The Museum Of Contemporary Art

The Museum Of Contemporary Art
250 South Grand Avenue
213-626-6222

Mission and History:

We are contemporary.
We question and adapt to the changing definitions of art.

We are a museum.
We present, collect, and interpret the art of our time.

We care for the experience of art, the inevitability of change, the multiplicity of perspectives, the urgency of contemporary expression.

Established in 1979, we are the only artist-founded museum in Los Angeles. We are dedicated to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art. We house one of the most compelling collections of contemporary art in the world, comprising roughly 7000 objects, and have a diverse history of ground-breaking, historically-significant exhibitions.

We are committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of art created after 1940, in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. We provide leadership in the field by identifying and presenting the most significant and challenging art of our time, actively supporting the creation of new work, and producing original scholarship.

With three distinct venues in Los Angeles - MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center - and Michael Heizer’s seminal artwork Double Negative (1969-70) in the Nevada desert, we engage audiences through an ambitious program of exhibitions, educational programs, and publishing.


Upcoming Events at The Museum Of Contemporary Art

Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Sep 23, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Sep 30, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Oct 14, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Oct 21, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Nov 4, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Nov 11, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Nov 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Nov 29, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Dec 2, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Dec 9, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Dec 13, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Dec 16, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Dec 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Dec 23, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Dec 30, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Jan 3, 2020 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Jan 5, 2020 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Jan 6, 2020 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Jan 10, 2020 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Jan 12, 2020 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Jan 13, 2020 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Thursday, Jan 16, 2020 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Jan 17, 2020 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Jan 20, 2020 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Friday, Jan 24, 2020 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection

Monday, Jan 27, 2020 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
Los Angeles, CA
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Recent News

Exhibition - Xu Zhen: In Just a Blink of an Eye at MOCA Grand Avenue

The Museum of Contemporary Art has acquired a performance piece titled In Just a Blink of an Eye by Chinese artist Xu Zhen. The work will be on view at MOCA’s Grand Avenue location every Saturday and Sunday beginning July 27 through September…

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Exhibition - Cameron Rowland: D37 At MOCA Grand Avenue

'It has been through all the phases of decline and is now thoroughly blighted. Subversive racial elements predominate; dilapidation and squalor are everywhere in evidence. It is a slum area and one of the city's melting pots. There is a slum…

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Exhibition - Zoe Leonard: Survey

New York–based artist Zoe Leonard (b. 1961) is among the most critically acclaimed artists of her generation. Over the past three decades, she has produced work in photography and sculpture that has been celebrated for its lyrical observations…

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Exhibition - Laura Owens

For more than twenty years, Los Angeles–based artist Laura Owens has pioneered an innovative approach to painting that has made her one of the most influential artists of her generation. Her bold and experimental work challenges traditional…

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Exhibition - 69: Deja Vu At MOCA Pacific Design Center

Lifestyle brand 69 is the brainchild of an anonymous Los Angeles based designer whose non gender and  non demographic specific clothing exuberantly suggests ideas of freedom, inclusivity, and a more fluid future. Since its founding in 2011, 69…

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Exhibition - One Day At A Time: Manny Farber And Termite Art At MOCA Grand Avenue

Curator: Helen MolesworthCuratorial Assistant: Rebecca Lowery MOCA presents an ambitious exhibition inspired by American painter and film critic Manny Farber and his legendary underground essay 'White Elephant Art vs. Termite Art' '1962'. One Day…

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Exhibition - Give And Take: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions At The Museum Of Contemporary Art

Curator: Anna Katz Give and Take: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions foregrounds recent acquisitions to MOCA’s world renowned permanent collection with an emphasis on the last four years. In some cases, the acquisitions expand the…

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Exhibition - Real Worlds: Brassai, Arbus, Goldin At The Museum Of Contemporary Art

Curator: Lanka TattersallCuratorial Associate: Rebecca Matalon The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles MOCA, presents Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin, an exhibition that brings together the works of three of the most influential…

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Exhibition - Jackson Pollock’s Number 1, 1949: A Conservation Treatment At The Museum Of Contemporary Art

This spring The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles MOCA, will conduct a thorough conservation of Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionist painting Number 1, 1949 1949, a treasure of MOCA’s collection since it was donated to the…

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Exhibition - Lauren Halsey: We still Here, There At The Museum Of Contemporary Art

Curator: Lanka TattersallCuratorial Assistant: Karlyn Olvido The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles MOCA, presents Lauren Halsey: we still here, there, a site-specific installation work created at MOCA’s Grand Avenue location. This…

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Exhibition: Anna Maria Maiolino At The Museum Of Contemporary Art

