Modern Art Oxford has a rich history of bold and progressive programming that promotes diversity and internationalism, encourages public engagement with creativity and the arts, and celebrates the importance of contemporary visual culture in today’s society.
Trevor Green and a small group of modern art enthusiasts founded the Museum of Modern Art Oxford in late 1965, opening small shows with local art enthusiasts in a warehouse in King Edward Street. The museum’s primary aim was ‘the advancement of education of the general public in the modern visual arts’.
In September 1966, MoMA moved to a former brewery building on Pembroke Street which has been our home ever since. We updated our name in 2002 to become Modern Art Oxford, a change that better reflects our dynamic, changing programme of temporary exhibitions.