Studio Work > Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA)

The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA) began in 2003 in response to an idea by author Walter Mosley - everyone should carry with them a small artwork in a pocket to enrich their day and share with others. MoPA took this idea and organized it into a formal venue for contemporary artists and patrons.

MoPA introduces artwork from contemporary artists in an intimate and personal way. The Museum displays works of art created to fit in the pocket, usually around the size of a business card, in galleries selected to best frame the work, which range from wallets to mobile devices. MoPA shows at the opening of other art exhibits; at the reception, a MoPA representative approaches people individually and asks if he or she would like to visit the museum, and then shares the works on display.