MoCCA closes current location, promises 'new and exciting incarnation'

After more than 10 years in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood, the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art announced today it's immediately closing its current location.

The news arrived this morning on the museum's Facebook page; a banner on the MoCCA website states the museum "is currently closed to the public." Details about MoCCA's new venue are expected to be revealed at the end of the month.

Founded in 2001 by Lawrence Klein, the museum is dedicated to "the collection, preservation, study, education and display of comic and cartoon art," and regularly hosts exhibitions. However, it's probably best known for MoCCA Fest, the independent comics convention that serves as a fundraiser for the organization.

Read the full announcement below:

July 9 2012

Changes Ahead for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA), New York City’s only cultural institution dedicated specifically to celebrating the comics medium, will be closing its physical location effective immediately.

The SoHo museum, currently at 594 Broadway, recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. While the physical space is closing, plans are afoot to continue MoCCA in a new and exciting incarnation. An announcement of MoCCA’s future arrangements will be forthcoming by the end of July.

Current memberships will be honored at the new venue, as will table renewals for MoCCA Fest 2013.

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