be on view from through May 30, 2021.

Exhibitions at MOAD are made possible by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Located in MDC’s National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower, MOAD at MDC offers groundbreaking exhibitions and programs that aim to foster a reimagined Miami. Exploring the challenges and opportunities we face locally and globally, MOAD convenes artists, designers, and thinkers to address the urgent questions of our time. As the College’s flagship museum, MOAD strives to be a catalyst for action and a place that empowers people to remake their city. MOAD follows the College’s lead in operating across Miami with its Museum Without Boundaries initiative, which takes place in city neighborhoods and invites everyone to be a part of the conversation.

The safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff is MOAD’s highest priority. Read about our enhanced protocols and visitor guidelines ahead of your visit at

WHAT:           MOAD Offers Free Admission Thursday evenings

WHEN:           Every Thursday, from 4 – 8 p.m.

WHERE:         Museum of Art and Design at MDC

Freedom Tower

600 Biscayne Boulevard, Second Floor

Regular Hours: Wednesday: 1–6 p.m.; Thursday: 1–8 p.m.; Friday–Sunday: 1–6 p.m.

Museum admission: $12 adults; $8 seniors and military; $5 students (13–17) and college students (with valid ID); free for MOAD members, MDC students, faculty, and staff, and children 12 and under. Free on Thursdays from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Accessibility challenges: please call 305-237-7710 for details.

For updates and a full schedule of events, please visit