MOCA is pleased to present Anna Maria Maiolino, the Brazilian artist’s first major United States museum retrospective. This large - scale survey will cover Maiolino’s extraordinary oeuvre from the early 1960s to the present, bringing…

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Exhibition - Doug Aitken: Electric Earth 2016

For more than 20 years, Doug Aitken has shifted the perception and location of images and narratives. His multichannel video installations, sculptures, photographs, publications, happenings, and architectural works demonstrate the nature and…

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Exhibition - R. H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30 at MOCA Grand Avenue

MOCA presents R. H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30, the first major museum survey of work by New York–based artist R. H. Quaytman, organized by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson. Consisting primarily of oil painting and silkscreen on precisely…

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Exhibition - Kerry James Marshall: Mastry at MOCA Grand Avenue

In the spring of 2017, MOCA is pleased to present a 25-year retrospective of painter Kerry James Marshall, co-organized by the MCA Chicago, MOCA, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art under the leadership of MOCA’s Chief Curator Helen Molesworth.…

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Exhibition: Storefront: Paradise Garage at MOCA Grand Avenue

storefront: is a project initiated by MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth that invites artists and artist collectives to inhabit the anteroom space of The Marcia Simon Weisman Works on Paper Study Center on the plaza level of MOCA Grand Avenue. It…

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Exhibition: Exhibition - Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady at MOCA Grand Avenue

MOCA presents Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady?, an exhibition of new and recent work by New York–based artist Mickalene Thomas. For this exhibition, Thomas has created a group of silkscreened portraits to be featured alongside an…

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Exhibition - Barbara Kasten: Stages at Pacific Design Center

Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road presents new and recent work by Los Angeles–based artist Catherine Opie, an essential figure in contemporary photography. Taken over the course of six months at the Bel-Air, California, residence of the late actress…

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Exhibition - Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road at Pacific Design Center

Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road presents new and recent work by Los Angeles–based artist Catherine Opie, an essential figure in contemporary photography. Taken over the course of six months at the Bel-Air, California, residence of the late actress…

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Exhibition: Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA

Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA comprises works from MOCA’s permanent collection that identify the recent decade’s key concerns and transformations, including many that have not been on view since originally shown and acquired.…

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Exhibition: Storefront - Public Fiction - The Poet and The Critic, and the Missing at MOCA

​storefront: is a project that invites artists and artist collectives to inhabit the anteroom space of The Marcia Simon Weisman Works on Paper Study Center on the plaza level of MOCA Grand Avenue. It is an opportunity for MOCA to reimagine what it…

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Exhibition - Hito Steyerl: Factory Of The Sun

MOCA presents the U.S. premiere of Hito Steyerl’s landmark video installation Factory of the Sun. In this immersive work, which debuted at the 2015 German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Steyerl probes the pleasures and perils of image…

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Exhibition - Kahlil Joseph: Double Conscience

Kahlil Joseph: Double Conscience is MOCA's presentation of Kahlil Joseph's m.A.A.d, a double screen projection that is a lush portrait of contemporary Los Angeles. The camera sinuously glides through predominantly African American neighborhoods,…

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Exhibition - Sturtevant: Double Trouble

Sturtevant: Double Trouble is the first comprehensive survey in America of Sturtevant (American, b. 1924, d. 2014) 50-year career and the only institutional presentation of her work organized in the United States since 1973. Sturtevant has been…

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Exhibition - Selections From The Permanent Collection

Organized by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson, Selections from the Permanent Collection presents a chronological installation of significant works from MOCA's holdings from the 1940s to the present. Representing important historical movements…

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Exhibition - William Pope.L:Trinket

William Pope.L: Trinket is an exhibition of new and recent work by the Chicago-based artist, an essential figure in the development of performance and body art since the 1980s. The exhibition will be installed in the soaring spaces of the Geffen…

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Exhibition - Mike Kelley

Mike Kelley is the largest exhibition of the artist's work to-date and the first comprehensive survey since 1993. Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of our time, Mike Kelley (1954-2012) created a protean body of deeply innovative…

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Exhibition - Jacob Hashimoto's Gas Giant

Jacob Hashimoto (b. 1973, Greeley, Colorado), is an artist whose work studies visual experience in space, artifice, and craft through the use of materials such as handmade kites, fiberglass, marble and the skillful use of light. Combining…

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Exhibition - A New Sculpturalism

Contemporary Architecture From Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles is a city of continual reinvention-a city in a perpetual state of becoming, always looking for its future. Unconstrained by a singular historical or institutional orthodoxy, the city…

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Exhibition - Chris Johanson

MOCA presents Within The River of Time Is My Mind, a new exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Chris Johanson on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from June 29 through September 22, 2013. Organized by guest curator Andrew Berardini, the exhibition…

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