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Museum Of Contemporary Art

Founded in 1979, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) is home to one of the finest permanent collections of American and European art produced since 1940, with more than 5,000 works in all visual media—from masterpieces of abstract expressionism and pop art to recent works by young and emerging artists. As Los Angeles’s only institution devoted exclusively to contemporary art, MOCA has developed an international reputation for its exhibitions of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, video, installations, and environmental works. Major one person exhibitions of established artists; solo exhibitions of emerging artists; and large-scale, complex thematic presentations are the cornerstone of MOCA’s superlative exhibition programming. Today the museum is housed in three unique facilities: MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center.

Los Angeles

United States

Address:
250 S Grand Ave
CA
90012
Phone: 213/626-6222
Website: www.moca.org




Permanent Collection

The depth and coherence of MOCA’s permanent collection is due in great measure to its being a “collection of collections,” of which key acquisitions and gifts from several major collectors have formed the cornerstone. Just a partial list would include the following, among others. The 1984 Panza Collection purchase encompasses 80 seminal works of abstract expressionism and pop art. The Barry Lowen Collection, bequeathed in 1986, includes 67 works of minimalist, post-minimalist, and neo-expressionist painting, sculpture, photography, and drawing. The museum’s holdings gained greater depth and context with the 1989 bequest of The Rita and Taft Schreiber Collection, a gift of 18 master paintings, sculptures, and drawings dating from 1939 to 1972. The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Photography Collection—a 1995 purchase of 2,300 documentary pictures—contributed immeasurably to MOCA’s photography holdings. The 1996 bequest of Marcia Simon Weisman brought the museum 83 exquisite prints and drawings, along with a works-on-paper study center. Lannan Foundation made an extraordinary donation in 1997 of 114 works representing 53 artists, a gift that significantly increased MOCA’s holdings of works by several major Southern California artists. Most recently, the museum was the recipient of its largest gift from a private collector with the 2005 donation by MOCA Trustee Blake Byrne of 123 works representing 78 artists. The museum has also received numerous artworks directly from the artists who made them. In addition to these major collections, the museum is also distinguished by the exceptional number of gifts received directly from artists—works given by the artists w...+ [ Read all ]


Exhibitions

Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture
November 19, 2006–March 5, 2007


Exhibitions (6)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses
February 28–May 20, 2007

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution
March 4–July 16, 2007

Andrea Zittel: Critical Space
March 4–May 14, 2007

The Art of Richard Tuttle
April 22–July 30, 2007

Poetics of the Handmade
April 22, 2006–August 13, 2007

MOCA Focus: Alexandra Grant
April 26–August 13, 2007

Out of the Ordinary: New Video from Japan
April–May 2007 (Screening schedule forthcoming)

MOCA Focus: Florian Maier-Aichen
July 28–September 30, 2007

MOCA Focus: Matthew Monahan
July 26–October 22, 2007

Cosima von Bonin
September 16, 2007–January 7, 2008

Gordon Matta-Clark
September 16, 2007–January 7, 2008

Murakami ©
October 28, 2007–February 11, 2008

Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas
October 21, 2007–January 20, 2008

Allan Kaprow: Art as Life
January 20, 2008-May 5, 2008

Collecting Collections
February 10–May 26, 2008

Lawrence Weiner: AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE
Spring 2008

Marlene Dumas (working title)
June–September 2008

Out of Order: Sequencing in Artists’ Books
June 1–October 28, 2008

Martin Kippenberger
Fall 2008

Louise Bourgeois
Winter 2009


Cost

General Admission: $8
(Valid for all locations on the date of purchase)
Students with I.D.: $5
Seniors (65+): $5
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free
MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN
CENTER only: Free


Opening hours

MOCA GRAND AVE AND THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY AT MOCA HOURS
Monday
11am–5pm
Tuesday and Wednesday
CLOSED
Thursday
11am–8pm (5–8pm FREE)
Friday
11am–5pm
Saturday
11am–6pm
Sunday
11am–6pm
Closed New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER HOURS
Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday and Wednesday
11am–5pm
Thursday
11am–8pm
Friday
11am–5pm
Saturday and Sunday
11am–6pm
Closed New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.






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